Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,120
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
2,108
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
487
Trade:
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Photo of MacAuthur
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, beat amber in the market!

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Photo of TheBeeryTraveler
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptainHate
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass. Nice dark amber color topped by a moderate head. Sweet smell with some grassy notes. Nice breads and caramel malty taste with pleasantly faint hop floral accents. Mouthfeel was refreshingly clean. A good example of the style.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NicktheBeerlock
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunnovgoat
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SB2017
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep color, thin head. Looks like actual amber. Nice stoutlike taste at first, mellowing out with a wonderfully fruity lager-like finish. Overall very easy to drink and full of flavor, though a little unrefined and bready.

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Photo of sqpat
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jasadewi
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle marked best by 12/16/18. Dark amber color with a lacing of bubbles, no lasting head. Smell has a faint caramel sweetness and some floral notes. Light feel. Biscuit malt body with some light floral hops. Pretty mild and understated. Haven't had the style before, it seems to fit the description but could use a little more spicy/floral hop character.

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Photo of beardedbeered
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eafowler7
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz beer poured into Duvel tulip. BEST BY: 083018 printed on bottom right corner of front label. So I guess it's about a month passed the best by date. The last beer I had from this company was before the best by date and was still bad, so I have very low expectations here. Picked it up at a grocery store for a $10 six pack mixer.

Appearance - Hazy moderate-deep amber body with lots of small-medium sized particulates. Head is very thin, tan, and unimpressive. Little to no lacing. 2.25

Smell - Sweet, honey, nutty. Slightly floral and grassy. Some soy sauce. 3.75

Taste - Actually not too bad. I was expecting much worse. It's actually fairly decent. The most prominent tone is pecan on a bed of alcohol with some light sweetness underneath it all. 4

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium bodied. Was expecting a lot of astringency but it actually finishes pretty clean and smooth. 4

Overall - Was expecting the worst, and actually had a fairly pleasant beer with decent drinkability and only very minor off notes. 3.75

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Farnorth-mike
4.64/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best amber style beers you can find. Consistently wonderful for decades

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RockDocAZ
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rairis01
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skabiski
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber-brown with a slight fog to its transparency. There is one finger of khaki foam on top. Aroma is toast, biscuit, honey, and wheat. Mouth feel is toast, biscuit, sweet honey, and a little caramel. It has a lovely, soft flavor between the slightly roasty, bready malts and light sugary characteristics. Mouth feel is lightly velvety with a medium thickness. Overall, a refreshing beer with good malt presence.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of zach_tateman
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg64
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date "110318".

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, amber color with one-finger, tan head, excellent retention, slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation.

SMELL: very faint to the nose, brown sugar and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet and some bread, very little hop presence.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a malty mess, too sweet for my liking and not enough hops to balance it out, there are better beers to be had in this style so would not seek this one out again.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,108 ratings