Alaskan White | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan WhiteAlaskan White
BA SCORE
27.2%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 764 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:
#41,047
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
764
Liked:
208
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
13.33%
Alströms:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
185
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 764 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of Lorgeous
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy honey color. Smells of white wine and coriander with a flat overhang. Tastes like a lemon flavored coors light with a bit of malt. Decently carbonated but lacks a distinct leftover.

= A basic wheat ale with not much to write home about. Way too sour for my liking.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another two dollar find at Vintage Estate.
Pours a very deep orange color with a 1/2 inch of froth that seems to fizz out rather quickly. Smell is nice tons of coriander and spices but not very yeasty. taste is decent enough fruity and spiced with some orange and lemon peel/ Hay notes. Easy to drink at 5% not very watery.
Not that great to me it lacks any body for the style. Even a smidge less balanced than Shock Top.

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Photo of Deano_53
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANiklaus
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a semi-hazy straw color with a white head, no retention, lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom, looks thin.

A: Subtle aromas of hay, grass, citrus, coriander and spice, not much going on here.

T: Subtle notes of lemon citrus rind, coriander, spice, light touch of bitterness, finish has lemon peel.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Not sure if this really should be a witbier because it lacks that Belgian yeast characteristics, very easy to drink, light bodied, and light bitterness.

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Photo of liam_mcnulty
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good spice Witbier, fading head.

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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 BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abanerji
2.52/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an amber, near golden colour with slight coriander aroma, nothing too strong.

This is an alright beer, with a little bit of spice and slight pleasently bitter aftertaste. The promised coriander taste was negligible, and overall I found the flavour rather bland, despite the spice. It's refreshing served chilled but lacks depth and is otherwise quite average.

Not bad, but there's a lot better out there.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.78/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of torwart94
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sirzekel
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malprep
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It sorta has a white hazy look in the amber color of the beer, It smells of a lot of spices like most sam adams beers have. The taste is also reminiscent of certain sam adams beers, I could drink this beer all night.

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Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleMan66
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a dark golden with with a white head. Drinkable, but not a great beer. I don't really taste malt or hops, just coriander. Not my thing. The only beer by this brewing company that I haven't liked.

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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 27.2% out of 100 with 764 ratings
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