Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber
BA SCORE
3.64/5
1,994 Ratings
Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber
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:
#34,692
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,994
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
440
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Darker amber with a thin white head that lingered for a while, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Pleasant smell of banana, cloves, citrus, hops, and mild malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste is a sweet fruity flavor with some bitter hops and a slight citrus bite.

Overall: Very good brew! I think I may have a new top favorite to add to the list with this one.

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

We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won:

http://youtu.be/RaXcBiJExus

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

12oz bottle poured into a Catalina Brewing Company pint glass. Pours a nice dark brown copper color, not much retention or lacing. Smell is malt, biscuit, molasses, and a little yeast. Taste is different than I expected, I thought this would be more of a Newcastle type brown ale, but it's not. Taste is more sweet than expected. Malt, molasses and brown sugar with a bit of a sour finish. Guess it's more an altbier than anything. Pretty decent brew.

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

Appearance: Clear deep amber in color, with a large, somewhat coarse off-white head, which retains well. The carbonation is moderate and slow-rising, the lacing is scattered and patchy.

Aroma: Profound aroma of toasted brown bread and caramel, and a mild spicy hop character.

Taste: Opens with robust dark malt flavors, soon followed by lesser flavors of caramel and molasses. Toasted malt flavors dominate throughout the taste, with the caramel and molasses flavors contributing a mild sweetness. Finishes with a lingering, mild and slightly spicy hop flavor and lingering toasted grain flavors.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, and full.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent and very drinkable, a very nice example of the style. Considering the typical price ($6.99 to $8.49 for a six-pack) in my area, Texas, Alaskan Amber seems a bargain.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served n a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,994 ratings
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