Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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1,949 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
1,949
Reviews:
623
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
421
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,949 |  Reviews: 623
Photo of shigg85
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

It's an amber, which isn't a terribly exciting style of beer, but I do enjoy them, and this one just didn't have a whole lot to offer. It was just kind of there. Not enough malt or hop flavor to even define it as anything distinct. Nice color, but that's about all that stood out for me.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours reddish orange amber with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little lacing.

S: Sweet lightly toasted bready malt, stone fruit, and toffee sweetness.

T: Stone fruit, plum, peach, apricot, berry, floral, toasty bready malt, honey, and toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Haven't had this one in years cuz it's not the type of beer that usually tickles my fancy, but I've been meaning to try it again so I'm pretty happy a bottle of this fell into my fridge. All that said, it's a bit sweet for my taste, but a serviceable amber/alt if hops send you running for the hills.

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

Photo of MinerBob
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light brown color looks like tea with a small head. It is a good smooth amber beer with a malty flavor. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good session beer.

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Photo of KnappStout
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MargotDarko
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a single bottle into a stange. I enjoyed the delicate little head that formed and it smelled faintly clean and bready. The taste is delicate, fresh and easy to drink. Malty but not overly so.

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

A very clear amber with big bubbles rising and a half finger of off white head that fades quickly. Tiny bit of lacing. Smells like caramel, toasted bread. Tastes like toffee, liquid bread, and has a little earthy quality. Not quite as sweet as it smells. Almost a sticky/creamy body on the medium side, a little dryer on the finish. Average carbonation. Just a solid ale, nothing remarkable, but nothing off about it.

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Photo of movieclockstar
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seakayak
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CYee
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sexmortus
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Raislak
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luckydog91
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2492004
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Alaskan Amber, 5.3% ABV, 18 IBU. Pours copper color and medium viscosity, with a two finger off-white heat. Nose is malt, taste follows. OK mouthfeel. Overall decent.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 1,949 ratings.
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