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

12oz bottle into a tulip-shaped nonic...

A: Pours a clear amber with golden hues...minimal lacing...

S: Sweeter malt..caramel and toffee...fruity notes as well, possibly some yeast esters...caramel apples, other fruit as well.

T: Really follows the nose, not a big beer but the malt really stands out...there are some hints of spices, earthy hints of hops too but the light malty/caramel/fruitiness is dominant.

MF: Light to medium/light body...creamy notes, with lower carbonation.

O: Not a bad malty offering, there is a nice body of work with sweetness here.

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A- Pours a dark amber color with deep copper hints. The head is off-white and medium thickness when first poured. It soon dissipates to a thin covering with poor retention.

S- Caramel malts dominate everything though there are some light fruit like aromas and a light grassy hops finish.

T- The taste is a little sweet up front with flavors of caramel, fruit, and grain. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. There's a mild hops presence that brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M- Smooth and crisp with medium body and clean finish though a little heavy on the carbonation for my liking.

D- A tasty beer that goes down very easily and is a solid good representation of style. This is a nice solid beer with a good amount of substance that makes it worth at least a try.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 1,975 ratings.
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