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Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

511 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alaskan White Ale has a soft, slightly sweet base with the unique spice aroma of coriander and crisp, citrus finish of orange peel. A light and effervescent body combined with the smooth palate creates a complex and delicate beer that is deliciously refreshing in any season.

(Beer added by: bkilpatr on 04-11-2009)
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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Curtis

Utah

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

Very drinkable for a "white". This is labled as a "wheat with spices", not a "Belgian". Not sure what the spices are supposed to be, other than maybe slight coriander and very slight orange peel. Pours a deep rich golden, very clear, no haze. Head is minimal and dissipates very quickly -the only appearance "flaw". I could always use more arroma in almost any beer and this one is no exception. Mouthfeel is smooth. Light malt, slight hops (any more would destroy the balance). It is not outstanding, but very good. I like it for it's mild character that isn't bland. if I were to ever find it on tap, it could easily become a night-long session beer as several could easily be consumed. ABV is apparently 5.3, so the "session" could become a little wild in a hurry. I like it. It isn't great, but it is good and easily drinkable, which unfortunately i've had a few beers that I can't say that about.

Glass half empty edit: Noticing some bread flavors and still very light hops. Enjoying this one. The bread adds a nice texture to it that might be what makes it go down so smooth. Either the lights have dimmed or this has beer has become a bit more hazy in appearance. Still would love to have another. Not sure what the grains are, but sensing a presence of wheat (thus the haze), and maybe a light biscuit flavored variety. Good stuff !

08-08-2014 06:22:11 | More by Curtis
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2.73/5  rDev -20.4%

Appearance - Bottle. Standard mark of 3.00 points.

Smell - Bitter orange peels. Wheat. Ethanol. Hint of lemon syrup. You have to really use your imagination to bring in what should be the proper fragrance for a witbier. Not impressive. Not impressive at all.

Taste - Smooth but really lacks in flavor and robustness. Instead I'm given a healthy dose of bitter and sour wheat mash and the ugly rind of an orange peel. Fades to a very faint white grape/raisin. All of these flavors are rather two dimensional. Drinkable. The finish is probably the best thing about this beer. Noticeable (and sorely missed) lack of candied dreaminess that goes along with this style.

Mouthfeel - Somewhere between carbonated and smooth. Average I suppose. Good finish.

Overall - Unimpressed. I was expecting more since I've really fallen for the Witbier style. Hoegaarden and Blue Moon are two great examples of what I look for in a Belgian White/Wheat aka Witbier style and in my opinion this brewery's take on it is less than satisfactory. There are worse beers out there but I think for a Belgian White this one has been the worst so far.

08-04-2014 05:32:40 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.