Alaskan Winter Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of obrike
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single at my HEB in Round Rock for a bit under 2 bucks.

A honey colored ale, not much head and very little lacing. Big fat bubbles shooting from the bottom of my pint glass though.

Not a strong scent, but getting some sugary malt, blueberries?, graham crackers, maybe some faint pine. Certainly not pronounced...wish it were more prevelant.

Taste followed...some malty graham crackers, maybe a bit of honey, malts certainly dominate here. Quite dry on the backend. I like that. Makes me want to take another sip almost immediately. In fact, I've nearly finished this beer during this review. Hides the booze well and would certainly be good on a cool fall/winter day.

Not a bad beer from Alaskan. Would buy again and recommend to friends.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a mostly clear copper color with a dense off-white head. Retention is ok, as is the lacing. A pretty good looking brew…and the label has a nice, classy look to it.

Nose is fairly sweet and bready with a little bit of caramel. Some honey and blueberry skins seem to be the main aromas I am getting from the spruce tips. Lightly hopped and pretty pleasant overall.

Taste has more of the blueberry-esque fruitiness with a grainy sweetness that screams honey. Very smooth and easy drinking ale, although it does plenty to stand apart from your typical winter offering. I like it, the mouthfeel is full and silky and flows from malty to fruity to mild finish quite well. I'll buy this again for sure...good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of honey, dark fruit, toffee, caramel and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is similar. The spruce comes through in the flavor, adding a bit of a herbal, minty quality. I also get some honey and the associated sweetness, as well as some grape and cherry notes. The alcohol is not present in the flavor, which makes the beer quite easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice winter beer.

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Alaskan Winter Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 840 ratings.
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