Alaskan Witbier (Rough Draft Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Witbier (Rough Draft Series)Alaskan Witbier (Rough Draft Series)

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AKBelgianBeast on 08-10-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellow, slightly hazy with a skim fizzy head. Nose is very lemony with some coriander. smells very spiced. Taste is defenitely a bit overspiced, very lemony, coriander, maybe citrus peel of some kind. Lacking in wheat flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit greasy and thick. Milky almost. Undercarbonated. Drinkability is really hampered here by the mouthfeel and the overspiced quality in this one. Not a bad beer, but probably not one I would seek out if they were to make it a year round product. ok. but I think alaskan could have done better with this one.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.47/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottles of this new seasonal became available for the first time last week. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The golden body is only slightly cloudy, topped by a thin white head that vanishes almost immediately. Aroma of the usual suspects of witbier spices, coriander and orange peel, along with a touch of lemon and a faint whiff of mild, fruity hops.
Palate is light and delicately spicy up front, with notes of coriander, allspice, and a hint of citrus among the light wheat body. Sweetness emerges before the swallow and lingers on the finish, not unpleasant but not particularly in the character of the style. Body is nice and light, with fairly lively carbonation. Not a bad choice for a warm spring evening, but not anything groundbreaking, either.

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Photo of John_M
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Humpy's the other day.

The beer pours a pale gold color with OK head retention and minimal lacing. On the nose I get very, very little. There is some light honey and a hint of tartness, but really not much else. I get minimal spice at best on this one. On the palate, I guess I just don't get what Alaskan Brewing was going for on this one. The flavors are almost neutral, with at most a hint of honey, a hint of underlying bitterness, and some noticeable wheatiness. This really tastes like your run of the mill American wheat beer, and not a particularly outstanding one. The beer is watery, and mouthfeel is very, very light. Drinkability would probably normally be OK, as it's apparent the alcohol is pretty low. However, the flavor profile is so muted, there's no way I can describe this beer as drinkable.

I'm very puzzled by this beer. Alaskan Brewing normally makes so many bold, flavorful beers, that I'm stunned by how mediocre this beer is. Will not be ordering this one again. Disappointing.

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Photo of bigbelcher
2.42/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really a wit beer. Pours a hazy yellow color with a nice white head but after that all comparisons to a belgian wit go out the window. No coriander, orange peel or Belgian yeast aroma and also no coriander spice, orange peel or Belgian yeast flavor. Drinks like a cloudy American Wheat beer. Good lacing.

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Photo of juzy
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Well, found this on tap at the Alaska State Fair. Not in the beer garden where one might expect, but at the SBS Woodlot, where they hold the lumberjack shows and where we were entertained by a Beatles tribute band before the Taget-sponsored fireworks.

My only other choices were Fosters, Bud, Miller, etc.

So Alaskan Wit it was.

Served in a plastic pint cup, pale, hazy gold with a thin white head. But the cup was plum full!

The aroma is light. A bit of spice, some faint signs of orange peel, a hint of grass.

I thought the taste was just a bit above average. It was crisp, very clean, citrousy and just slightly sweet. A light touch of wheat. Beer was a little too cold to really get a good representation of the flavors, IMO..may have to try this again where I can get a slightly warmer pint.

The mouthfeel seemed average for a witbier. Light, nicely carbonated, body was medium-light.

Very drinkable, I think I had 2 or 3 more before the night was over.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Alaskan Witbier (Rough Draft Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 6 ratings