Alaskan Kolsch | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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:
#35,437
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
833
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
139
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 833 |  Reviews: 311
Photo of eafowler7
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RockDocAZ
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I’m really enjoying this. Pours light honey color with fluffy head that sticks around for a while.
It’s a cherry light and delicate style and this one is done well. It has a clean bready and honey sweetness with a perfectly well balanced earthy spicy noble hop. I will definitely be seeking out more Kölsch. This is great

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Photo of A100Torre
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 6 pack in Alaska and the flavor seems to be better up there than when I previously tried it in the lower 48.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -2.5%
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 +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of corywalston
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh895
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michelleroo
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
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 +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Alaskan Kolsch from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 833 ratings