Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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2.6/5 rDev -24.2%
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.
11-29-2011 04:51:50 | More by drpimento
2.75/5 rDev -19.8%
Transferred over from my tasting notebook and edited for clarity. Might as well work on this task in my limited free time in alphabetical order I suppose.
I was really excited to learn that WI was going to get some beer distributed from Alaska, it seemed so exotic, so far away. Poured out a translucent darker gold color, one finger of foam that dissipated in about a minute, no real lacing. I was expecting a lot more head than this. Thinner bodied, but effervescent like a soda with the level of carbonation present. Smells of light grains and orange zest with some minor murky floral hop undertones, taste follows the nose to a T. But I failed to detect as much complexity as I have had in other witbiers... I can't find any coriander, any tartness, or spice. Hopefully Alaskan Brewing's other offerings are better than this was.
11-11-2011 22:49:08 | More by WastingFreetime
3.35/5 rDev -2.3%
A-Golden, much clearer than most wits. Barely any foam, looks pretty plain.
S-Grainy, wheaty, hints of spices.
T-Only beer I've ever had that reminds me of dill weed; more so when it is fresh. Also has a bit of hot dog flavor, mace and coriander like. Wheat and barley dominate rest of flavor.
M-Nice body-seems like more barley than most wits. Very little CO2.
D-High, but so are most wit beers.
O-Nice easy drinking white. Not as sweet as most American witbiers. Nothing outstanding about this beer-just a solid drinking beer that I will be glad to have more of.
10-14-2011 02:31:26 | More by deebo
3.13/5 rDev -8.7%
Poured from a 12 oz. stubby bottle into a clear standard pint glass.
Appearance: Slightly hazy deep golden color. One finger white foam head that receded quickly and left very little sticky lacing.
Smell: Very faint aromas of hops and some slight sweetness. Not much going on with the nose on this one.
Taste: Very weak flavors and the hops overpower the sweetness and spices. Not a great example of the Witbier style.
Mouth feel: Thin, watery and medium-to-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Very light and thin, and the typical subtle flavors and spices of the Witbier style are overpowered by the hops in this one. Not a great example of the style. Probably wouldn't seek this one out again.
10-06-2011 17:26:01 | More by ChopperSmith
2.53/5 rDev -26.2%
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.
08-14-2011 01:01:49 | More by Duff27
4/5 rDev +16.6%
On-tap in Lodi.
A: Pours a clear light yellow color with a thin white head.
S: Perfumey fruity and floral notes. Very sweet smelling.
T: Follows the nose with a sweet and floral flavor. It’s light a citrusy with clean flavors of wheat and spices.
M: Frothy, bubbly and soft carbonation over a medium body and an easy mouthfeel.
O: Enjoyable, sweet but not syrupy or overpowering.
07-25-2011 23:26:25 | More by scottfrie
3.68/5 rDev +7.3%
Very clear, esp. for style. Bright gold. Persistent firm white head.
Note the lactic sourness right off. Not too strong, but then the other spicing, a little fruit, malt all round off the aroma. Pretty complex and enjoyable.
Interesting mix of flavor, but the one that stands apart is the butterscotch, lemon, cardboard character. This flavor I battle on whether I like it or not. Sometimes it bugs me, other times it blends well with the spicing and lactic. The dryness lays nicely on the long finish.
Nicely done carbonation. Ample bubbles, yet pretty smooth and soft.
In total a decent beer, but lacks the fruitiness and zestiness that I desire. I also pick up diacetyl, which I find off-putting.
07-24-2011 21:17:58 | More by garymuchow
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.15/5 rDev -8.2%
Served in a pint glass with a finger of white head. Fades down a lot. Leaves a little lace. Color is a slightly hazed golden orange.
Aroma: Wheat, spice, orange citrus, and lemon zest.
Taste: Much similar to the nose. Typical wit beer. Wheat, coriander, orange, and lemon citrus. A bit of floral/herbal characteristics.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing. A decent amount of carbonation. Lighter bodied. Ends clean.
Overall, a fairly straightforward wit. Nothing out of the ordinary, but easy drinking.
07-22-2011 00:59:24 | More by mothman
Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.