Alaskan White | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alaskan White Ale has a soft, slightly sweet base with the unique spice aroma of coriander and crisp, citrus finish of orange peel. A light and effervescent body combined with the smooth palate creates a complex and delicate beer that is deliciously refreshing in any season.

Added by bkilpatr on 04-11-2009

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of AndrewRoss
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of bell316
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Westonheikkila
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Jimbo-59
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great crisp beer - love it!!

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Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of vinci528
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer. Anytime out west, I try to find a sixer of this. One of my all time favorite beers. The spices perfectly compliment the white ale. Had it straight from the brewery and was even better than the bottle

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Photo of ssjkyle
4.67/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bighuge
4.54/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky, pale yellow. Thin white head. Lacing is moderate. Aroma is very fragrant and fresh. Great corriander notes with a little orange zest coming through as well. Flavor is very well received. Nice wheat base with great spicing accenting. Freshly crushed corriander, lemon, orange... Very refreshing a flavorful. One of the better wits I've run across. Lingering dryness begs another sip. Moderate to moderately high carbonation. Great wit.

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Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChaseBeer
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of sami
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of forestkcary
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of ejmereen
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of jjhardy12
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of KC9LDB
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of tigg924
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, bright yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is orange, coriander, and clove. Light bodied, high carbonation, and sweet. I do not consider myself a witbier expert. Often they all blend into one taste pattern that I will drink one of and then move on. Yet this was a vacation go to beer. Had several of these as the taste was both complex and refreshing. One of my favorite domestic examples of the style. This is an all day beer for me in a ho hum style.

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Photo of MaddoJay
4.42/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weemehdi
4.41/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite white beer

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Photo of bkilpatr
4.39/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 04/10/09.

Pours a mostly clear golden color with about a finger of soft whitish head. The head quickly disappeared to almost nothing, poor retention. Aroma is citrusy and spicy, with orange, lemon, and coriander.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Sweet up front with lots of wheat and citrus flavor. Orange peel and zesty lemon are prominent, as is a good amount of coriander and light pepper. The finish is slightly tart with an herbal hop presence. Very tasty with a great spice character.

Feel is very good. Plenty of carbonation helps to create a smooth and light-medium body. The finish is nice and dry. Drinkability is great. I couldn't put my glass down. The low ABV almost makes it sessionable.

Overall, a very good witbier. Very tasty and refreshing for a warm day. Definitely give this one a try.

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Photo of RI1117
4.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBobber
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with lots of streaming bubbles and has a slightly soapy/creamy white head.

Smells of white bread, biscuits, orange citrus, sweet malts and some spices.

The taste is a bold punch of that citrus and I could detect some hops bouncing around in the background. There is also a faint banana taste in here. Strange but also catching a taste like fresh clean water.

The mouth feel leans toward the medium side with that nice chewy feel of a classy wheat beer.

I am very impressed with this beer. There was hits on all levels with this beer. I really see this as a nice cool refreshing summer beer. And for all that I will go so far as to say it just does not matter what time of year it is, this is a very tasty and refreshing beer should you be looking for one.

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4.3/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Murky golden orange with lots of bubbles and a little bit of particles floating around. Good two finger white head that has good retention and lacing.

Smell: Strong scent of coriander spice and oranges with wheat and a little bit of lemon. Also has hints of coconut, banana and other fruits.

Taste: A sweet and spicy mix of oranges, coriander, lemon, and wheat is followed by a strong kick of coconut with a little banana. The coconut adds a tasty and interesting balance in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall: A very tasty and interesting take on a Witbier. I really like the coconut finish. It makes this beer stand out to me among other American versions of this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of PintOh1759
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Hands down my favorite White Ale.

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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 777 ratings
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