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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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1,442 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,442
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 45
Gots: 137 | 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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Photo of hoppyboy69
1/5  rDev -72.5%

hoppyboy69, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of tpeters
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tpeters, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of lumikuuro
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear brownish amber with small beige head and a little lace.

Aroma: Rich caramel malt, some spice, and the cheesy smell of good Bavarian style beer.

Taste: Rich caramel, hint of cheese, cinnamon, raisin, some fruit as the beer warms. Earthy soft hop gives balance. Nice beer, but a little more intensity would help.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft. Light carbonation, slightly dry.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer with nice flavours and an accomplished aroma. Easily enjoyable but doesn't blow the drinker away.

lumikuuro, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of randomjazzr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

randomjazzr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ByMySword
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A lighter amber color than usual. A nice prominent head remained throughout the drinking session.

Smell: A hint of spice to the mix, but not overwhelming.

Taste: The taste was above average for an Amber. I would have preferred it to be a little more prominent, though.

Mouthfeel: This beer had a good mouthfeel that permeated throughout.

Overall: This beer was above average, but barely so. It was a nice beer that can be drank throughout an entire night. A good beer, but overall not exceptional.

ByMySword, May 20, 2012
Photo of NOLTERN
4/5  rDev +10.2%

NOLTERN, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of TheDTrain
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Imperial pint.

A: Nice rich amber color with good head retention
S: Nice fruits, hops, malts. Leaving a bit to be desired
T: It has a nice, easily drinkable taste with noce caramel tones.
M: Medium body
D: This is a nice, clean amber beer.

TheDTrain, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of chuckgfk
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

chuckgfk, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Whiskeyjack
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Whiskeyjack, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Beer_Slayer
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Beer_Slayer, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of andrewkgray91
4/5  rDev +10.2%

andrewkgray91, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of acdcsmith22
4/5  rDev +10.2%

acdcsmith22, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Mayhewbc
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mayhewbc, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of BanrionMAB
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of thartman
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle a nice amber color with a one finger tan head with decent retention. Smell of malts, grains, caramel and biscuits. Lots of flavor ...balanced sweet malty taste with some caramel, biscuits, and some hops on the finish. Well balanced with a lingering aftertaste of malts and hops. Nice brew!, creamy and rich. Definitely worth a try.

thartman, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of swimnadd
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

swimnadd, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Yjt2
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Yjt2, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Jonker1
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Jonker1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Brewsmith
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally. Aroma is fruity - apples with some plum. Color is a burnt amber orange with a tan head that went away fast. Malty, toasty, some biscuit and evenly balanced with bitterness. Medium bodied and finishes dry but just sits on the tongue. Still an easy drinking beer.

Brewsmith, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of Kastler
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Kastler, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don not think I ever had this style of beer but it surprise with taste and quality.

Appearance : It is copper color produces a really thick and nice an fluffy head.

Smell : Malty and I was not expecting many hops

Taste : It has a hit with malts and some carbonation. Great tasting dark beer for some getting into craft beer,

Mouthfeel: Medium Carbonation has appears to have in the glass, It does have a really nice finish. It finishes sweet and then begins to dry as you swallow.
I am impressed with this beer. This makes me want to grab a few more these amber beer.

bbluemzbeer, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tjb27, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

amanforallsaisons, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

sonnydeezy, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of NatetheGreat
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

this was a great beer - i enjoyed this more than i ever anticipated.

A: yeah it's amber with an extra touch of red glow. very nice white head, but disappeared rather quickly and left little lacing.

S: here's where I got intruigued. Malty with lots of fruity notes, some spice.

T: oh it was fantastic. reminiscent of a dubbel/abbey ale with it's sugery fruitiness, notes of apple and spice strongest, amongst layers of caramel malt sweetness. hops hold up the rear fairly - balanced but surely more on the malty side (but not overdone).

M: a bit rough, astringent, but not bad. Has some creaminess that was nice, but this was the one weaker spot in this beer, IMO.

D: very drinkable, interesting flavors and quite surprising at that. This was a pleasant surprise, one I will certainly go back for.

NatetheGreat, Feb 09, 2009
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,442 ratings.