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Alaskan Summer Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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597 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alaskan Summer Ale balances a softly malted palate with the clean freshness of hops. In the tradition of the style, neither overpowers the other. Both hops and malt come together to refresh and renew the palate. The straw-gold color and easy drinkability are an enjoyable way to celebrate summer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Venice Ale House. I'm surprised that I never had this before, so here it goes:

A typical kolsch styled beer. It's pale gold, with solid head and okay retention on top. A bit fruity with ceral grains in the nose. Similar in taste as well, with more cereal grains than the fruitiness. Light and crisp, easy to drink, non offensive....sure, let's drink one this summer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 03:10:34 | More by DoubleJ
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-golden color with a smallish white head and good lacing

S-bread dough, light fruit, hint of yeast, light caramel

T-bready malt, light Kolsch yeast, little caramel, light spice

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-easy drinking but lacks any really good Kolsch flavors

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2014 03:33:08 | More by MDDMD
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-20-2014 06:16:51 | More by jeswanson86
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-19-2014 23:36:18 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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brett_arneson

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-19-2014 22:14:52 | More by brett_arneson
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BenjisBrews


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-18-2014 01:33:32 | More by BenjisBrews
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PJBeav

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-16-2014 20:02:26 | More by PJBeav
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ty316

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-16-2014 01:40:48 | More by ty316
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MIKESTARR01

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-14-2014 18:49:12 | More by MIKESTARR01
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-13-2014 19:58:02 | More by rfreed
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maddog1495

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 01:20:34 | More by maddog1495
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 01:08:29 | More by SJbigtuna
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DallasRaider

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-12-2014 18:54:24 | More by DallasRaider
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Jon411

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-12-2014 00:26:57 | More by Jon411
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-11-2014 19:14:47 | More by kscaldef
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-09-2014 10:01:54 | More by guezarka
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blurredline

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-08-2014 04:18:38 | More by blurredline
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-07-2014 15:05:56 | More by TwoTrees
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-07-2014 02:51:28 | More by apasternak
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-07-2014 00:29:59 | More by Mebuzzard
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one pours a pure and filtered gold with a thin short lived white head that has no lacing of note.

The nose is is sweet with peppery spicy, some citrus and moderate hops. There are mild notes of floral and fruit as well

The flavor is dry malt with some biter-sweet hops that has a sweet finish. a light refreshing beer that is good but not great and has an acceptable bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is a bit watery but acceptable.

Overall a drinkable beer but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 17:04:01 | More by AtrumAnimus
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-06-2014 02:52:57 | More by northcoastwolf
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Snorris

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-03-2014 01:02:47 | More by Snorris
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-01-2014 21:17:56 | More by TooGood
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-01-2014 08:36:31 | More by sparx1100
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Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.