Alaskan White | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan WhiteAlaskan White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
741
Reviews:
179
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
178
For Trade:
1
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of beertunes
2.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear, light yellow color, not white at all, with a lot of bright white head that quickly dissipated, leaving no lacing.

There was nothing noticeable in the aroma, certainly none the usual Wit spicieness, well below average for the style. Other than a slight wheat taste this beer was not readily identifiable as to it's supposed style.

The body was light and smooth, almost average. This beer is very drinkable, but why bother? Drink this if your only other options are the BMC suspects, otherwise avoid it.

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Photo of a2marzman83
2.2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours an almost clear yellow-orange that seems a little dark for a wit (especially one called white). White head is small, short lived and leaves little behind.

Faint wheat aroma present. Smell shows no signs of orange peal or other wit spices.

Coriander and orange peal come out in the flavor but hide behind the wheat. Crisp aftertaste with a slight metallic bite that is slightly off-putting.

Alaskan has done better to me in the past, and I won't let this one turn me off of a solid brewery, but I say pass on the Alaskan White.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of SamN
2.28/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pale yellow, slightly hazed, not very active carbonation wise, weak head. Meh.

S- Hmmm, mostly sour adjuncts from the wheat. Backdrop of faint wit spices. Sweet and sour, basically. Not bad, but definitely not great.

T- Starts off the same way it tastes, adjunct sours, moves along to encompass more traditional witbier flavors: spice and breadiness. Finishes slightly sweeter and dry.

A dull and faceless beer, nothing here stands out at all. Pretty boring and uninspired.

M- Pulls pretty smooth from glass, bubbly and light body. Standard wit mouthfeel.

D- This beer isn't all that great. Would I want to drink another one? No.

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2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a - poured a two-fingers thick white fluffy head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring. the body was a slightly hazy straw gold color.
s - citrus and coriander dominate the aroma.
t - citrus, some spice, with a syrupy extract type flavor. bleh.
m - very thin.
o - i am a fan of ABC's beers but this was a huge disappointment.

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Photo of stevoj
2.46/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Witbier is not one of my favorite styles, however, IMHO, this one isn’t that good. Extremely light aroma (which seems sour) and taste with metallic/varnish finish. Color and appearance are right, but all else falls behind it’s Belgian brethren.

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Photo of alexipa
2.47/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Yellow, clear, no head at all. This is clearly filtered, which doesn't really fit the style.

S: Some nice belgian yeast smells along with coriander. Smells pretty nice, a little too subtle.

T: If you carbonated water with orange zest and a dash of coriander, you'd get this beer. Almost no beer flavor to be had here, more like carbonated juice.

M: Thin and watery. There is nice carbonation, but that's about all for the positives.

O: Just not good. I've been working through an Alaskan 12 pack mixer and this is the worst by far. Can I trade the other one for another Amber please?!

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a light gold with some yeast settlement and thin white head. Little retention and lacing.

S: Wheat, citrus, lemon, orange peel, and coriander.

T: White bread, citrus, orange, some subtle tartness, coriander, and white grape. It surprisingly finished kinda sour.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation, not much to it.

O: Admittedly this is not a style I am particularly fond of. That being said this isn't a bad beer, it just lacks anything to make it stand out.

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2.49/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz twist off stubby.
A) Pours with a finger thick, white big bubble head that quickly settles to nothing... so now a headless beer. Clear body golden to bronze in color. Absolutely no lacing.
S) Sweet candy aroma. Subtle hints of wheat and grains. Not too aromatic overall.
T) Sweet upfront, but again like the aroma, a candy sweet. A hint of toffee and some grain notes. Earthy hops in the finish.
M) Fizzy at first but then goes flat. Light body with a dry, crisp finish.
D) Not impressed. I won't be having another one of these. Disappointing compared to quality of the other Alaskan brews I've had.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of BeerSamurai34
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a pretty "meh" beer. Nothing special at all. It is probably well done for the style, but this is such a boring beer with very little complexity. Not a bad beer for a hot day, but not great.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 741 ratings.
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