Amber
Alaskan Brewing Co.

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From:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
 
Alaska, United States
Style:
Altbier
Ranked #71
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,550
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.33%
Reviews:
732
Ratings:
2,291
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2024
Added:
Aug 20, 2001
Wants:
  89
Gots:
  525
Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced.
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Ratings by LeinenkugelDrinker:
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Reviewed by LeinenkugelDrinker from Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Used to be one of my favorites. Now I find it way too harsh after waking up multiple nights at 2 AM with a gurgling stomach. No fun jumping outta bed and running to the toilet to unleash a liquid BM. Great taste, just be aware that you may lose a pair of chinos after drinking this…
Nov 09, 2023
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.49 by vickersspitfire from Texas

Jan 22, 2024
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours mostly clear copper hued amber; great head retention, and good lacing, had had that perfect little dirty white tint.

Nose is pleasantly malt forward lightly toasted and lightly sweet; reminiscent of fruity sweet, dark red fruit red apple skin like, or maybe even cherry.

Taste is a great balance of the aforementioned light little bit of dark fruit; great malt presence, toasted quality shines nicely, little nuttiness on the finish; a very light hop presence, spice like.

Medium-light body; full malt presence, really smooth carbonation; unique soft little bit of low bitterness on the finish, mostly dry finish, highly drinkable beer.
Dec 24, 2023
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2023-12-22
12oz can served in a pint glass. Best by 022424.

Pours a clear amber with a big, maybe three finger head. Head settles slowly, cottony and stiff. Smell is wet grain and nuts, bread, a little wood.

Taste is grain husk and nut shell bitterness, some earthy character, nice bitterness in the aftertaste to offset the bready sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry and clean. Overall, very good amber, and I can't believe I have never reviewed this in the 15 years I've been on BA.
Dec 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce can with a drink by date of 12/24/2023 into a shaker pint glass.
L - Poured a reddish amber color with an off white head.
S - Smells malty.
T - Tastes malty with a little sweetness.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Pretty tasty Altbier.
Dec 05, 2023
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Rated by Jule17 from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Nice, warm. Pretty good!
Dec 01, 2023
 
Rated: 3.63 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Deaconmark from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It pours nice color darker amber really with a compact dense small head. It is up front carmel and a bit black current taste. The feel is pretty decent really quite full for a beer with 5.3 abv. It finishes a nice if but sweet taste and lingers. I find it a wonderful beer that is overlooked and especially in Alaska. Will get it more often in can 6 pack
Oct 28, 2023
 
Rated: 2.47 by rexdeopp from Texas

Sep 09, 2023
 
Rated: 3.81 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.6 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2023
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours amber red with nice khaki foamy crown. Sweat and malty, easy drinking good local amber altbier style. Good times in Alaska on cruise.
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
6/15/23 Stopped at Hungry Buffalo after hiking at Hocking Hills State Park.

Aroma is very malty and light bready... Stoney.

Starts out very malty and then goes bland after that. Not very interesting and had no depth.

Our first from Alaskan Brewing.
Jun 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.68 by dd53grif from Michigan

May 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by gardner254 from Ohio

May 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by fflopps from Iowa

May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on draft 3/29/23 @ the Hopleaf.

See-through amber appearance.

Small off-white head; decent lace.

Banana & faint caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana, mild caramel & faint hop bite flavors. Easy to enjoy.
Apr 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by MLGregg from Colorado

Mar 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.73 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.67 by nyrblue2 from New York

Mar 07, 2023
Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 2291 ratings