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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:
#42,156
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
772
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap during Thursday Night Football at the Fiesta sports book.

I had never heard of this brand before, this was a blind request. Until checking in here I had no idea this was a wheat beer - I thought it was Alaskan's attempt at a North American macrobrew. More quality than an NA macro, though with little pretty lacing and no purity of opacity.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Massive, dense and persistent snow-white head adorns a hazy golden brown body. Profuse and minute bubbles drift lazily to the surface. Thick tidemarks ring the glass walls.

Aroma: Malted wheat dominates the aroma, and decent portions of coriander and range peel are notable as well.

Taste: Opens with strong malted wheat, soon followed by coriander and orange rind, the former being more notable. AS the taste progresses, the wheat malt dominates. Late in the taste, a modest herbal hop bitterness appears, bringing the taste to a graceful close. The hop bitterness, while slight, lingers on past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full, with a burst of mildly stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasing example of the Witbier style.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle, sealed with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up little head which also has very little retention. The head is an off-white with hints of yellow while the body is a hazy and dull straw/pale amber which appears as a lemon yellow/golden straw when held up to the light.

Nose- Smells strongly of bananas, followed by coriander then lemons. Banana is a little generic. It is really the only note that I get from the glass. Kind of boring but well rounded. Faint cloves as well. Swirling shows a richer, more natural banana.

Taste- Fairly reflective of the nose and starts off with a banana which doesn't have as much presence as it did on the nose. Coriander is weaker but cloves show themselves stronger. Not much else at the moment. One big problem to the flavor profile is that it all seems a bit thin. Slight floral character but other notes are starting to fade already. Lemon notes start to grown but are a bit piercing. Wheat and some grain. Not bad at all but lacks presence. Maybe a tiny bit of tomato sweetness. Average to above average beer.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with light carbonation. Somewhat smooth and creamy. Slightly dry finish.

Drinkability- Very easy to drink but just doesn't have many dimensions to it. Pretty average craft beer price.

Overall- Average to above average. A thin representation of the style but otherwise true. It's not a bad beer at all so I would give it a try. Just don't expect much.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance: The body has a heavy haze and a peach color with a light white head on top. The head is small and fades quickly making some slick lacing.

Smell: I get a nice lemony citrus along with some spicy close and orange rind over light wheat notes.

Taste/Palate: There is a big spicy clove and sweet lemony/orange presence up front with light wheat notes backing it up. I also get a slight astringent note and some pale hop bitterness on the back end. This all comes in a smooth feeling medium bodied package

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 772 ratings
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