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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stange.

A: Medium golden hue. Quickly and continually rising effervescence. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. Very slight spotty lacing, mostly quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Hay with some light floral notes.

T: Grassy, with a little lemon citrus, and just a light bitterness.

M: Light and crisp. A bit of a brassy feeling aftertaste, and a lingering sweetness.

D: Goes down easy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent hue, with a slight head, and no real lacing. Nose is earthy grain and flora. Flavor is a light combination of grass, citrus, and a bit of a brassy finish. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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

Medium gold. Eggshell head settles thin. No lacings.

Sweet grain on the nose with a nice bit of fresh grass seed.

All about the grain, as you'd expect with a kolsch. Touch of unpleasant diacetyl, I'll put that down to less than optimal freshness. Fairly sweet malt with floral hops. Finish is pretty clean.

The style can be unforgiving, and I think I may be drinking this a bit too late. That said, I think I can get enough from it to know that it would be decent fresh.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours out a slightly hazed pale straw gold colour with a thin fine egg shell white head reducing quickly to some sparse lace. crackery malt aroma...slightly sweet with lemon zest hints. taste profile lays down a fairly sturdy sour dough bread malt foundation with citric overtones and a meekly spicy and bitter noble hop bite. the overall body of this kolsch style ale is meatier than what i was expecting, with a full, chewy mouthfeel. drinkability is fine...easy to quaff on a warm, late summer afternoon.

overall, this seasonal offering from Alaskan is a decent, drinkable and fairly tasty take on a delicate style. i am not overly fond of the style, even in the hottest of weather, but this wasn't bad. it can quench a thirst to be sure.

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Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 808 ratings
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