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Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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533 Ratings

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 14
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of kornkid8600
4/5  rDev +16.3%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

pperez38, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of drpimento
2.6/5  rDev -24.4%

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.

drpimento, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of dankster
3/5  rDev -12.8%

dankster, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

RyanBeer13, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

richkrull, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

nsheehan, Nov 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

sprucetip, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

lakersfan16, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

tomholland, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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.

WastingFreetime, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of deebo
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

deebo, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of ChopperSmith
3.13/5  rDev -9%

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.

ChopperSmith, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of Duff27
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%

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.

Duff27, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

scottfrie, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of garymuchow
3.68/5  rDev +7%

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.

garymuchow, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of mothman
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

mothman, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of Hershdawg
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

Bottle into glass.

A: Cloudy gold with a little orange tint. A thin head develops that disappears into nothingness.

S: Orange peel, sweet malt.

T: Orange peel, where is the coriander. There is no balance to this beer.

O: This wit has no balance. Too much orange peel. No yeast character. No Coriander. Its better then blue moon but not much.

Hershdawg, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%

A: Cloudy golden color with a white head.

S: Lots of orange, orange peel and coriander with a little bit of spice/funk as well.

T: It's a little on the heavy side for a wit. The coriander and orange are definitely there, but it just feels a little too heavy for me.

notchucknorris, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

A-very golden with a white head that thinned

S-smells like sour grassyness and lemon rind. strong scent

T-comes in with bitter lemon rinds. the after-taste is real smooth with a matching flavor. the after-taste shows a strong taste of carbonation (almost like carbonated water) along with some belgian spice

M-medium soft carbonation with a good crisp finish

O-well the tastes aren't amazing but its extremely drinkable and tasty nonetheless. its something i wouldn't mind drinking all nght on any night of the week.

AdamBear, Jul 04, 2011
Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.