Alaskan Winter Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, this ale balances the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean crisp finish of noble hops. Its malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of alcohol.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,694
Reviews:
373
Ratings:
872
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
Wants:
45
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126
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cardfan212
1.98/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - Brownish amber and clear. No head or visual carbonation at all. Very still.

Smell - Caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, resin, rubber. Smells more like a candle than a beer.

Taste - Like licking a Christmas tree covered in cleaning chemicals. Not pleasant.

Feel - Flat and thick, makes the bad taste linger for far too long.

Overall - Focus too much on the holiday and not enough on the beer. Hard to get through.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nunitn
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alot of taste but goes down like an ale. Stay away if you don't appreciate sour. Cheers!

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Photo of tigg924
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, dark orange in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is blackberry, juniper, toasted malt, and light spruce. Very light bodied, sweet, with moderate carbonation. Amazing winter ale. May be up there with my favorite winter seasonals. Unique, different, and delicious. Should have ordered a full case instead of just a six.

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3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish amber color with minimal white head and lacing. Nose is slightly sour and malty. Taste is surprisingly sweet and not at all what I expected. Not sure what to compare this to. Interesting but too sweet for me.

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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjb27
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rarigney
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jared40
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this for the first time. This is actually my first ever beer from this brewery. Boy this is a great beer great winter seasonal. Comes out a light auburn color with some head smell is of a winter getting hints of caramel as well and I love it. Beer has a crisp taste to it. This beer is a great winter seasonal that isn't too heavy and very easy to drink.

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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Demi
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nrbw23
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of faatcase
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Alaskan Winter Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 872 ratings