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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,302 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,302
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 41
Gots: 84 | 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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nibbish

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-21-2014 21:34:26 | More by nibbish
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mattffrost

California

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass.

Beer is a darker cloudy amber. Head is offwhite. Head dissolves pretty quickly. Its a nice looking beer.

Smells of lemon citrus come to my nose. Nice clean fragerence, nothing to much.

A nice refreshing taste, nothing blows me away but a nice beer. I get a little tast of water, a bit of a sweetness, and a really tiny bitterness. Very light easy to drink.

The beer is mild in carbonation and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 20:49:14 | More by mattffrost
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Aclucari

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-09-2012 15:32:30 | More by Aclucari
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Weisseguy1

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-01-2013 19:43:32 | More by Weisseguy1
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Hack72

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-23-2012 22:28:30 | More by Hack72
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Thunder

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-08-2013 21:08:32 | More by Thunder
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LDemarais

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-30-2011 06:42:09 | More by LDemarais
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Twan22

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-10-2013 03:36:13 | More by Twan22
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MIKESTARR01

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-14-2014 18:48:28 | More by MIKESTARR01
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Fabric8r

Montana

4.63/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent pre-dinner beer, if on tap because the bottled version is nothing like the draft. Wonderful aftertaste that I cannot describe. Usually ask at a restaurant if they have it on tap, if not, we usually don't return. (it's that much of a great pre-dinner beer for me). I have found different batches taste different. Alaskan needs to pay attention to their consistency (or maybe that is their plan ?) If you find it on tap before dinner, Enjoy!

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2002 11:37:44 | More by Fabric8r
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grindcore666

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've only had the Summer Ale from Alaskan at this point, and I really enjoyed that...so let's see how this one goes.

Poured into a pint glass- color is reddish bronze...one finger head fades into a thin cloudy layer of bubbles.

As expected from an amber, it smells sweet and fruity.

Tastes more mellow than I was expecting - mild hops in front hiding behind the carbonation, expands into some nice malts. Just the right amount of sweetness- not sickly sweet, but pleasant.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth.

This beer has a lot of character, without being too aggressive- very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 00:47:15 | More by grindcore666
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Jodawn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-08-2013 21:49:35 | More by Jodawn
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MacDonaldT84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-19-2013 12:42:47 | More by MacDonaldT84
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methtlcai

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-17-2013 02:18:22 | More by methtlcai
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FrozenJoe

Alaska

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

An alt style beer. Can't say I've tasted an alt before. So this is my somewhat ignorant review.

Appearance: The best thing about this beer. First of all, it has probably the coolest looking twelve pack box in the store. Nice bottle. Thick, light tan head. Dark copper color.

Smell: Odd, faint, sweet aroma. Low carbonation.

Taste: Kind of a let down. I had hopes for this beer to be good. It's nothing special. Kind of a muddy, sour, bitter cocktail.

Mouthfeel: It just doesn't go down smooth. Something not right.

Drinkability: Not a bad little beer. Doesn't taste like an adjunct. Maybe this is where I just don't get an altbier? Not sure. Just doesn't seem that good.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 03:22:47 | More by FrozenJoe
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SF_Posse

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-18-2014 02:08:28 | More by SF_Posse
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RyV

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-30-2013 04:47:00 | More by RyV
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granite

New Hampshire

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

A---It poured a polished copper with a fine white head.

S---Fruity esters, palm sugar and malt.

T---Bread like base malt and caramel sweetness upfront. Balanced bitterness, then finishing dry and spice like. Some notes of cinnamon and nutmeg from the yeast.

M---Thin bodied.

D---I enjoyed it and I could drink this all night long but it is the polar opposite from what an alt should taste like. The yeast used contributed too many esters. It also lacked munich malt flavor and a clean lager characteristic.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2007 13:26:08 | More by granite
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Jdub983

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-07-2011 21:49:34 | More by Jdub983
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GeneralZod

California

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE
Nice red color with very little head retention.

SMELL
Smells sweet, but nothing to impressive.

TASTE
Taste sweet and slightly roasty.
The flavor is much better than the smell.

MOUTHFEEL
Medium coarse, typical amber

DRINKABILITY
As many times as I've seen it on the store shelf, I regret not picking it up sooner. One of the better Ambers.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 03:42:59 | More by GeneralZod
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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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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-26-2014 22:26:26 | More by JaxBen_20J
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Schulte30

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2014 22:21:32 | More by Schulte30
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Bis4beer70

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-08-2014 15:34:22 | More by Bis4beer70
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HotterThanHell

Arizona

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I consumed two pints of Alaskan Amber today at lunch and found it to be a well balanced but average beer.

The color was a nice auburn but the beer had little head retention and virtually no lacing. In the mouth you get a light malty flavor with just a hint of hops (Cascade I think) but the carbonation seems a bit high and that lends to the slightly watered down flavor.

Like the taste, the aroma was also very light if not absent from the beer.

I even allowed my secoond one to warm a bit so it wasn't ice cold but I detected no improvement. Average Amber.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2007 02:06:59 | More by HotterThanHell
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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