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Alaskan Summer Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

675 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Summer Ale pours a clear darker golden color with a small but lacing head. There is a very crisp and light malty aroma. The taste is very crisp, creamy, nice pronounced pale malt flavors, some citrus notes. Nice full flavor, good feel. Overall its a stronger and very tasty Kolsch.

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4.2/5  rDev +17%

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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

a little grain and spicy hops on the nose but they are not big.
The beer pours straw color with a touch of gold with a thin white head.
A touch of light grain to light bread on the palate balanced by spicy hops and a light bitter accent, hints of light fruit.
Light, crisp, mild and refreshing and very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

As Summer begins to close, I pour my last one of this six pack into a stange (so glad I only recently learned about this beer vessel). Though many times before I've had it in a pint glass, luckily, as I sit here and ponder this beer, I'm comforted knowing I'll have this next Summer as well.
The appearance was a delicate glossy yellow color with a slim white head that dissipated within seconds. Light lacing stuck and then slid into the body.
The smell had some sweet corn with a delicate crisp grassy presence of hops in the background. Light citrus comes through.
The taste was basically the same.
The mouthfeel was slightly crisp and smooth with a nice refreshing texture.
Overall, I'll see ye again next Summer - matey! Cheers.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.