Alaskan Amber | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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82
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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:
1,976
Reviews:
631
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
431
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SteadySippin
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was poured from a bottle to a chilled glass.

A - I really like the appearance of this amber. Its color is exactly that, amber. The color really intrigues me to take a drink. No real lacing on the glass. Soon after pouring there is a head about a finger thick, minutes later the head dissipates to a thin ring around the glass.

S - This amber ale has a slightly floral scent, with hints of caramel.

T - The taste of this one gives off a slightly fruit flavor, like an orange. Noticeable bitterness but not overpowering. The after taste lingers with caramel. Slightly watery but still flavorful. This beer tastes very similarly to its smell. I really enjoy the first few seconds after swallowing a sip of this beer.

M - In the mouth it feels slightly thick, but watery if that makes sense. Plenty of carbonation, goes down pretty easily. You definitely feel the carbonation in the back of the throat.

O - This beer isn't anything to write home about, but it definitely isn't bad. I really enjoy the caramel flavors that you get in the after taste. The color of the beer is also quite nice. I wouldn't have a problem drinking this again but I'm in no rush to go out and buy more. I'd say give it a try if you're into ambers.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Venice Ale House, Venice, CA

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grainy and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is relatively malty and has flavors of toasted malts with notes of grain. No sweetness is perceptible. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty but there are enough underlying hops so it isn't rendered undrinkable. It doesn't seem to have all of the complexity as German altbiers.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I bought a single the other day from an Albertsons grocery store nearby. I have had such an ongoing problem with the beer being out of code. This one is also slightly out of code. I will review it anyway. I bought this beer five days past the code date.

Poured form a 12 oz. brown bottle with the freshness code clearly printed on the label (9/25/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a dark brown, slightly red color with a 1 1/2 finger head that dissipates very fast to leave just a ring around the top of the glass that lasts to the end. Virtually no lacing.

S: Some light malts. That's about it.

T: Sweet malt balanced by a bitterness. Gets me in the front of my tongue and in the back.

M: Medium bodied and carbonation. Goes down alright.

O: Nothing really special here. It's not too sweet and not too bitter. Better than a lot of beer out there but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 1,976 ratings.
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