Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.64/5
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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:
#37,639
Reviews:
646
Ratings:
2,050
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
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76
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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice copper/red hue. Mild carbonation which dissipates quickly leaving light lacing. Very clear.

S: Malt. No detectable hop aroma.

T: Malty, but not too sweet, finishes with mild hop bitterness. Sweetness lingers on the tongue

M: Medium Bodied

O:Nice representation of the style. I am not a huge amber fan, but I did enjoy this beer.

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3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice looking pour with a surprisingly light colored foamy head. Clear burnt orange appearance is also pretty pleasant. Nose is mainly nutty before the maltiness takes ovee, with the taste strictly following the nose's lead. The taste initially bares a nuttiness that ever so briefly presents a faint banana essence before the malts overwhelm all else. Finish is "blech" with a cloying sweetness. Pretty high level of carbonation here as wwll. Overall, this is fairly average.

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

While on a cruise in Alaska, visited the brewery, and sampled all of the beers on the tour. The Amber was my second favorite. Brewed with no preservatives, so can not get in New England.

A: Pours an amber color, 1 finger head that does not last long.

S: Malty smell, very pleasant.

T: Malty taste with a slight bitterness, and aftertaste to it.

M: Some carbonation, and aftertaste that lingers on.

O: Above average beer, but I like the Alaskan IPA better.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a rich amber with almost no head. What head formed was an off-white. It got the amber part down, but it's nothing too special. Scents of sweet malt, bubblegum and slight banana. Pleasant, matches well with the flavor, but again, nothing too special. Flavors of sweet malt, a little bit of toffee and a slight nutty flavor on the finish. Pretty nice, similar to a brown ale, but with a slightly more German flavor profile. Hop character is low, but is present, balancing the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Good for a session beer. Overall I'd say it's a pretty good beer. I can see this being a good session ale.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,050 ratings