Alaskan Summer Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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82
good
789 Ratings
THE BROS
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Alaskan Summer AleAlaskan Summer Ale
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:
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
Ratings:
789
Reviews:
301
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 789 |  Reviews: 301
Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davideo
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is really nice and crisp. This is not something I would ever drink at a beer tasting or something like that, but it is a perfect summer afternoon beer.

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Photo of drews240
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Smooth with some weird but good finish like vermouth. No harshness. Clean feeling. Like a light wheat beer? Good but not quite textured properly. Would recommend.

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Photo of LaniG
1.8/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hint of that kolsch flavor but poorly executed

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Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has that nice kolsch yellow appearance, lots of clarity and a solid one inch of white head. Aroma was sawdusty like kolsch yeast.

Taste, balance, like a yellow beer alt, but this is a kolsch with lager yeast. Easy mouthfeel like Sunday morning. This don't do anything bad and are good for people doing the gateway thing.

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Photo of red94tt
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vikinggary28
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Kölsch style ale so I have no other to compare it too. Poured from bottle to glass mug. Pale gold colour with a suddsy white head. Smells of mild hops and maybe a slight citrus aroma, hard to tell. Reminds me of a light pale ale. Tastes very smooth, much like the aroma, it goes down very well with good mouthfeel. If you want something cold to drink on a hot summer day that isn't overly hoppy or grassy, you'd probably enjoy this as much as I did.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Brandon632
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simplejj81
3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joshkouri
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of mr-jj
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Light golden, bright n clear, fizzy head disappears fast. Aroma is grainy with a hint of fruit. Crisp cracker grain taste with a touch of citrus. Finishes dry with a little grass in there. Overall good summertime brew, refreshing if looking for a clean, mild tasting brew.

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Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 789 ratings.
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