Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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2.93/5 rDev -14.8%
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
Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.