Alaskan Summer Ale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Summer AleAlaskan Summer Ale
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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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Ratings: 805 |  Reviews: 304
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Plain and simple. Light golden amber color in the Stella glass. Pleasant foam and well-carbonated in the mouth. Thin body.

More smooth than crisp. Just a hint of malt and biscuits in the nose. Not as fragrant or perfumey as many in the Kölsch style. More of a regular lager taste, but definitely maltier than most. Aftertaste is more malt than hops. Very little bitterness.

Quite drinkable but it might get tiresome with the rather flaccid character. The 12 oz bottle, from Trader Joe's.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of rawfish
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy yellow stuff pretty much sums it up. Very clear gold with a one finger cap of thin foam. Leaves spots of lacing on the glass with little retention.

Sweet corn, adjunct grain dominates a tight malt bill. Light grassy hops, very clean but very simple.

Thin malt with some dry grain husks, dry bread and straw. None of the sweet corn that was on the nose which is a redeeming quality. Grassy hops with light fruit that shakes the malt from the palate with subtle bitterness. Clean finish, slightly drying.

Thin but satisfying carbonation, very clean over the palate. Very drinkable.

Adjunct lager character on the nose and on appearance but don't judge on looks alone. Refreshing summer beer that is flavorful and clean. Good take on an obscure style.

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2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw yellow with no head or lace. The aroma is faint lemons with hints of dough and cake. The flavor is balanced, even if plain, with a mix of crisp malt and hoppiness. There's a faint taste of medicine in the finish as it warms. The mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky. Alaskan Summer Ale is a decent beer, recommended.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow, not much head or carbonation.

S-some wheat and straw. Not much here.

T-Light sweetness. Bread wheat flavors. Slight bitterness. A nice light balance.

M-Light without much carbonation.

O-A nice beer. Nothing overpowering just nice light easy drinking flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 39.6% out of 100 with 805 ratings
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