Alaskan White - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

586 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 73 | 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 bbadger
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Goliath
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy pale yellow/orange color with a one inch bright white head. There is nice head retention.

The aroma is rather basic. There is a bit of citrus, and pale malt. Not much else.

The taste is very weak. Some pale grain, and a light bit of citrus. No real spicing which is definitely an issue.

The mouthfeel is thin and lightly carbonated.

Overall it's a nice summer session beer, but not a good example of a witbier.

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KnightRider
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AlphaKing414
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pretty standard white beer here. pours an only slightly cloudy blonde color with a nice white head. smells spiced or herbed, with fruity yeast and plenty of sweetness. taste for me was too sweet, lots of sugars in there. can taste the coriander, and a bit of hops on the back end. feel is nice, lots of carbonation and a fairly light body. it gets bogged down by its sweetness in my opinion, but the flavor profile under all that is quite nice. not my favorite beer from these guys though.

Photo of Dru
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of gleemonger
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rah1734bones
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TCMike
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of TexAggie011
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of budgood1
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of minterro
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of rawfish
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Rocketman8911
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of jharkins07
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of iansltx
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.