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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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1,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,584
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 56
Gots: 215 | 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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Poured from bottle date 081112 to a pint glass the beer arrives a clear dark copper amber color with a 1/5 finger cream/off-white head with some retention and lacing, but not much. The nose is caramel sweet with an undertone of toasted barley. A hint of fruity nature as well. The flavor is very much the same, malty, with a semi-sweet presence. Mildly bitter, hints of fruit and nuts. Very easy to drink, very approachable. Earthy hops are mild in flavor. Creamy. Very enjoyable. Finishes smooth and creamy and clean. Adequately carbonated and lighter bodied. Not a ton of flavor, but this is an altbier, and one of the most enjoyable and drinkable I've had.

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Alaskan has finally made it to Texas (haven't seen their famous porter yet). I poured this into a 12-oz mug.

It pours a dark mahogany color with a small head. The nose is subdued, with some caramel malt, a touch bready, and nothing more. Flavor is mostly sweet malt, with a very light bitterness that doesn't really offset the sweetness. Clean yeast profile. The body is nice and full, with a creamy texture.

Very standard amber beer, like what you'd find in any generic brewpub or brewery in the early 90s. I hope Alaskan's other beers are worth trying.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,584 ratings.