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Alaskan Summer Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

648 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 19
Gots: 38 | 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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Ratings: 648 | Reviews: 279 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

assman79, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

lisa_mayfield, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
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

MDDMD, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

jeswanson86, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Hop-Droppen-Roll, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

brett_arneson, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

BenjisBrews, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

PJBeav, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ty316, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

MIKESTARR01, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

rfreed, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

maddog1495, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

DallasRaider, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Jon411, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

kscaldef, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

guezarka, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

blurredline, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TwoTrees, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

apasternak, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Mebuzzard, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
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.

AtrumAnimus, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

northcoastwolf, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Snorris, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

TooGood, Jul 01, 2014
Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.