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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,348 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 44
Gots: 98 | 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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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-20-2013 03:31:39 | More by mjenkins5
Photo of jeffjfindley


4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Nice copper coloring and respectable head retention. The smell is faint, and not at all unpleasant. Just smells clean and malty, with the faintest touch of esters. The taste is crisp, yet adequately full-bodied, with a hint of caramel, and a very pleasant, if understated finish.

A fine mixture of satisfying flavor and a very modest abv make for a tremendously drinkable, and enjoyable beer.

11-25-2006 03:28:19 | More by jeffjfindley
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2014 04:55:20 | More by schimschim
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-03-2013 04:48:15 | More by ReverendJon
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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured this one pretty fast and still almost no head. No lacing what so ever. On the nose I pick up some blood orange. The tawny port color was one impressive quality.
The flavor has a nutty, toasted grain with some fading fruit quality on the finish. A simple brew that is very smooth and easy to drink!

01-25-2008 19:08:26 | More by athensbeermaster
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-11-2011 20:11:10 | More by oneturbucfan
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-29-2012 15:10:49 | More by Prestonlegal
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%

I only got one of these before this one. The wife seemed to like them more than I, so she helped herself to them. So how can a marriage last without an ability to share?

It looks like an amber ale, reddish orange with a light ring of foam. Fits perfectly in my sam adams glass, but I think it needs to be warmed up a bit, there isn't but a fant burnt carmel coming off it. It has lots of sweetness, toffee like finish. Kind of yeasty but with a good bit of wateriness.

I like it but I can't say I'd drink it all the time. Probably good with some spicy brats, whole grain mustard, spatzel, etc.

07-06-2008 01:43:22 | More by Dotcubed
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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

Alaska Amber
Amber red, small head settles, creamy appearance.
Tastes smooth and the malt flavor is sweet and nice.
Feels slick and smooth.
Went great with the salmon bake in Juneau where I tried this. Lucky to have that experience. Lacks complexity or a large character, but certainly one to try and to enjoy.

12-20-2013 03:06:36 | More by TBoneJones
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New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

Wonderful deep amber, light ruby color. Clear with light carbonation. Head disappears quickly. Light hoppy crispiness in the aroma, but mostly biscuity malty notes. Biscuit notes with some caramel in the taste. There is some hop bitterness, but it is minimal. Slightly dry. Medium body. Very clean lager taste. Very drinkable. Excellent session beer. Pleasant mouthfeel.

I needed something to last me till the weekend when I had more time to explore LA beer scene. Alaskan Amber was my choice at the local supermarket (Ralph's). And I am not disappointed. It is a very drinkable and tasty beer.

11-09-2007 06:01:44 | More by ikats
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-08-2011 20:54:56 | More by Anew
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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer is an orange-ish clear color with a very slight head. Theres almost no scent to speak of, maybe some slight malts. Those same malts came through in the taste, along with a crispness that I really enjoyed. This is a light bodied brew with some carbonation.

An excellent, drinkable beer that is a great example of an alt-style.

After having this again, I noticed that it's really a beautiful looking beer. Dark orange-red, but still crystal clear. Got way more foam this time around.

10-08-2011 02:39:44 | More by alexipa
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

10-28-2013 15:25:23 | More by rhinonau
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-02-2014 22:23:17 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
Photo of smanders


3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: Golden amber with white lace.

Smell: A bit of fruit/spice but heavy on the malt.

Taste: Lots o' sweetness with a good balance of hops. Very smooth.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied

Drinkability - Very good. This beer could be consumed during any festivity or occasion by a wide variety of palettes. Good mass appeal. I usually expect more smokiness in an altbier, but this was still enjoyable.

05-04-2009 19:41:10 | More by smanders
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2012 05:22:42 | More by AlphaKing414
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-14-2014 01:29:43 | More by Jcarter1221
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-13-2014 04:57:43 | More by IllicitEloquence
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours a nice attractive amber color with a pretty decently constructed head that dissipates quickly. Smells spicy, musty, fruity and malty. Taste is a spicy malt with hints of citrus fruit and berries. Mouthfeel is a good body that leaves a nice aftertaste. Drinkability is good, a nice refreshing brew.

05-17-2009 05:24:58 | More by merryjoulton
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-04-2014 03:08:52 | More by Juno_Malone
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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

08-19-2014 23:28:37 | More by rudedude985
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-12-2014 21:30:30 | More by Ilafan
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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured a light amber in color with a decent white head that stuck around. Aroma was slight cereal grains and malty sweetness. Taste was a little bland, some hops and malt. There was slight bitterness and sweetness to it. It has a decent texture, but it is a little light. I feel this beer is a decent beer but I never really enjoyed it. I would rate this as a good session beer for some, but for me it is not.

08-07-2008 04:21:03 | More by tbeck
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3.63/5  rDev 0%

poured a nice copper-amber color. good forming head with lacing.

smells malty or bready maybe.

tastes malty with a hint of bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

good mouthfeel, somewhat grainy though.

ok drinkability. i wouldn't go out of my way to get this beer again, however, i would try more brews from this brewery.

01-18-2009 22:12:49 | More by skrib09
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-11-2014 01:51:03 | More by TEdubbaD
Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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