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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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1,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,584
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 56
Gots: 215 | 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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3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight earthy malt, hint of honey, and slight grain. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, slight pale malt, hint of grain, hint of yeast, and a hint of citrus. Overall, good feel and blend.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty stuff and true to style, as far as I can remember. Served at a good temperature and poured with a lovely, light tan, foamy, frothy, billowy, fluffy head that lasted a while and plenty of lace. Color is a clear dark amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, a bit of roast, toffee. Flavor is malt, slightly sweet, balanced nicely with tang and a bit nutty. Body is just right; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, balanced, and without flaws, tapering with average length. Decent brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Altbier are hard to come by in Texas (ironic considering the heavy German infulences) so I was thrilled to try what is probably the most well known one in America. Alaskan Amber is a juicy amber colored beer with nice drinkability. Light fruit notes like fig and raisin are present. Lightly carbonated and very mellow. A pretty good flagship session beer. Overall it was a beer I enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear light amber with a thin off white head leaving no lace behind as it settles.

S - Lightly toasted bready malt with caramel and toffee.

T - Grainy malts mixed with multigrain bread, slightly nutty, sweet caramel and light herbal hops.

M - On the light side of medium with low to medium carbonation. I get a lingering sweetness but it is pleasant instead of cloying.

D - A light, tasty, easy drinking alt.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,584 ratings.