Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.64/5
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2,076 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#38,310
Reviews:
655
Ratings:
2,076
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
478
Trade:
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rastaman
1.34/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle. Man, what a dissapointment. First of all, this isn’t an altbier, no way in the world. Tasted more like Newcastle Brown, horribly sweet, caramel, toffee and nuts, soft, sweet rubbish, made me angry while drinking it, because i was expecting am enjoyable beer, which is not what it ended up being. Had this at a beautiful camspite on the Oregon coast with some friends, shame the beer was so bad.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of dmcbeerington
2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is going to be one of those beer that I will want to avoid at any cost. The rating here is B, and I thought that this is a good beer, but it turned out bad.

A. looks yellowish to me rather that amber

S. It smells like dead fish. Maybe that is why the bottle has a ship on it.

T. It is those beer that I can't tell the taste. it is not bitter nor sweet. It is like combination of those with the smell of dead fish sea water.

M. Not fresh.

O. drink this at your own risk.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of acropolis
2.1/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cafemondegar
2.2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was in the mood to experiment a little bit so I got a six pack of 'mix' beers. This was one of them. Poured into my pint glass with a medium head, which disappeared quickly. The beer is a copper red color. I figured I was not seeing it in the right light so took it to a room that was better lit but no matter how hard I looked I could see no amber.
The beer has only a hint of a smell, faintly like yeast. The mouthfeel is average, like diluted Fat Tire.
I love all beer and given a choice between this ale and iced tea, would pick the ale any day of the week but this is not by a long shot the best beer I have had

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2.21/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of DoesntMatter46
2.28/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Consumed the beer over a year ago and took notes.

Had on tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica.

A pint glass came out full of a deep dark red, very clear, with a thin layer of white foam

Has a very tart, sweet-sour aroma with a hint of toasted rye bread

Sour, I frankly hope the keg had past its prime, otherwise I question why a brewery would sell this. No noticeable hop presence, unbalanced, and a vinegary aftertaste.

Nicely carbonated with a fine texture.

Not only will I not have this beer again, it firmly plants altbier at the bottom of my list of beer styles. I wish this beer suited my taste buds, but it didn't. I guess I'm not crazy about overly sour brews.

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2.46/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

really my palate issue...

do not like Amber's....do not like Alaska's

too sweet, off-taste, not hoppy enough, not strong enough...not good enough

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2.48/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,076 ratings