Alaskan Summer Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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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
Ranking:
#38,195
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
806
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
122
Trade:
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Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
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 -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vikinggary28
3.51/5  rDev -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 +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of yeaprolly
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brandon632
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simplejj81
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joshkouri
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of mr-jj
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of cbe1961
4.41/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite American kolsch.

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Photo of nuebs
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of archyquaffer
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A moderate pour from a stubby into a shaker produces about an inch of frothy white head. The beer is a pale amber color and quite clear. Carbonation is on the high side.

A subtle floral hop aroma melds with an equally subtle fruitiness. The flavor is also subtly fruity, but with a semi-dry finish accented with caramel and with a touch of earthy bitterness.

This is a nice beer and a good summertime quaff. Purchased as part of a variety 12 pack which sold for about 15 bucks.

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Photo of HardyA
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug. Hazy gold color with a two finger head that recedes quickly and leaves half an inch of lacing. Aroma of floral hops and grain. Taste is floral hops followed by a bready middle and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation with no alcohol aftertaste.
A nice attempt at a kolsch. It was lightly hopped for the style, but very quaffable and refreshing. It isn't something I'm likely to come back to, but it hit the spot in the Texas heat.

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Photo of staubot
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle and came out with a small head that has ok retention and little lacing. Slight hazy coloured with the right carbonation look for a Kolsch. Sent of floral fruity hops. Tasted was clean with a slight lemon matiness. Maybe not enough hops but some was present. Mouthfeel was a good for a Kolsch with maybe slightly too much carbonation. Overall a good North American go at a Kolsch. One of the better tries I've had so far and like it advertises, a great beer for summer heat.

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