Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The first time that I had this beer was at a restaurant on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho. It was "love at first sight" and before I had tasted this beer, I was a through and through wine snob.
There is really no prominent scent to the Alaskan Amber besides a slight hint of the grains. This beer is very polite in appearance, pouring a decent, white with an orange tint head to compliment its orange-red-rust color.
The beer is really an easy-drinking choice. The flavors that come out are sweet maltiness that have been kissed with a touch of caramel. I even taste a lil' bit o' sugar cookie in this one. The hops are more or less an afterthought. And for this beer, I kind of like that feature.
Whenever in doubt, I grab a six-pack of Alaskan Amber. It's a mellow, user-friendly beer that adapts to all different types of dining and entertaining situations.
Speaking of food, I highly recommend this beer to be used in beer batter for fish. Two cups of flour, a teaspoon of baking powder, a bit o' salt and your favorite spice seasoning (I use a paprika-based blend) along with one bottle of Alaskan Amber makes for an incredible beer batter for cod. Make sure that once you have blended the ingredients to use it within the hour. It loses its airy-ness if you let it sit for too long.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2002 17:56:48 | More by Zraly
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3.54/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
This particular brew has a magnificent dark amber appearance, though little or no head. The amber has a mild, sweet aroma, nothing special. The taste was disappointing for me quite watery in both mouthfeel and taste. Somewhat sweet at first, hints of citrus and carmel then fades to an okay alcoholic taste. I was expecting a bit more from this beer- I do enjoy my amber ales. I will finish this bottle but will not go back for seconds.
I would recommend to a girl.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 08:54:35 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,291 ratings.