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Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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483 Ratings

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | 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  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

12-11-2011 20:09:26 | More by AlaskanYoung
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2.15/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear, light yellow color, not white at all, with a lot of bright white head that quickly dissipated, leaving no lacing.

There was nothing noticeable in the aroma, certainly none the usual Wit spicieness, well below average for the style. Other than a slight wheat taste this beer was not readily identifiable as to it's supposed style.

The body was light and smooth, almost average. This beer is very drinkable, but why bother? Drink this if your only other options are the BMC suspects, otherwise avoid it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 22:43:56 | More by beertunes
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2.17/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours an almost clear yellow-orange that seems a little dark for a wit (especially one called white). White head is small, short lived and leaves little behind.

Faint wheat aroma present. Smell shows no signs of orange peal or other wit spices.

Coriander and orange peal come out in the flavor but hide behind the wheat. Crisp aftertaste with a slight metallic bite that is slightly off-putting.

Alaskan has done better to me in the past, and I won't let this one turn me off of a solid brewery, but I say pass on the Alaskan White.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 16:44:49 | More by a2marzman83
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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pale yellow, slightly hazed, not very active carbonation wise, weak head. Meh.

S- Hmmm, mostly sour adjuncts from the wheat. Backdrop of faint wit spices. Sweet and sour, basically. Not bad, but definitely not great.

T- Starts off the same way it tastes, adjunct sours, moves along to encompass more traditional witbier flavors: spice and breadiness. Finishes slightly sweeter and dry.

A dull and faceless beer, nothing here stands out at all. Pretty boring and uninspired.

M- Pulls pretty smooth from glass, bubbly and light body. Standard wit mouthfeel.

D- This beer isn't all that great. Would I want to drink another one? No.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 03:54:47 | More by SamN
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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

05-28-2012 20:40:48 | More by BeerPHD
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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a - poured a two-fingers thick white fluffy head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring. the body was a slightly hazy straw gold color.
s - citrus and coriander dominate the aroma.
t - citrus, some spice, with a syrupy extract type flavor. bleh.
m - very thin.
o - i am a fan of ABC's beers but this was a huge disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 14:35:26 | More by GPHarris
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2.43/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Yellow, clear, no head at all. This is clearly filtered, which doesn't really fit the style.

S: Some nice belgian yeast smells along with coriander. Smells pretty nice, a little too subtle.

T: If you carbonated water with orange zest and a dash of coriander, you'd get this beer. Almost no beer flavor to be had here, more like carbonated juice.

M: Thin and watery. There is nice carbonation, but that's about all for the positives.

O: Just not good. I've been working through an Alaskan 12 pack mixer and this is the worst by far. Can I trade the other one for another Amber please?!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 23:26:09 | More by alexipa
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2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz twist off stubby.
A) Pours with a finger thick, white big bubble head that quickly settles to nothing... so now a headless beer. Clear body golden to bronze in color. Absolutely no lacing.
S) Sweet candy aroma. Subtle hints of wheat and grains. Not too aromatic overall.
T) Sweet upfront, but again like the aroma, a candy sweet. A hint of toffee and some grain notes. Earthy hops in the finish.
M) Fizzy at first but then goes flat. Light body with a dry, crisp finish.
D) Not impressed. I won't be having another one of these. Disappointing compared to quality of the other Alaskan brews I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 18:31:39 | More by u2carew
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2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a short, shirt lived white fizzy head. Beer is an orange golden color. Fast moving effervescence. Low head retention, no lacing.

Smells of a BMC type lager with a hint of citrus.

Follows the smell almost to a tee. Faint citrus, mosr specifically orange.

Fizzy carbonation on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel, slightly watery.

Not impressed overall, especially since my only other Alaskan beer thusfar was the Smoked Porter. A step up from BMC lager types but besides that don't waste your time/money.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:01:49 | More by Duff27
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2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this served at a good temperature, with a small, rapidly vanished off white head and no lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is beery, yeast, spice, malt, grass. Flavor is like nose and is dominated by carbonic tang and yeast, followed by malt and a little spice. Barest hint of orange, maybe I'm even imagining it. Body is ok, but carbonation is very fizzy. Finish is like flavor, fairly short and forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 04:51:50 | More by drpimento
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2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear, pale yellow amber with a small dollop of stark white head. Fades quickly leaving no lacing behind.

Wet cardboard, wheat twang and weak all spice and coriander. Touch of lemon. Very raw grain, not unpleasant but the spice notes do not integrate into this well.

Cereal grain, surprisingly dank and earthy. The malts take this one to a dark place before you catch hints of clove, peppery coriander and orange zest that are awfully faint. Ends with pleasant wheat note along with cardboard pulp.

Thin to medium bodied and even carbonation perhaps a bit creamy. Taste does not linger and grains slightly dry the palate.

Not much Belgian quality here, more of a weak American wheat ale with a grain bill that darkens the bright wheat flavor and basic spices. Would not revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 06:38:30 | More by rawfish
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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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