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Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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552 Ratings

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
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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Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

duff247, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of rah1734bones
2/5  rDev -41.9%

rah1734bones, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SocalKicks, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of TCMike
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Produced a 2 finger head, which quickly dissipated. It is gold in color.
The aroma was nice and is of bread, and a little spice/citrus. The taste was the same. Light mouth-feel, and somewhat high carbonation. Easy drinking....would be a decent warm weather beer.
It is OK, but just a bit weak/watery.

TCMike, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

TexAggie011, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of budgood1
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out a bright and cloudy gold colour, thin fine white head receding quickly leaving sparse lace. lightly spiced nose, definite coriander and pepper with lemon and wheat hints. taste follows suit with more of the same...bits of wheat and yeast with more lemony zest and peppery spice. there is a nice bitterness that adds more bite than spice, adding another layer of taste. atypical body on this wit, effervescent with a tounge tingling mouthfeel. good drinkability in this run of the mill wit. nothing to find fault with.

although pretty average, i found this to be the right beer at the right time on a very warm and windy mid-March day here in the northland. after a day of doing yardwork instead of fighting floods and snowstorms, this hit the spot on a glorious late winter/early spring day.

budgood1, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev +9%

creez, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of minterro
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from gf's parents

A&S: Highly spiced, orange zest, slight cloves present. Very lively pale yellow. Fizzy (even fizzy sounding beer) half finger when pours and disappears very quickly.

T&M: slight citrus, cloves, yeastyness. Most sweet malts and spices. pretty highly (a little over) carbonation, light to medium bodied.

Compared pretty much side by side with the wheat monkey, both beers were pretty unimpressive.

minterro, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of rawfish
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.

rawfish, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Rocketman8911
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Rocketman8911, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/9/12.

Pours a murky light orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, and yeast. Taste is of sweet wheat and some subtle spice flavors. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good witbier that is easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -12.8%

bigbeers84, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Old Chicago's. Served to a pint glass. The beer arrives a hazy pale amber color, light in color, with a 1/2 finger white cap. Some retention and lacing throughout. The nose is sweet and contains hints of fruity spice such as coriander, hints of orange and lemon and wheat. The flavor very much follows suit with a malty wheat sweetness, hints of lemons, orange and coriander spice. Mildly bitter. Creamy in nature. Lingers with hints of spicy sweetness and fruit. Wheat flavor is strong, though, perhaps a little much so. Good carbonation and lighter mouthfeel. Overall, not the best witbier but not bad at all. Very drinkable.

hopfacebrew, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jharkins07, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

iansltx, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

savagepm, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in LA.

A - Served a pale light yellow, slightly cloudy. A foamy cream colored head with solid retention and lots of lacing left on the glass.

S - No much here. Some wheat and light spices.

T - Simar to the smell, but a little stronger. More wheat and almost Belgian yeast. A slight bannana finish.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Ljght, crisp and spicy for a wheat. Not bad.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

vfgccp, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alaskan White Ale, Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska.

Their take on the Belgian witbier, of wheat/wheat ale style.

Cloudy, white amber color, nearly white, large lather of foam floats atop, lovely and pillowy. Quite a sight.

Aroma: sweetness of spice and sugar, some fruit, definitely coriander, a very by-the-books, kind-of witbier. And that's what I like, now and then. Some orange, some lemon, but the spice and the wheat are on top.

Taste: Creamy stuff, while still zesty and sweet. Creme Brullee' action up in here. Vanilla and cream. With citrus below, and spice still going. Smooth, creamy, sweet, and drinkable. Perhaps smoother and creamier than I like from a wit, but if "drinkability" is what they're going for, it's what they got.

A little something wheaty, a little something fruity, a little something creamy. Not the best wit, but serviceable, will do the job.

Just enough hops for me, just enough pretty fruit and spice, but can't ever imagine having more than one. But, here's to those that will!

feloniousmonk, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

GAlcaraz1, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

cougarbait, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

gkunkle, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

CWhite, Jan 17, 2012
Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.