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Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,000 |  Reviews: 636
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Burnt orange sienna. Not much of a head due to the non-aggressive pour.

S: Cashews, malt, light popcorn, sweetness.

T: Similar to the nose: Cashews, malt, dough, light popcorn, hint of toasty malt, rye bread, biscuit, and spice.

M: Medium light with a nice touch of carb on the back end. Leaves some coating in your mouth (not in a viscous way, but in a flavorful way).

O: Better than I expected, but not extravagant. This is a pleasant brew for relaxation and sessioning. Not the balls, but good regardless.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
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:


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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,000 ratings
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