Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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82
good
1,955 Ratings
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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:
1,955
Reviews:
627
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
425
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kwc017
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jonboyd_md
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Appearance: Clear deep amber in color, with a large, somewhat coarse off-white head, which retains well. The carbonation is moderate and slow-rising, the lacing is scattered and patchy.

Aroma: Profound aroma of toasted brown bread and caramel, and a mild spicy hop character.

Taste: Opens with robust dark malt flavors, soon followed by lesser flavors of caramel and molasses. Toasted malt flavors dominate throughout the taste, with the caramel and molasses flavors contributing a mild sweetness. Finishes with a lingering, mild and slightly spicy hop flavor and lingering toasted grain flavors.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, and full.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent and very drinkable, a very nice example of the style. Considering the typical price ($6.99 to $8.49 for a six-pack) in my area, Texas, Alaskan Amber seems a bargain.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served n a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of GreatBloomer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TBoneJones
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Alaska Amber
Amber red, small head settles, creamy appearance.
Tastes smooth and the malt flavor is sweet and nice.
Feels slick and smooth.
Went great with the salmon bake in Juneau where I tried this. Lucky to have that experience. Lacks complexity or a large character, but certainly one to try and to enjoy.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of anarchia
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper with good clarity, super dense head with good retention, white & fluffy. Aroma is caramel and bananas, makes me think of a Dunkelweizen. Caramel / Toffee flavors with a lingering sweetness on the finish. Much sweeter with more yeast character than other alts I've sampled, which I assume were more of the Dusseldorf style. Strong malt character but just too sweet for me.

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Photo of DiggerDahl
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 1,955 ratings.
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