Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber
BA SCORE
44.6%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 1,986 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:
#34,184
Reviews:
633
Ratings:
1,986
Liked:
886
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
12.36%
Alströms:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
436
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,986 |  Reviews: 633
Photo of Jay007
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of andrewh995
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear amber color with an off white medium head, large bubbles. Smells of grain and some sweet esters. Flavor is grain, some caramel, and malty sweetness. Very nice mouthfeel, creamy and full. The flavor sadly isn't anything special, it's good, but it doesn't stand out at all.

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

Photo of dsshuck
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raspy22
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick2Wendell
4.81/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 44.6% out of 100 with 1,986 ratings
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