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
Ratings:
741
Reviews:
179
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
178
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in Colorado. No bottle date.

I got two fingers of near white head. This was very effervescent. The body is a muted yellow with some sediment floating around. When the head dies, it really dies. No lace on this beer.

I smell crackery wheat and yeast up front. Light scent of oranges comes in with spices. Coriander as it warms.

This beer opens with crackery wheat and spices. The spices pervade the entire taste. Yeast joins and transitions into orange peel and a hint of apricot.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It is well carbonated and leaves a little film on the tongue. It is refreshing with a slightly dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Auraan
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow with a two finger white head. Standard for the style. Scents of coriander, yeast, wheat malt and slight orange peel. Again, nothing fantastic and stand out, but true to style. Flavors of coriander, wheat bread, slight citrus flavors with a moderate hop bitterness and a dry finish. Quite nice, again true to style, very refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Quite easy to drink. A good, but not spectacular, example of a witbier. Better than Hoegaarden and Blue Moon, not as good as Allagash White. Still worth having at least once.

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of KFBR392
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: light foamy head on the pour which dissipated quickly. Very active carbonation to begin with and was very present throughout. Golden color, more on the yellow side.

Smell: really had to dig to get anything out of it. Some light breads malt. Bananas and some leafy greens. The hop presence was extremely light. The malt is refreshing but I could use more.

Taste: the high carbonation level hits right away. Pale malt with some slightly sour hops hits toward the middle of the beer. Again the banana and leafy flavors pop up. The finish is moderately dry but does not have any potent aftertastes.

Mouthfeel: pretty regular. Nothing really memorable.

Overall: an average beer. The malty accents are probably the highlight. Light and refreshing. Nothing to go out of your way for though

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is moderate. Has a wheat aroma with banana; maybe some orange peel. Seems a little on the stale or ripened side. Upon sipping, you get a wheaty, bready taste, followed by a more spicy, maybe cinnamon, banana flavor. Slightly bitter. More of a mild banana aftertaste but not much substance.

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Photo of hochief
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good pour with out too much head and not much lacing, great looking gold cloudy color is fully backed by this beers taste, light crisp and delish. It has a good clean after taste. I would certainly recommend this wheat style ale.

This was my first review, I apologize for its shittyness.

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4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12 oz bottle...poured in Great Lakes tulip glass.
Pours a clear gold with small head and minimal lace.
Aroma of bread dough, coriander, sweet malt.
Significant carbonation and moderate mouthfeel.
Flavors of sweet malts, herbal medley, rosemary water, lemongrass. Overall flavorful with some body and complexity, but light on the overall malts, hops and alcohol. Tasty session or hot day brew.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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