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Alaskan Summer Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
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589 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | 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 jbphoto88:
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lackluster head on top of a very pretty beer. The spit foam island really allows you to peer into the golden yellow brew and enjoy the clarity.

The nose hints at spring and summer flavors with lightly toasted grains and a lemon rind zing. There is also touches of white fruits reminiscent of grapes and peaches. Solid.

Taste is anything but boring. The grain flavors are rich with a kind sweetness. The lemony peppered nose yields a much more subdued flavor but still present.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean from start to finish which I find delightful. Medium carbonation and a slightly light body round this out to a damn fine beverage. Alaskan Brewing Co. produces some mighty fine suds. This is a great session beer and one I would drink over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 23:09:51 | More by jbphoto88
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Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.