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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,175 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1175
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%


Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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Zraly

Virginia

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2002 17:56:48 | More by Zraly
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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.