Alaskan Summer Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
802 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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:
802
Reviews:
304
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
118
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 802 |  Reviews: 304
Photo of SamuelMiller
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _drummer_
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a great, refreshing summer beer. It's a darker golden color, light carbonation. Crisp drink, very refreshing. Not overly unique, but it's an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is a nice fresh beer at first, but then with a second whiff - medicinal. Flavor has some crispness from carbonation, but also some heavy malt sweetness that's a bit out of place. Color is darker than traditional Kolsch. Ok beer.

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Photo of malprep
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arillinoming
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JWJR
2.55/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nunya
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davideo
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -50%
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 +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev -15%
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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Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.6 out of 5 based on 802 ratings.
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