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Alaskan Summer Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Summer AleAlaskan Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden yellow with a one finger white head. Scents of German ale yeast, crystal malt and German hops. Flavor is crisp and clear with sweet malt and some bread and slight citrus pith flavors and an excellent moderate level of hop bitterness. Good and flavorful without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink. This is a good Kolsch, well worth trying. It's an easy drinking, light bodied, yet flavorful beer, great for the summer.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated September 13, 2013) into a pokal.

A-A normal pour produces about a finger of white head that quickly fades. There is no lacing left behind. Carbonation is chunky and visible in the clear, medium-golden liquid.

S-The beer has a mild aroma that is vaguely sweet at first with unidentifiable, light-colored fruit (maybe apple and white grape?) and some drier crusty, bready scents.I detect very little in the way of hops.

T-The taste, like the smell, is light and pleasant, but lacks any real distinguishing qualities. Vague sweetness, a light hit of lemon/orange citrus, and dry, bread-crust pale malts. The finish is drying, but not quite chalky or biscuity. As the beer warms, I detect a slight herbal astringency from the hops.

M-The feel is pretty light, but medium for the style. Carbonation is noticeable, but not aggressive. The finish is crisp and drying.

O-This beer is an easy drinker, but lacks any real character. From the looks to the smell and taste, everything about the beer is vague...not bad, just not great or memorable. On the other hand, I find the feel to be refreshing and the beer is definitely drinkable, without being too light or fizzy and I suppose that is what a summer beer is for.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with absolutely no head. There is no lacing either. Biscuity malty aroma with some stale lager aroma. I detect banana. Biscuit malty taste with some banana at the end. Somewhat spicy. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Decent but not a go to beer. Refreshing for summer. Would drink in a pinch.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 806 ratings
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