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Alaskan Summer Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

583 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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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neckbeered

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-12-2014 16:24:21 | More by neckbeered
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2014 20:37:30 | More by Georgiabeer
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-28-2014 23:11:39 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Foyle

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a healthy 3" white sudsy head that recedes rapidly. Very faint lacing, modest amount of carbonation bubbles streaming. Color is a light golden and clear.
Aroma: mild toffee aroma, some grassy smell, just a hint of hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy like a soft drink with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: toffee, lightly roasted barley malt, grass, a bit of lemon, and some bittering hops in the finish.
Overall: pleasant, drinkable. Not outstanding, but not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:20:57 | More by Foyle
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ToddKehoe


3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 22:45:07 | More by ToddKehoe
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-10-2014 18:17:38 | More by rogerdandy
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Redneckwine

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

cold 12oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance - Crystal clear and light gold color, not much head development or retention at all, not much lacing to speak of

Smell - Crisp and clean scent...flowery and a bit herbal. Slight biscuit and grain goodness

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tingly carbonation, medium/light body, smooth and refreshing! Taste is more of the flowery/herbal hops action, mixed with nice, clean biscuity malts. Slight hit of fruity sweetness, but finish is decidedly dry with low bitterness.

Overall - Though not attractive in the glass by any means, this is a tasty and refreshing brew, and is aptly named as it would be perfect on a hot summer day. I'll definitely come back to this.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:41:21 | More by Redneckwine
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-08-2014 01:31:11 | More by ChaseBeer
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2014 00:42:32 | More by afsdan
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-02-2014 17:08:53 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2014 04:15:23 | More by sprucetip
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aldabears1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-22-2014 18:13:38 | More by aldabears1
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rhinonau

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-19-2014 14:59:18 | More by rhinonau
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Mtn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-11-2014 16:34:18 | More by Mtn
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-08-2014 13:58:01 | More by Karibourgeois
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-08-2014 13:38:40 | More by tbone64
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muraco3

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-08-2014 02:50:42 | More by muraco3
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stevoj

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-04-2014 06:39:33 | More by stevoj
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-02-2014 23:11:40 | More by Beerlover
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-26-2014 03:21:24 | More by jzlyo
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Loogs

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-24-2014 18:24:03 | More by Loogs
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-11-2014 04:38:57 | More by DOCRW
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-07-2014 03:11:52 | More by OgreSanchez
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden pour, light bubbles, thin white head of a finger's width.
Smells initially of light apricots and then it's bready.
Blah taste. The hint of fruit is there apricot/ pear bordering apple, but it's quickly dominated by a heavier, earthy, metal-like finish that's a bit dry. Maybe that's the style I'm unaccustomed to, as I dont recall trying a Kolsch.
Feels light to medium carbonation, thin and crisp with a astringent-like aftertaste.
Nice to try, but I'd probably only pick this up again if the alternative was buying one of those big-name brand, mass-produced light beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 20:33:03 | More by TBoneJones
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KyleRV

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-30-2014 03:41:32 | More by KyleRV
Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.