Alaskan White | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#43,670
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
784
pDev:
13.58%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beautiful bright golden body is clouded slightly by some streams of what look like smoke, slowly slithering around in the liquid. The white foam above is unimpressive, and puts up no effort to remain.

Full of fresh wheat and a little pop of lemongrass, this smells very refreshing. A bit of a tart, or an acidic aroma follows with a lovely orange blossom finish.

There's no shortage of classic Wit flavors here. Coriander, lemon, orange peel. A hefty wheat punch comes in right before a long lasting white pepper finish.

I had forgotten how this style truly is one of the top in the thirst quenching family tree. It's nothing fancy, yet it's flavors say otherwise. It's light, and crisp, and though it shows no overwhelming signs of bitter or sweet, it's perfectly balanced. The slightest tart push just makes it all too easy to take one refreshing sip after the next.

Overall, a good Wit. It lacks Al little of that traditional Belgian signature, but it's an easy drinker especially on a warm day like today. One that most mom's might even enjoy, but not mine because this beer has what she likes to call, "That 'beer' taste."

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Photo of kinmundy77
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foxman27
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bv51
4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.22/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Crisp beer, nothing special but not bad

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Photo of jbehlar
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.19/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pee taste, lt banana and clove.

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Photo of Jimbo-59
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great crisp beer - love it!!

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MeIquiades
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wish I could find it in a 6pack! Keep buying the variety 12 in Hood River! This is a simple beer executed really well and is great to drink with dinner

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Photo of Mkrobinson
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This wit pours a clear amber
tinged golden color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a
thick ring, thin light layer, and leaves nice light sudsy lacing. Nose of
subtle grain notes, subtle orange, and light spice. Flavors follow
the nose with a light orange zest and more grain than wheat note
with a touch of honey and an herbal hop zing at the rear. Decent
body----medium light mouth feel, medium carbonation, and a light
herbal finish. A touch on the watery side.

Let this one warm and it does lightly improve, but still I would in a blind
taste test choose a Blue Moon over this

Overall, while I am more than pleased to enjoy the Alaskan beers
that are making their way here this one is not on par with their
other ales that are fantastic. A painful review for a brewery I am
very fond of and desire to visit some day.

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Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a nice golden color with a big white soapy head, There is some lacing left in the glass. This beer is only average and it tasted a little watery and boring.

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Photo of MidloRapid
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazed yellow with small white head. Aroma is lightly spiced wheat and a touch of lemon zest. Flavor is slightly sweet wheat with a touch of coriander. Not bad for what it is.

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Photo of LT630
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy light amber, with a finger of white foam that lasts. Mild lacing. The aroma is coriander, minor citrus, and doughy. Flavor, bready/doughy, wheaty, coriander, and a little lemon and orange. Good, full carbonation, medium thin body, fairly dry. Overall, it's fine.

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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 784 ratings