Alaskan Kolsch | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Alaskan Summer Ale

Alaskan Summer Ale balances a softly malted palate with the clean freshness of hops. In the tradition of the style, neither overpowers the other. Both hops and malt come together to refresh and renew the palate. The straw-gold color and easy drinkability are an enjoyable way to celebrate summer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,634
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
826
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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29
Gots:
135
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Photo of RDW
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date "110118".

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, golden color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: honey sweetness and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet honey and then bread, there is a light kiss of hops on the finish.

PALATE: light bodied with medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a decent Kolsch, it's not the most exciting beer out there but I would have this again if I were in the mood for it and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style,

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Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, glass. Unfiltered golden yellow body. Lightly toasted malt, mineral, grain, slight caramel. Fairly standard kolsch that has a heavier mouthfeel than most, touch of lemon and hay, good carbonation. I think this could be more refreshing with a lighter, more lager-like body.

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Photo of ptat
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: semi sweet caramel malts,bread, slight mild hop notes, creamy finish. Bright hop nose. Pale gold hue, mostly clear, whit head some lace. medium light body. 18 IBUs

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Photo of peritectoid
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corywalston
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh895
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michelleroo
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Outside of the teeny laciness of the head and the great body on this beer, I was disappointed. I had higher expectations and I *know* better than to do that! But I love the Amber so much and this beer had a "good" rating, so I was hopeful as heck. But alas....

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alaskan Summer Ale brewed by Alaskan Brewing Co., With an ABV of 5.30% This Kolsch pours out a deep golden amber color with a small white head. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with grains and malts. Along with sweetness and mild hops. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on the sweet grains and malts. Then a mild hop bitterness at the end. There is alot going on in this Kolsch. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of Alaskan Summer Ale is a solid medium. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice with a dinner or a cool summer day. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Alaskan Summer Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Alaskan Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew.

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.44/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium copper color with a light spiced grain nose. Sweet, floral malt up front. There is a short sharpness from the carbination and hop bitterness, but the brew lingers with a spice and biscut malt flavor. A very tasty, medium bodied Kolsch.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red_Zeke
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Alaskan Kolsch from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 826 ratings