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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,598 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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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
Photo of abrodsky
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rphx88
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SWPA_Brew
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice, smooth drinking Amber. Could throw back a few of these.

Photo of Gcompton30
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best alt I've ever had

Photo of jxc5
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashPants
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Format: a 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: a dark copper amber colour with some ruby highlights. Very little carbonation visible. A thin white head lasts the distance.

Aroma: toasted malts, some fruits and a touch of spice. Okay, if not mind-blowing.

Taste: more stone fruits and a touch of earth here, with those toasted malts coming through more strongly. A nice beer.

Aftertaste: some sour cherries linger on the finish along with those earth flavours and some bitterness.

Mouth feel: lighter in feel with a moderate carbonation. It might have been a bit better with a fuller feel and more carbonation.

Overall: a nice selection of flavours and a pleasant combination of sweet, sour and bitter. A good mid-range altbier.

Photo of Wer34truh
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdobrowo
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dradair
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rihup
4.93/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good stuff. A classic and one of my favorites

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobsledTM
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschipper
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabe89
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OlyBob
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Much better on tap than bottled, for whatever reason. This review based on the bottled version.

Photo of DCurrier
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well balanced amber ale that tastes a lot like a standard brown ale.

Photo of amvrana
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
2.89/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I used to enjoy this way back a few years ago. I think it just doesn't stack up against others of the same style. I based this rating on a beer I had on draft at a sports pub.

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeubTube
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottr4073
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beanberg
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can not say enough good things about Alaskan Amber. It is creamy without being thick, sweet without being saccharine, hoppy without being bitter. Just toasty, caramelly (I realize this is not a word), and generally perfect. I have tried hundreds of beers and this remains a mainstay in my household.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.