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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,561 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 50
Gots: 193 | 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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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of QXSTER1
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Balance! This is what the word is about. Nothing overpowering but everything is there. Great malty nose accentuated by the deep amber color. Rocky white head that calms to a sticky white lace. Sweet complex malt notes with caramel and biscuit, and just before malt overload the hops kicks in to a smooth mid-palate. Finish is velvety and full bodied but not cloying. A great accompaniment to a summer grill dinner.

Photo of MrNuggets
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

In an instant the head is gone. They've kept it simple, which i like. Mellow malt flavor on a base of almost flavorless hops. Aftertaste is almost bread-like. Feels kinda odd while in the mouth. This brew is undercarbonated for sure. This does not take away from the drinkability. This ought to be a fine session.

Photo of hungryghost
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice reddish brown.
Hardly any foam at all.
Smell the caramel right away. Sweet and malty, roasted malt.
First flavor is the malt, then the caramel sweetness rolls across the tongue.
Very lightly hopped, low on carbonation. A little to sweet to be a session beer, but I still like this one.
Goes down easy, at home and in Alaska.

Photo of Psilo707
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber appearance when poured, ruby-tint in the light. Decent head with great looking lacing slowly edging itself down the side of the glass.

Scent is a bit on the lighter side but has a good malty aroma to it. Taste is very good. A bit of nutty/piney overall feeling to feeling to a deliciously laid-back foretaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and pretty solid, and drinkability is definitely high as I never have trouble putting back many of these in a night.

Overall, Alaskan Amber is one of my favorite altbiers and I would recommend anything from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of seanbhudson
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber color with a large tan head. Very little lacing.
Moderate aroma of malt and caramel.
Smooth toasted malt and caramel. Hint of earthy bitterness at the end.
Medium body with slightly creamy texture. Soft carbonation.
Easy drinking beer that is a tad sweet. I could drink a lot of these but would get bored after awhile.
NOTES: BBCSD-0905-GeoffV

Photo of misterscooter
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The top of Mr. Al Askan Amber has a pretty head with a sea foam consistency in the bubbles and no lace. With the definitive amber color, I expect to see an ancient mosquito trapped inside. Thankfully, there is no flotsam or jetsam to get in the way of this beauty.

Just s little brown sugar and cooking vanilla in the aroma. There isn’t much else and I wanted more to describe it. What I did discover eluded me for a while.

There are some really tasty hops in this brew, slightly bitter but just enough to complement the honey and hay flavors. Overall, this is a really good beer that does well in all areas except for smell, which isn’t bad, by any means. I was given this one by a friend. I’ll buy it myself for sure.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Copper colored, almost clear with an off white short lasting head. Head diminishes quickly to a thin ring with mild lacing on the glass.

S - Malt is dominate. Biscuit, bready.

T - Malty, grainy, mild caramel sweetness, but does have a nice moderately bitter finish.

M - Moderate body.

D - This beer is smooth and drinkable. It has a nice balance of malts and hoppy bitterness, although I would prefer more hop aroma and flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

Pours amber with an average sized off-white head that sticks around for a bit.

The aroma features sweet malts and a distinct yeastiness.

The taste is robust for such a small beer. Big maltiness, dark fruits, background floral hops...this is a great session beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.