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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,438 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,438
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 46
Gots: 135 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Altbier? I would have guessed a basic amber, but so be it. Bright amber with moderate head. Caramel malt is forefront, with mild grain sweetness. Body is mid-range, a little chewy toward the end. Hopping provides a moderated bittering that mellows at the finish. Not sure there is quite enough interest to qualify for a session, but the beer is well-built and would be a good food pairing.

Brent, Oct 17, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear deep amber in color, with a large, somewhat coarse off-white head, which retains well. The carbonation is moderate and slow-rising, the lacing is scattered and patchy.

Aroma: Profound aroma of toasted brown bread and caramel, and a mild spicy hop character.

Taste: Opens with robust dark malt flavors, soon followed by lesser flavors of caramel and molasses. Toasted malt flavors dominate throughout the taste, with the caramel and molasses flavors contributing a mild sweetness. Finishes with a lingering, mild and slightly spicy hop flavor and lingering toasted grain flavors.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, and full.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent and very drinkable, a very nice example of the style. Considering the typical price ($6.99 to $8.49 for a six-pack) in my area, Texas, Alaskan Amber seems a bargain.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served n a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Jan 05, 2014
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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,438 ratings.