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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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1,598 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 57
Gots: 229 | 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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Ratings: 1,598 | Reviews: 585
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a birch wood brown and a mild chill haze with a fizzy one and a half finger cap of sand colored head. Pretty bad retention leaving a few sticky spots of lacing on the glass.

Hmm, cereal grain and wet cardboard with a touch of nuttiness. Hops are mildly pine resin and wet grass, very faint. Touch of dankness.

Certainly a bit of cereal grains here that gets smoothed out by a bit of caramel and cookie dough. Pinch of almonds and mixed berry. Earthy grassy hops on the tail end with a smidge of bitterness. All but disappears from the palate after the drink.

Nice amounts of carbonation, very pleasant and active when colder. Sessionable body leaving no stickiness or unpleasant feeling. Well done.

A simple well crafted session ale with appreciable carbonation. Sessionable as designed, geared with enough flavor to hit the spot but nothing memorable in the overall build. Worth trying.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours copper colored with minimal lacing and a slight foam on top. Fairly average looking. Clarity is decent.

S - Smells of fresh wheat and brown sugar.

T - Flavors seemed mild. Some initial sweetness of sugar gave way to a grainy taste. A bit of caramel flavor was felt too.

M - Solid session beer that does not overwhelm you. Enough complexity to make it enjoyable.

O - Didn't really enjoy this one. And a bit disppointed because I've heard good things about Alaskan Brewing. It is an ok altbier; just not a preference for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another classic always on @ the Conway Tavern...

Poured into a standared pint glass, dark brown in colour, thin tan head... smell/taste is roasted malt, quite thin on the palet.. very tasty/easy drinking and worth your time... just not very exciting. should be very easy to track down at any store/gas sation here in the PNW.

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A lightish amber with a decent enough head, though nothing to write home about.Aroma is on the sweet, bready side you'd expect from an amber, but not aggressively sweet. Taste is a very balanced malt sweetness with some clean but mild hoppines. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy but still nicely carbonated. A very nice, sessionable amber.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2finger head which quickly dissapears followed by a large amount of bubbles rising from the bottom. Well carborated for this style of beer. Not much in smell. Maybe some buscuity/bread aroma. Taste is very balanced. Biscuits hit the palate with a swwleet honey flavour which captures the beer as its main focus. Very enjoyable during these cold winter nights.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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