Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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: 2,025 |  Reviews: 641
Photo of ControlVolume
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Had this fresh while up there in Alaska touring. This went down very smoothly. Not too heavy nor too light tasting. I wish I was able to get it down here.

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Photo of joe12pk
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdubjacket
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown/copper color. Not a whole lot of lacing. Sweet, malty smell. Taste is very malty, sweet, with a nutty aftertaste. Not too incredibly complex. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This beer is pretty drinkable considering the ABV. A pretty tasty, average beer. Would be a fine choice for a session brew.

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Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Mrose78
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, reddish-orange with a thin head and no lacing. The aroma is fruity with caramel and vanilla coming through. The flavor leads off with caramel with nuts and spices with smooth, piney hops showing through as it warms. It's mouthfeel is medium. Alaskan Amber is a good brew, refreshing and satisfying. Recommended!

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Photo of Dmann
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An average beer to this palate. The pour was unimpressive and yielded a small fizzy head that faded as quickly as it came. The smell was very faint and was pretty sweet with a slight citrus hint. The flavor was good in the beginning with some good malty sweetness and a light spiciness but this was overshadowed by a odd astringent flavor that lingered till the end. I don't know if I got a bad batch or something but this ruined the flavor for me.
I have heard many good things about this beer so maybe I will re-review at a later time. But for now I am not impressed at all.

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Photo of SteveO1231
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an awesome dark reddish copper color with a nice head of off-white head. Not much lacing but a nice ring of fizz floats around the rim of my glass. Nice carbonation.

Very faint malty aroma and a candi sweet smell of cherries, kind of reminds me of redvines candy.

Fizzy on the palate, crisp and smooth. Awesome malty sweetness a little fruity, balanced perfectly with a light bitterness. Carbonation makes me burp quite a bit.

Very good beer, totally a session beer, I could drink this brew all night long!


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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours copper like a penny, super clear brew, nice three fingers of fluff from my furious pourWhiffs of delicate yeast, and mellow malts, cocoa, roasty, make up the entire nose. Very mild flavor, just german-like maltiness, some wheat crackers, pretzel and a little grain sweetness in the back. Light/medio body, and simple carbonation puts this in the category "comfortable to chug".

Very simple, sessionable.

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Photo of titosupertramp
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Genghis22 for sending a 6 pack for my father in law. This bottle was kept as a service charge..ha.

A: Cloudy, dark amber in color. A little less than a finger of egg shell head. Quickly recedes to a thin film...very little lacing.

S: Toasted grains, caramel malt, floral hoppiness.

T: Caramel hops and floral hops is what I notice here most. Bitter, toasted flavors at the end. Has an earthy taste to it as well.

M: Carbonation helps the mouthfeel, but it's a little on the thin side.

O: Very easy drinking beer that I'd pick up a lot if available here in Nashville, then I'd get tired of it and stop buying it all together.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of malprep
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an amber color with a thin 1 finger head. Head goes away quickly. Not a lot else to say, looks like an amber.

S: Malty on the nose, slight sweet caramel. Takes a bit to warm up and unleash the aroma.

T: Sweet malty taste. Goes down quick and easy. Surprisingly has a bit of a bitter taste as well.

M: Medium bodied and carbonation. Has a resiny aftertaste.

O: Very solid above average amber, interesting to have every once in a while. Easy drinking beer, great session beer. Having only one on the day, I'd reach for something a little more interesting.

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Photo of Lewdd
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.84/5  rDev -22%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of torwart94
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpecialK088
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Pour 24 New York New York in Vegas

A-Typical amber nothing outstanding here but nothing wrong eaither

S-Hops with a mild fruit sweetness,grape or bannana.

T-Light and crisp very clean tasing brew, small nots of sweet malt and the above meantioned fruit.

M-Although a tad over carbonated it saves itself by not being overbearing in any one place, be it the sweetness or the bitterness, body is meduim.

D-Very easy to drink but nothing sticking out on this one that sets itself apart to by it over something else

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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