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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,305 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,305
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 41
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber / deep-copper hazy brew with a 1/2 finger head of khaki fizz. The head eventually recedes to a wispy haze and persistent collar. Not much lace.

S - Nutty banana-bread malt aromas with loads of caramel. Dark fruits (prunes and dried apricots), toast, molasses, and grapes. I also smell some "wet-dog" aromas too.

T - Autumnal flavors of dried fruit (raisns, prunes, and apricot), toast, and nuts. Hops are leafy and don't really show a lot of character, but serve to balance the malts quite well. Toasty.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, and extremely smooth, but with lively carbonation.

D - Nice nose, but sort of boring tasting. At 4.0% this is a prime session candidate. A nice alternative to brown or amber ales....sort of reminds me of Anchor steam in a way.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 22:55:40 | More by pmcadamis
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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.