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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,308 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,308
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 41
Gots: 85 | 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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stevoj

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-01-2014 04:31:43 | More by stevoj
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Yello5

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-01-2013 06:53:55 | More by Yello5
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od_sf

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-16-2013 23:17:30 | More by od_sf
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-04-2013 22:39:42 | More by dmorgan310
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-14-2014 01:29:43 | More by Jcarter1221
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jacknsally5148

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-13-2012 03:37:52 | More by jacknsally5148
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-18-2013 19:05:45 | More by DIPAFAN
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Lance87

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-27-2014 18:52:44 | More by Lance87
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-27-2014 17:00:34 | More by McAndrew
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Gerred

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-17-2013 03:47:02 | More by Gerred
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einman

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-30-2014 18:09:58 | More by einman
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Asics

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-22-2013 11:14:36 | More by Asics
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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-12-2012 04:24:08 | More by Iowacraft
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-10-2013 16:17:22 | More by comfortablynirm
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-22-2013 01:19:37 | More by XmnwildX12
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StormTrooperScott

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-29-2013 20:00:18 | More by StormTrooperScott
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roddwolff

Mexico

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Bright copper color, the foamy head looks like a necklace for their thinness;

S: Fruity with malt, raspberry and cinnamon;

T: Malt, toffee with spicy hops and tamarind;

M: Bittersweet with sour notes, medium body, the consistency is creamy and thick, very low carbonation;

D: Acceptable beer but nothing i have not tried in other beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 20:03:55 | More by roddwolff
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drabmuh for this best of styles tick. Served in a tulip.

Pours a light amber color with a thin tan head. Little to no lacing and a slight collar. Nose is pretty light with some bready malt and not too much else. Maybe a touch of earthy hops in the background. Taste is bread crust and a light sweetness. Faint caramel and hops. Feel is quite thin and a bit undercarbonated. Drinks alright, but isn't anything special.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 00:40:26 | More by Thorpe429
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DCon

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a Growler of this brew from the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $12. Poured from the White/Yellow/Green Labeled "Beer Shoppe" Growler into a 16oz Yakima Tennis Club Mug.

Aroma- Sweet, has an amber nose, and very malty. Light dry hopped flavor but only in the background.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies fairly quick. Has an amber, clear body and leaves a few suds behind.

Flavor- Has a very sweet beginning with only light hops around. VERY malty. Sweet bite at the finish. Average.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Sweet, and malt on the finish.

Overall Impression- Didn't quite impress me with the lack of hops... Overly carbonated and too sweet all around. Should have more of the dry hops I found in the aroma in the taste. Not sure about this!

Serving type: growler

07-23-2012 17:20:33 | More by DCon
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Since this is the one that seems to sell the best I thought I'd give it a go.
Ar –This beer seems to have the hot trend, with several stores indicating that they can’t keep it in stock. Anyway kinda’ a shallow watery aroma with a sweet malt character (3)

Ap – Virtually no head, nearly brilliantly clear but an attractive almost copper color. (3)

F – Flavor is malt based with a slightly sweet crystal malt quality that has a Vienna approaching marzen quality. Mild hop flavor and enough bitterness to balance off the sweetness. (3.5)

MF – A slightly lighter body but too heavily carbonated for my taste. Gives it a filling feel. (3)

T – Overall, I guess I can see why some like the flavors, but overall an okay beer, but not something I’d seek out again. (3)

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 00:50:54 | More by garymuchow
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WesWes

New York

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a thin off-white lace head. The aroma is decent. It has a weak malt scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts and a grainy finish. The taste is slightly above average. It has a light feel with a bit of sweet malts and a dry finish. It is a little weak for my taste, plus the recipe is quite basic. The mouthfeel is average as well. It is a medium bodied beer with not enough carbonation. This beer was a disappointment. It had little character and horrible mouthfeel. It's one and done for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2004 02:21:56 | More by WesWes
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Retsinis

California

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had two bottles of this with the wife on a Alaskan Airlines flight from Los Angeles to D.C.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a small plastic cup. Fizzy carbonation, that rises and falls rapidly, similiar to a macro lager. Amber Color, of new copper, clear, no lacing.

Aromoa's are muted, but of caramel, almonds, malt, and corn.

The taste is crisp, from the carbonation, and is as muted in flavor as the nose. Sweet caramel, corn, almonds. Some bitterness in there too.

Clean finish, and is very easy to drink. Overall, it is average for the style, and something to have a few of while whale watching in Alaska, or fishing, since it won't distract you.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 13:56:42 | More by Retsinis
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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not too bad a beer.

Looks like an average ale would. A nice red color, as I would have expected. Smells slightly yeasty (in a good way). Tastes a bit yeasty but malt overtakes that flavor. A bit watery, I found.

Have a "Yukon Red" from Yukon Brewing Company, if you can find one, instead. There's a "real" amber ale for ya.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 19:34:24 | More by MAB
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BucannonXC5

California

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Sept. 21, 2012 (purchased at a 7/11 in Mission Gorge (San Diego, Calif.) for a 6-pack price of $8.49 on Sept. 21, 2012). Less than a finger of head, that dissipated right away. Dark amber with off-white head. Bad retention all-around.

Smelled caramel, dark fruits, cherry, plum and nuts.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got malts, plum, dark fruits, caramel, light toffee, honey and nuts.

Medium body. Oily texture. Below-average carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

Pretty much the definition of an average amber for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 04:49:58 | More by BucannonXC5
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle shared at a tasting - Poured into a tulip

Appearance: Pours a copper color and is a transparent brew, free of haze. The beer also had orange and yellow hues of color from the light it lets through. About 1/2 an inch of white head.

Smell: Sweet malt, orange, apple and lots of sugar.

Taste: Medium bodied beer with a pale taste and a malt balance. Apples and oranges appear in the taste also, with no hop presence. Nice malt profile.

Mouthfeel: Again, a medium bodied beer with litte hop bitterness and plenty of sugar.

Drinkability: A decent session beer, but not worth seeking out. Could use a little bit more depth of character and less cavity forming sugar.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 13:29:01 | More by Risser09
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,308 ratings.