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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,401 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 44
Gots: 115 | 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 acdcsmith22
4/5  rDev +10.5%

acdcsmith22, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Japerrault
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

A: Hazy amber ale with a cream-colored head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Fruity, caramel, honey grain aromas

T: Sweet malty brew with flavors of toasted bread prevelent. Very little hops noticed.

M: Good mouthfeel. Fuller bodied, and definately not a thin feel.

D: This is a decent beer that is quite easy to drink.

Japerrault, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of slimpickens101
3/5  rDev -17.1%

slimpickens101, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Flowyn82
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Flowyn82, May 22, 2012
Photo of Sargully
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Sargully, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of kylefurlong
3/5  rDev -17.1%

kylefurlong, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Beerriver
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Beerriver, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of monkeybeer
4/5  rDev +10.5%

A- Golden Amber with a golden head light lacewing

S- Carmel with a slight malt

T/M - Sweet Carmel taste down very smooth and light a dry finish

D- This is one of my favorite beers; although I prefer it on tap I am defiantly not disappointed with it in bottles. This is a beer I almost always have on hand

monkeybeer, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of Mayhewbc
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Mayhewbc, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of MusicmanSD
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%

First Alt. Looks great, but that doesn't translate to mind blowing. Smells like faint ale, like watered down Anchor Steam, and I think it tastes like that too. Not good, not bad, but definitely a weaning product for your freinds or a session beer. Not alot going on, but you could drink a lot of them and not feel overpowered.

MusicmanSD, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of duffextracold
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

got this one as a christmas present from donkeyrunner.

A- Amber (duh), very thin head, very vigorous bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass, still going strong with only a few sips left. this stuff just screams "drink me!"

S- smells like herbal hops & sweet malt. mmm...

T- Tastes like it smells, Mmmmm. Very nice!
sweet bisquity malt, herbal hops, not too bitter. nothing fancy, but delicious.

M- Heavy carbonation, medium body, almost creamy.

D- Very enjoyable, nicely balanced. I only wish I had more...thanks donkeyrunner.

duffextracold, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of Isotope
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Isotope, May 23, 2013
Photo of thaichile
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a clear reddish amber with a minimal head. Nose is clean, malt and caramel. Flavor is smooth, sweetness and malt with just a hop sprinkle to allow the other flavors the opportunity to be heard. Definately a beer to have more than one of, unfortunately I only had one :-(. Thanks Zorro for the bottle.

thaichile, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of hochief
4/5  rDev +10.5%

hochief, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of humanawho
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

A - nice light amber color with a white head that fades quickly

S - sweet but light piny aroma

T - sweet light a little piny; some peach flavors like sucking on the peach stone; a little earthy

M - a little too sweet feeling; kind of syrupy

D - good drinkablity but a little to syrupy for me

humanawho, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of T100Mark
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - A nice copper colored beer. Not cloudy. The head had a slight reddish hue but it didn't stick around to long. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Malty. Sweet. Root beer. This beer has a nice nose.

Taste - Malty. Sweet. Taffy. Nice carbonation. The hops play a minor yet important role.

Mouth - Fizzy. Fresh. Slightly oil.

Overall - A nice Amber. The beer is friendly but a little lacking in character.

T100Mark, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Red_Chaos1, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of tjb27
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tjb27, May 24, 2014
Photo of qquique1010
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

qquique1010, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of x0darap
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

x0darap, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Wservati
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Wservati, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Kyle_Hanson
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kyle_Hanson, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Chrisdslap
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Chrisdslap, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of JohnnyJam
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%

I bought a single the other day from an Albertsons grocery store nearby. I have had such an ongoing problem with the beer being out of code. This one is also slightly out of code. I will review it anyway. I bought this beer five days past the code date.

Poured form a 12 oz. brown bottle with the freshness code clearly printed on the label (9/25/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a dark brown, slightly red color with a 1 1/2 finger head that dissipates very fast to leave just a ring around the top of the glass that lasts to the end. Virtually no lacing.

S: Some light malts. That's about it.

T: Sweet malt balanced by a bitterness. Gets me in the front of my tongue and in the back.

M: Medium bodied and carbonation. Goes down alright.

O: Nothing really special here. It's not too sweet and not too bitter. Better than a lot of beer out there but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

JohnnyJam, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of rojocorsa
4/5  rDev +10.5%

rojocorsa, Oct 09, 2013
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,401 ratings.