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Alaskan Winter Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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715 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, this ale balances the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean crisp finish of noble hops. Its malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of alcohol.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2001)
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Sweet malt taste, easy to drink for a winter

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Had this in the bottle and on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.
A big, refreshing spruce nose from the bottle - less spruce in the draft version. There may be a little resiny hop in there too.
This pours brilliant amber under a fairly quickly dissipating 1" foam cap.
In the bottled version the spruce works well with the sweet malt flavors. In the draft version there is a little bubble gum and a thin sweetness that does not work as well with the spruce.
The body is medium with medium carbonation.
This is an interesting beer and well worth trying. My score is for the bottled version which I thought was very good. the draft version was just OK.

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Alaskan Winter Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.