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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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1,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 50
Gots: 191 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a tulip-shaped nonic...

A: Pours a clear amber with golden hues...minimal lacing...

S: Sweeter malt..caramel and toffee...fruity notes as well, possibly some yeast esters...caramel apples, other fruit as well.

T: Really follows the nose, not a big beer but the malt really stands out...there are some hints of spices, earthy hints of hops too but the light malty/caramel/fruitiness is dominant.

MF: Light to medium/light body...creamy notes, with lower carbonation.

O: Not a bad malty offering, there is a nice body of work with sweetness here.

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Rich, sweet, bready aroma with plenty of melanoidins.

Hazy, deep amber colour with a small, 1-finger, off-white head. Poor head retention.

Sweet and bready. Lots of toffee and melanoidin. Hints of fruit.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation.

Rich, rounded flavour but just a little bit cloying and overly gassy.

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A: Burnt orange sienna. Not much of a head due to the non-aggressive pour.

S: Cashews, malt, light popcorn, sweetness.

T: Similar to the nose: Cashews, malt, dough, light popcorn, hint of toasty malt, rye bread, biscuit, and spice.

M: Medium light with a nice touch of carb on the back end. Leaves some coating in your mouth (not in a viscous way, but in a flavorful way).

O: Better than I expected, but not extravagant. This is a pleasant brew for relaxation and sessioning. Not the balls, but good regardless.

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12oz : tulip

Clear, amber red with a thin, foamy off white head.

Aroma and taste follow the same profile. Starts with caramel, malty bread notes and a lightly floral, grassy hop character in the background.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A well done altbier. Nothing particularly memorable, easy drinking, tasty flavor profile.

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A: Copper colored and clear, but the head is anemic without much retention, and lacing is nil.

S: Bready, toasted malt aroma. I'm not smelling any hops.

T: Much like the nose, bready malt dominates. There's some faint sweetness, maybe a hint of fruit (pear?). The finish balances the sweet malt with a touch of hops.

M: Decent carbonation, but pretty thin. A touch dry in the finish.

O: An OK session beer, but a bit underwhelming in my opinion. Would probably have gone better with a burger than as a stand-alone drink.

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,558 ratings.