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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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1,578 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 56
Gots: 212 | 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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Photo of DocJitsu
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark copper color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Very nice aroma consisting of sweet raisin, sweet banana, and pumpkin spice ice cream. The aroma takes me to September/October for Oktoberfest. Maybe even the Covered Bridge Festival, if you've been in west-central Indiana in October. Mouthfeel is characterized by being light to medium body, soft, and wet. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment. Heavy nutmeg and cinnamon from start to finish. A little Dogfisheadish in their aggressiveness with spice. A lot of pumpkin pie and Oktoberfest. Not great, but certainly drinkable.

Photo of Karoth
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jera1350
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appropriately amber in color, thin lightly tan head of foam that leaves a bit of spotty lace.

Nutty, malty sweet, hint of earth. Just a bit light overall.

Solid malt sweetness, nutty, mildly fruity, earthiness to the hops. Slight alcohol at the end. Really tasty beer overall.

Very soft carbonation, lighter side of a medium body. Smooth and lightly crisp. Quite refreshing in fact.

One of the more enjoyable alt beers I've had. I think this is a really good beer that drinks exceptionally well. Quite surprised by this one.

Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kobeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sj660
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a number of times over the years, and the bottles I've had this year have been much, much better. Hard to compare from memory, but there is more malt and less astringency than I recall, and this is a great drinking beer.

This is still one of the better alts you can readily acquire despite its flaws.

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Vlaminck
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of bigwillystyle
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Mechagrue
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of optimator705
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of pepelemofo
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of swimnadd
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of BOSMECH
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this when I went back to Port Angeles Washington for a BBQ
I got it at the local store in a bottle.
A was brite golden
S was hoppy and lite on the malt
M was smooth and had small bite to it
o it is a great beer
You can not find this out east here in New England.

Photo of DCon
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
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!

Photo of mjurney
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice copper color. Some carbonation rising. Small head that disappear really quick.

Sweet aroma, but very light... Caramel and fruity esters.

Very rich and malty. Lots of caramel malts, biscuity, hazelnut, toasty, just slight hint of chocolate. Just touch of bitter hops towards the finish.

Very smooth. Medium body, yet pretty creamy. Carbonation is very nice.

Photo of hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Wheelz
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.