Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
A friend brought this back to me from travels knowing I like different beers, so thanks to Ed for this one.
22oz bottle poured into Nugget Nectar pint glass.
Altbier huh? Didn't expect that, looks like fun.
Bottle Graphics: 4/10.
A: Amber body, big surprise. Ok, maybe some orange with the sun shining on it. Big bulbous white head with ample bubbling and spiderweb lacing that only lasted seconds.
S: Fruity, citrusy, and grainy. Not overtly sweet but you recognize some malty presence. Hops aroma balanced with sweet honey notes makes for a nice bready scent.
T: Caramel malts with a bitter balance. Again, hops and honey. Close semblance of honey laden Irish soda bread with hoppy bitter flavor. Very nice and reminds me of Fat Tire strangely enough- has that same cereal quality.
M: Considerable carbonation, medium body, and bitter ending. A bit too spritzy for my taste but Im being picky.
D: Goes down very smoothly. Not much like the strong alt biers and amped up versions, so this was a nice touch. Great to pair with food, glad I gave it a try. I think I was just used to the Stickes, this is far different.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2009 21:54:09 | More by marcpal
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