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Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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536 Ratings

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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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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
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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
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

chuckgfk, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

ejmereen, Jan 10, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color, dark for a witbier, with a creamy cap of white head. Modest retention and no lace.

Nose is heavy on the coriander with a fair amount of orange as well. Malt base is very soft with the wheat definitely noticeable. Smells good.

Yea, this one's only accepting applications from big fans of coriander. Fluffy wheat base and the coriander give it a sweet feel to it and a hefty body. Drinkability is through the roof, I could easily chug the whole glass in one or two sips. I am surprised at the fairly low scores for this one, I am enjoying the shit out of it. Alaskan has one of the most solid regular lineups of any brewery in the country, in my opinion. Love their beers.

twiggamortis420, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

elec, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a pale gold color with a slight haze. It had a one finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of coriander, lemon zest and some yeastiness. A subtle wheat aroma, too.

T - It tasted of lemony with some coriander, wheat and spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice witbier. Yet another solid offering from Alaskan Brewing.

zeff80, Jan 02, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a nearly transparent golden color with a light orange hue. The head is white, one finger, and recedes quickly.

S - Has a very spicy aroma. Clove, coriander and spicy wheat. Simple and mild, but incredibly inviting.

T - Similar to the nose. Pleasant pale malt and wheat foundation with a spicy body. Coriander, lemongrass, and citrus notes. Nice flavors and well built.

M - Light bodied, crisp and smooth. Nicely built.

D - Subtly complex, and highly sessionable. I will reach for this one again.

blakelive784, Jan 02, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brown glass bottle (I think 355 ml) with standard pressure cap served into a Brown Palace mini-hefeweissbier glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream & thickness, and average retention. Lightly cloudy yellow.

Sm: Spice: coriander, clove. Wheat. A simple, moderate strength aroma.

T: Spices over top a fully expressive wheat foundation. Pleasant and enjoyable. Pretty simple, but pleasant, enjoyable, and refreshing nonetheless. I respect it because it does more than just lemon peel, a welcome experimental approach to the style. Balanced and built quite well.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours. Features an increase in dryness and coarseness on the finish, which serves to dry the mouth out and encourage the next sip of the wet and smooth open. A touch thick for a witbier, but all around enjoyable.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable. I'd easily have it again, preferably on draught. While I do think it'd do better without that final injection of dry coarseness, it remains an enjoyable - if simple - witbier that I'd easily recommend to fans of the style.

Would pair well with popcorn.


kojevergas, Jan 02, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow, lots of yeast sediment and a one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Some spices, lemon and a little wheat

T-A little bit of lemon and the spices. Wheat notes balanced it out. No bitterness to be found.

M-Light with little carbonation.

O-A boring beer. Not much to write home about. Saving grace would be that you can throw a few back if you ever wanted to.

rlee1390, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

fuzzcherry, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ponbon63, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

sneekee22, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Scotchboy
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap @ the Firehouse in Meridian ID. Served in a pint glass.

A: Doesn't look like a Witbier...clear golden straw color with ample carbonation and a soft pillowy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Reminds me of a pilsner actually.

S: Smells of faint grainy notes and malt sweetness...tons of bready characters and yeast esters, faint floral and grassy hop notes.

T: Follows the nose, bready, with a light bitterness. Hints of a light fruit character in the hops and esters, but its mostly a lightly grainy malt sweetness...fairly bready (which I assume is helped in some part by the wheat) but very thin.

MF: Light feel, highly carbonated and fairly dry. Again, not on par with what I would assume would be standard for this style.

O: Its mildly enjoyable and definitely drinkable but I can think of a lot of readily available beers I enjoy more.

Scotchboy, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 11, 2011
Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.