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Alaskan Summer Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

605 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 29 | 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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Zraly

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4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful hazy golden-orange. Had a tiny bit o' bubbley head, but it soon lost its luster and vanished.

A slight sweet, malty smell, perhaps even a nuance of a perfumey-floral scent. Overall, to the most immediate senses of sight and smell, this beer ranks around "average".

However...
The taste is phenomenal. The malts come through with sugar and honey notes. There is even a slight hint of a toffee-like flavor. The hops are subtle, and are a violet-like floral note. And oh so smooth!

And I believe this brew would make a great compliment to some spicy Thai food as well as bugers and dogs. What a versatile choice. This would be a crowd pleaser for both folks who appreciate beer and those yet introduced to the wonders of microbrews.

Smooth, easy sailing. Just like the Orca catching some wind on the bottle's label.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2003 17:33:49 | More by Zraly
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Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.