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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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a very translucent medium golden straw color with only a light foam collar for a head, no lacing. Medium-light aroma and flavor of pale malt, some light generic fruit esters, mostly grassy hopping used as accent marks and proper punctuation for the light malting / breaded character. Very pleasing and refreshingly light mouthfeel which is appropriate to the style. Aside from a lackluster head, this is one of the better Kolsches I've had to date, so I recommend giving it a shot if you enjoy the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

$1.99 for a 12 oz bottle. Best by 07/31/12

A: Clear, golden hue. Not much head, but whats there lingers for a while. Some patchy lacing, too.

S: Apples, brown sugar, caramel, fresh bread aromas. A nice surprise.

T: Lite lemon, grass, wheat bread, a tinge of sweet corn, with a mild spicy bitterness.

M: Well carbonated, very quaffable. No big flavors, but not boring at all.

O: A great summer beer. Tasty & refreshing. Will probably pick up a six pack next time at store.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

another Summer beer for today, #BOTG 47!

Poured from bottle into brooklyn tulip. Pours a crystal clear yellow/orange color. Barely any head at all, kind of surprising. Smell- apple sauce, peach. lots of sweet malt character. Taste- apple juice. Hmm. carbonated apple juice. Barely any hop presence, and not much depth at all. This isn't great. Don't see coming back to it, and god dammit- I bought a whole six pack. It also isn't too carbonated. Overall, not pleased.

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4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful golden/yellow color, crystal clear, small to no head, no lacing
S - Sweet malt, buttery (diacetyl?), slight bubble gum aroma, nice & pleasant, little to no hop aroma.
T - Sweet/creamy flavor, buttery, no bitterness, biscuity, clean finish.
M - Light bodied, carbonation a little low but not problematic, smooth and clean finish.
O - A very good brew, very clean, lots of flavor for something with not a lot of malt/hops, delicious!!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of joecalderoni
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A very golden nice color, almost no head! Very clear!

S: slight fruityness some pilsner malt at the back of the nose with some dms! A bit of diacetyl!

T: nice fruityness with a nice malty balance! The kölsch yeast wants to come to show itself but itlacks presence!

M: medium body, low carbonation!

O: an OK beer! I had much better kölsch beer at rock bottom chicago! I dont recomend it! Sorry but a bit dissapointed knowing That it comes from a amazing brewery!

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 788 ratings.
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