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Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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79
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609 Ratings
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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 16
Gots: 89 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bkilpatr on 04-11-2009

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.
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Photo of alexipa
2.47/5  rDev -28.4%
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?!

Photo of Tech_Savy
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Karoth
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jera1350
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A fizzy darker yellow looking beer. Not much of a head or lacing to be had.

Grainy sweetness, some straw and lightly spicy hops. Reminds me more of a kolsch.

Tastes more like a kolsch also. Light bready and malt grain sweetness. Noticeable hop presence that adds a light spice and earthiness. Touch of floral hops. Quite refreshing.

Light and crisp with appropriate carbonation.

The drinkability on this is exceptional. Would make a nice session beer. Other than that, nothing too special of a beer, but very enjoyable on this hot summer day.

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Westonheikkila
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Wheelz
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of vinhgoh
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of champ103
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy/hazed golden orange color. A one finger white head forms at first, but recedes to nothing. Light lace.
S: Peppery spice, coriander, husky wheat. Grassy and citrus aromas. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with lots of peppery spice, yeast, and coriander. Citrus, orange peal, and husky wheat. Everything works together and is very nice.
M/D: A medium body with high carbonation. Crisp and dry. Though a bit on the thin side. Very easy to drink. I have been known to put a few away with ease.

Something I have had on many occasions. A very nice Wit. An easy to drink everyday beer with plenty of character. Something I would recommend.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

2.0 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. There is adequate carbonation, but no head formed.

3.5 S: Loads of corriander, which I love. Everything else is unsung. Moderate neutral maltiness. That's about it. Still, smells nice.

3.5 T: Again, lots of corriander. Moderate neutral malt sweetness. Simple, but tasty. I wonder where the yeast is?

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Active, almost spritzy carbonation. Easy drinking. I don't know how the hell this has a normal carbonation level, yet failed to form any head at all.

3.5 D: Not the typical witbier, but tasty nonetheless. Lots of corriander, which is my favorite part of a wit.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sami
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of JMad
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden murky color, darker than most wits, with a nice white filmy head. Smells nice and fruity, with a hint of citrus, banana and wheat. The taste is a lot of orange and banana with a hint of lemon and wheat. It has a medium body with some soft carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GPHarris
2.3/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Photo of mtrain237
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Spinshag
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alaskan white has a refreshing aftertaste, so it can be drunk alone or with food. It has a nice orange taste which is not overpowering. I would NOT add any more orange slices to this nice smooth witbeer. There is little bitterness overall, so enjoy off your boat catching halibut or salmon runs in the Last Frontier!

Cheers!

Ahoy hoy!

Photo of Hack72
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat with a hint of coriander thrown in. The flavor has quite a bit more orange peel in it, as well as some coriander and wheat. Overall, this is a basic Belgian White, with well balanced notes and easy drinkability. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.