Alaskan Winter Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Winter Ale
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Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Winter Ale

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: 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

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2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - a deep reddish orange. Head didn't stick around long.

S - a sweet aroma of dried dates, ripe pear and some grape. Slight herbaciousness.

T - this one's a little sweet for my taste. Almost brandy-like and better in small quantities. A lot of berry jam, white grape, pear and a small amount of peach. I'd really love there to be more of a spruce character here...or even just a piney hop, compared to the hops present here in the background.

M - a little sticky. a little cloying.

I had to try this because of the spruce tips & I give props, always, to Alaskan for having an unpopular German style (alt) as a year-round brew but this one just didn't cut it for me. Longest a six-pack has lasted in my fridge.

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Triaminic orange with pretty much zero head, just a little perimeter of foam. Nose is actually a little tough to get anything from, smells a little sweet and lightly hopped, but not detecting the spruce tips the packaging says it's brewed with. There is a real berry-like quality in the flavor, and I was getting a little of that in the nose, too. It's got a blackberry jam element to that spruce tips? I don't know. All I know is this tastes really freakin good. Nice medium mouthfeel, bitter on the back end, some detectable alcohol, but not a huge-alcohol beer, really. Low carbonation. Overall, I like this one quite a bit, and would get it again.

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Alaskan Winter Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 51.4% out of 100 with 842 ratings
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