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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,360
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 44
Gots: 105 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-26-2011 07:43:19 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

05-30-2013 02:53:22 | More by T100Mark
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-23-2013 15:15:44 | More by RickDeLucio
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North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-10-2014 06:31:30 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-18-2012 02:31:40 | More by MrBillyMac
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a bottle shipped from Colorado. Thanks Graff!

Although Ambers were the first style of beer that got me into craft beer, it is no longer my style. That being said, I will do my best reviewing this beer.

A- Pours a clear rusty amber. An off white head does form that leaves the glass very clean as it dissipates.

S- Not much to smell with this beer. A little malty even less hops.

T- I will say that I am a little more impressed than what I pictured from the smell. This is a very balanced beer with roasty malts and a somewhat bitter finish. I would have probably enjoyed this much more at the beginning of my craft beer journey.

MF- Mild carbonation and sugary after taste

D-This is a very drinkable beer. A little to malty for a hot summer day, but something that would go down great in the fall. In fact this is better than most alt/amber beers I've had. I could drink many of these if they were available in Indiana.

I enjoyed this beer and am glad I was able to try it. I've only had two other beers by this brewer and the others have impressed me more than this. However, it is one of the best alt/ambers I have tried.

04-09-2010 01:03:13 | More by iuhophead87
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4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

12 oz bottle

App- Mahogany with and off white fluffy head.

Sm- Subtle grain aromas with a bit of fruity ale yeast esters.

Ta- Sweet wort-like malt flavors that is immediately balanced by a blueberry like fruitiness that comes from the yeast. Slight toasted biscuits peeking though.

Ov- Excellent altbier. Spot on.

09-22-2011 18:48:05 | More by gueuzer
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

05-22-2014 21:01:34 | More by rkinney
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-22-2011 04:20:43 | More by marshrat63
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-12-2012 04:12:55 | More by gunther1205
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-03-2012 23:43:44 | More by expansive
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North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 03:53:08 | More by DiggerDahl
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4.08/5  rDev +12.4%

Bright, clear amber body, slips into the pint glass. Biege head supported by pretty effervescent carbonation lasts throughout the pint leaving scant lace.

Nose is soft, sweet malts, fruit, and some pungent, earthy hops

Taste is an elegant mingling of toasty, nutty, and caramel malts, with a round fruit character. Herbal hop bitterness comes through with a nice floral and pungent character. Apple skin bitterness lingers.

Medium mouthfeel provides enough sturdiness to be interesting, but light enough to not be cloying with the rich, malt character.

This was a beer I drank a lot years ago when the microbrew craze was in it's infancy. Having searched out bigger, badder brews over the years I've shunned this one as being too pedestrian. I am convicted of my snobbishness by how much I enjoy this beer - a solid session beer and one I will drink again when I don't need a West Coast hop-fix

09-23-2009 00:14:31 | More by GimmeAles
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-21-2013 00:43:41 | More by Thirsty2383
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-28-2013 00:12:12 | More by yankees27
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-21-2012 20:17:13 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
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2.83/5  rDev -22%

pours a 1/8" head with minimal, slippery lacing. amber body with sediment and light yellow tint.

smells of apple juice and caramel with a pear-y overtone.

tastes like apple and pear juice and hops.

clear, refreshing. wet and crisp finish.

average amber.

11-14-2011 10:01:06 | More by thatruth
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%

12oz bottle poured into New Belgium snifter

The sum of the parts is greater than the individual pieces on this one

A: Copper brown and gives a one finger white head that lingers for awhile. Really nice color on this one

S: Caramel and a touch of hops. Nothing big in the smell to go either way.

T: Rich, sweet and slightly nutty. The malts are the main player here.

M: Nice carbonation, not too much definitely not too little. Goes down really nice.

O: In terms of availability and quality this is one of my favorite beers. There is nothing amazing about it but it is a fantastically decent beer.

11-02-2011 23:48:34 | More by DividedAvery
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-27-2012 19:46:04 | More by Lordkrystic
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-29-2011 08:09:17 | More by Cthulhu
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-19-2011 06:31:39 | More by DeSoto
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-17-2012 21:42:17 | More by dmquinn
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-28-2011 04:48:51 | More by beerrooster
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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%

This particular brew has a magnificent dark amber appearance, though little or no head. The amber has a mild, sweet aroma, nothing special. The taste was disappointing for me quite watery in both mouthfeel and taste. Somewhat sweet at first, hints of citrus and carmel then fades to an okay alcoholic taste. I was expecting a bit more from this beer- I do enjoy my amber ales. I will finish this bottle but will not go back for seconds.
I would recommend to a girl.

07-18-2014 08:54:35 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2012 07:39:36 | More by cougarbait
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,360 ratings.