Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Alaskan White | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Alaskan WhiteAlaskan White
BA SCORE
3.45/5
Okay
772 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,847
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
772
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
192
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
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

 151 characters

Photo of Mkrobinson
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

 884 characters

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -13%
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.

 172 characters

Photo of MidloRapid
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

 205 characters

Photo of LT630
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

 269 characters

Photo of Wit123
2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boring, hardly any flavor, felt bloated afterwards. Won't buy again.

69 characters

Photo of Try-em-all
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow in color, light head on the pour, subtle, almost non-existent scent, taste is fair, light citrus, but not too spectacular

134 characters

Photo of casapy
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden color, almost white. The head is white, but minimal when poured from the tap. The nose is non existent. I get nothing from it. The taste is, well, minimal. There's just a slight citrus flavor. The feel is more watery. I don't know about this beer. It is ok, but not more.

 292 characters

Photo of wilfonzo
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WDJersey
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

 474 characters

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice spicy white with a slight honey and coriander lacing.

60 characters

Photo of Trboley
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a long-stemmed stemmed tulip glass. Hazy pale yellow with a tinge of orange and a brilliant white head that settles rather quickly. Aromas and flavors typical of a Belgian-style witbier, though somewhat understated. Coriander and orange zest up front, with hints of clove on the finish. Light sweetness, medium-light in body with some lingering spice on the front of the tongue. Overall, a pretty solid witbier.

 444 characters

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks opaque ish amber yellow. Great lacing.

Smells floral. Smells a little funky.

Tastes mildly spicy, I'm picking up coriander.

Feels full bodied. Good carbonation.

 169 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 772 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.