Alaskan Summer Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Summer AleAlaskan Summer Ale
BA SCORE
3.58/5
806 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,113
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
806
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
121
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gww1864
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Bluestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Cramerican
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of lnashsig
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

 468 characters

Photo of xybreeder
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
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!!

 446 characters

Photo of snocntry
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of joecalderoni
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
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!

 470 characters

Photo of HerbalChaos
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Jumski
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ddelozier5
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Jmick28
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PhatAtUT
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kunstman
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of CommonRider
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of brewbaker
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Piason
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of white head. Color is a clear gold.

Aroma: Clean and grassy. Bready malts. Some light citrus. Maybe a hint of biscuit flavors.

Taste: Mimics the nose, but more bready and a little more hoppy/zesty.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, a very easy drinking beer. Not to much here, but that's what makes this style awesome. Great for a summer day. It would be easy to kick a few of these back.

 481 characters

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TexIndy
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 7/31/12 code on the front label. It was clear, pale yellow color with slight carb streams. It had a thin head that quickly dissipated into a thin collar. Light, quick sliding lace.

The aroma was biscuity with light fruit. Pretty typical for the style but the style isn't known for strong aromas. The taste follows the aroma with a biscuity start with the fruit kicking in shortly thereafter. Also a slight vegetable taste. Good for the style. Mouthfeel was light with good carbonation but a slightly watery aftertaste.

Overall, a good kolsch that will go down nicely on a hot Texas summer day. Glad to finally see Alaskan here in Texas. Rotation - the rare six pack in the summer especially if sharing with the non-craft beer neighbors. [O;Y]

 797 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.