Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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:
#35,847
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
2,016
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
451
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,016 |  Reviews: 640
Photo of JDC_OKC
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

We accidentally discovered this brew during our trip to Minnesota last summer. It was on tap at a little pizza place in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis. We made a trip within the trip up to Jay Cooke State Park (south of Duluth) and stopped for lunch at the Streetcar Pub and Grill in Carlton. When the waitress told us they had this on tap there was no need for her to list any more options. Unfortunately, a call to the brewery after we returned home informed me that it was not currently available in Oklahoma and the online shipping costs are prohibitive. I'm looking forward to the day that this becomes available locally.

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Photo of Jeremiah87
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryguy1510
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of annp1022
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Arseel
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice, dark red/brown with 2-finger head, definite fruity smell with hops and malt lurking in the background. The malt and hops dominated the taste with a medium to thick mouth feel.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark amber with a frothy head from the moment you pop off the bottle cap.

Smell: Citrus, malt, and hops in that order. Fruitier smell than I would expect this dark beer to have.

Taste: Hop bitterness and bready malt at the forefront, without the citrus tang that the smell would lead you to believe.

Feel: Fairly thick, but with a sort of "emptiness" to it. Not unlike Diet Coke.

Overall: Quite a nice beer. I found the fruity smell a bit strange, but nothing to put it off.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbehlar
4.77/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMarcy78
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipeters1017
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by 121717
Burnt caramel in color with some reddish hues along with a frothy beige head that fades to a foam. Malty nose with caramel and bread crust, a bit fruity, with some earthy hops. Flavors are quite fruity, malty, and earthy - as an alt should be; with notes of plum, apricot, caramel, bread crust, toasted grain. Medium body, ample carbonation, finishing dry and modestly bitter with earthy hops lingering. Overall, pretty good altbier with some nice fruity and malty flavors, but I doubt I would buy this again.

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

Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Only the 2nd. beer that I have ever had from Alaska. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, light malts. Taste is bready malts, some nuts, a tad bit of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of SmokeWagon1776
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Bogdawg
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Schlitz74
2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a descent drinkable beer, it pour a nice dark amber color with a nice finger an a half off white head. The head dissipates rather quickly and there is no lacing left behind. I poured it in a pint glass and drank the beer slowly, so by the end it had warmed up a bit. This is worth a try

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,016 ratings
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