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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,406 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 44
Gots: 118 | 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 TCHopCraver
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not all that familiar with Alt Bier, but this is basically the flagship Alaskan Brewing beer from what I'm told, so here goes!

A pretty copper-amber-orange flows out of the bottle with a slight light khaki head that burns off immediately. A fair amount of carbonation shows through the see-through body. There is no lacing left behind on my pint glass.

The aroma presents sweet cereal grains, sweet fruits (plum and peach), caramel syrup, and a bit of shortcake. It's definitely sweet and fairly straight forward, but pretty good nonetheless.

The flavor is a little fuller than the smell suggested and has a very slight astrigent tang that is present throughout the sip. Some sweet fruits come through in the taste, along with a very cereal-like graininess. The overall taste is similar to a fruity syrup. There is a very small amount of hop bitterness on the finish. I think I could use a little more of the bitter at the end, to be honest.

A2 has a medium-bodied feel that does a pretty nice job of coating my palate. That tangy taste provides a little bit of a pucker on my tongue and the finish cleans most of the creaminess off of my tongue.

Overall, this is a pretty good brew. I wish I had a traditional alt in my repertoire to compare it to, but I do not. I think the one way to improve it just a bit would be to add just a little more bittering hops to balance out the syrupy sweetness from the malt. A very easy drinking beer that I would recommend to newer craft drinkers to ease them along their path.

TCHopCraver, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of deuce9259
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

deuce9259, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of scripna
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

scripna, May 25, 2014
Photo of mjaggers
4/5  rDev +10.2%

mjaggers, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of klmcmachen
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

klmcmachen, May 06, 2013
Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +10.2%

elglueckert, May 26, 2013
Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of ebenicr
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ebenicr, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

DirtyPenny, May 05, 2012
Photo of drcarver
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - a light amber color with a small cream colored head that fades quickly leaving little lacing.

S - lively malt with a touch of honey.

T - buttery and smooth. Sweet on the tongue and in the nose

M - Medium bodied with a nice bite at the back of the mouth. Clean and crisp with a sweet aftertaste.

D - Very drinkable. If I could get it out in PA it would definitely be a regular.

drcarver, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of Rocketman2013
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Rocketman2013, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of jcjerabek
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of scot959
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

scot959, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of mtrain237
4/5  rDev +10.2%

mtrain237, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of mani
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mani, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of NeilFlaiz
4/5  rDev +10.2%

NeilFlaiz, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Mrose78
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Mrose78, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Donnie2112
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: amber in color nice head

smell: slightly alcoholic, grainy, bready

taste: a nice tangy sour sweet beery flavor on the front of the tongue that rolls into a nice dry hint of hops

mouthfeel: light to medium body, medium carbonation and just a hint of lingering astringence

drinkability: this stuff is the kind of beer that you don't have to think about but you can. There's nothing offensive about it, there's a nice sweetness to it. I find this beer rather sessionable.

Donnie2112, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of JamisonM
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: amber color with off white head that is rather soapy looking does not look like its going to stick around the entire review

S: sweet buttery malts smells quiet deep and good

T: rich and deep malts come through very nice malty beer

M: med mouth med cabonation

D: drinkable but sweetness can be too much so I cant give it above a 3.5

overall: very good beer interesting style I like this style with out the alcohol burn like the big old ales its a drinkable malty beer that makes the malts the star of the show and I really liked it good price for a 6 pack as well! I will buy again for sure!

JamisonM, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of MilkManX
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MilkManX, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

pintofparadise, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of jtw5877
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium reddish brown with a decent white head. Toasted malty aroma, sweet malty taste. Nice body, a really good amber. My thanks go out to my Brother and his family who brought me a nice beer package from Alaska this holiday season.

jtw5877, Dec 29, 2002
Photo of Nizzle913
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Nizzle913, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of dillon_1005
3/5  rDev -17.4%

dillon_1005, Oct 03, 2013
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.