Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,662 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 58
Gots: 280 | 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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Ratings: 1,662 | Reviews: 607
Photo of furballkazoo
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On of the smoothest beers I have ever tasted.

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a very sweet beer, taste better than it smells. I like the sweet fruit flavor, mostly banana.

Photo of twins2008nathan
2.59/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

kind of tasted rusty not too heavy.... just ok

Photo of ordybill
4.34/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap. This beer has a very nice malt and yeast aroma. The beer has a nice dark brown color with a small off-white head. The flavor is malt, nuts and some hops, pretty good. Overall, a solid beer that I would drink again.

Photo of Mersmom8
4.79/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

We tried this beer out west and loved it! It is sweeter than many beers, which I like. I prefer the sweeter wines (Rieslings/Desert Wines). I cannot stand bitter beer. This is nice and smooth. The color is pretty too. Too bad we cannot get it in the Southeast.

Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.76/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Easy to understand why this is their flagship. Amber is the best alt I've had, a benchmark in the style.

Photo of OKbrew89
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Poured dark brown with a small head that didn't leave much lacing. Smells like rich malts. Tastes like barely-nutty malt with slightly bitter hops. It's well balanced and smooth with no alcohol aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Very quaffable.
Nice, smooth brown that is well balanced and easy to drink.

Photo of chauncenation
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers for casual drinking

Photo of BaritoneHillbilly
2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This beer was OK. It looked very nice, but the taste wasn't so great. It wasn't that bad either, except it tastes flat. And the flatness just gets progressively worse as you drink it, as it becomes nearly unbearable as you're approaching the last swallow. But it's not as bad as an IPA.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. The head fades quickly leaving very little lacing.

S - The aroma is faint caramel and bread.

T - The taste follows the aroma caramel, brown sugar, biscuity malts, light citrus, and some light hoppiness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - A decent Amber that's enjoyable and easy drinking.

Photo of ryanjgamache
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an overall good beer.

Photo of Cannibalgasm
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a light amber with thin white head. OK retention with little lacing.

S: White bread, caramel, orange, brown sugar, and a slight floral hop aroma.

T: White bread, lemon, caramel, orange, with a tiny amount of hops detectable on the back end.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation, crisp finish.

O: A solid amber but not anything special. An enjoyable and easy drinking brew.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one's a clear flecky, copper colored beer with delicate dissipating light tan head. It smells of bread, grain, toast, caramel, and faint esters. Lightly tart and sweet, almost lemony, and again, bread on the palate. A sweet or even dessert bread, in fact. Not much for hops, still very light bitter presence with linger and aftertaste. Medium, fine carbonation that doesn't diminish but goes down smooth, with crisp, refreshing finish. Overall, definitely reminiscent of an English brown, but a bit lighter in body.

Photo of THoff94
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Somewhat refreshing but spunky beer. Mediocre.

Photo of kantormill
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Great deep honey/amber color. Smells a little on the sweeter side, like a peppered toffee. Slightly bitter at the start and finishes with clove and honey. Leave a nice taste in your mouth.

Photo of ckornmannn
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color, a bit more carbonated than a brown ale, but the perfect amount for this beer I think. This one is malt forward with just a bit of tang and sweetness. Bready. There is some hop presence. The best thing about this beer, and the reason it is a go-to and one of my all time favorites, is that it is exceptionally well balanced and there is nothing else on the typical beer aisle that tastes like it. You have to visit a specialty bottle shop to find a beer like this.

Photo of Dana_Campbell
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I would definitely get again.....if you are into ambers and browns you will like this beer. I really enjoyed it!

Photo of ducktoadecoy
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer far exceeded my expectations. It is smooth but the taste is still potent and enjoyable. I feel like I could drink this on any occasion. The smell and look were perfect as well. If it were a bit stronger, I'd add it to my list of favorites.

Photo of SteveMcQueen36
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasty and sweet. This beer is delicious but a bit weak.

Photo of newalbanypimp
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Amber. This beer can go toe to toe with any Amber. Very enjoyable.

Photo of Pattymac
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, sweet, balanced amber with just the right drink ability. Good beer to drink with just about anything and for just about any occasion

Photo of Briancaldel
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(Our little red rooster). Strong copper color. Like a shiny Lincoln penny. Sweet floral smell with hints of malt. Very smooth taste for an amber.

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint at Uncle Buck's in Grapevine, Texas with #dodgechargercrew!

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For an Amber, it is not the best.

Photo of Doonzman
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers. A Pacific Northwest feel and taste. Very good

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,662 ratings.