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:
#33,813
Reviews:
664
Ratings:
2,115
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
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80
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Photo of nruhlig
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Clintonville_dipsomanic
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Myros
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to stange, pours a clear copper red with a one finger, white head.

Aroma is biscuit malt, sulfur, floral, and herbal. Very nice.

Taste is malty light toast and caramel. Dry fruit - mild apple and others I can’t discern. Earthy, nicely balanced bitterness.

Feel is medium to thin, refreshing. High carbonation.

This beer has been right under my nose for a long time without trying it until I discovered it is really a German altbier. A nice find. I wish they advertised this more than in tiny print at the bottom. Overall, a good solid beer in a style not widely available in my corner of the world.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omar
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

“Alt style ale.” Sweet and just enough bitter to give it some character. Easy drinking all the way through. Clean finish. Would drink again. 2017/08/31

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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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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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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

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,115 ratings