Alaskan White | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan WhiteAlaskan White
BA SCORE
3.45/5
767 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:
#41,422
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
767
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
187
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 187
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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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, copper-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation bubbling feeding a foamy, low profile, off-white head. Aromas of subtle coriander, orange rind, lemon zest, banana, and nutmeg. Flavors are light, sweet forward notes of banana, with subtle spice highlights of clove, coriander, and nutmeg. Decent flavors and balance, but muted. The body is light, effervesced to a crisp point, which really dulls the aftertaste, which comes out a subtle banana bread character. The finish is crisp and bubbly, with a subtle sweet linger. Easy drinker, but there are better Wits out there.

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Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a burnished gold, small head, lots of carbonation activity. Smells of pine, flowers, bananas. Taste of tropical fruit continues with a nice hop zing. Clean, refreshing.

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Photo of Cjkrab
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

Photo of BeerSamurai34
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a pretty "meh" beer. Nothing special at all. It is probably well done for the style, but this is such a boring beer with very little complexity. Not a bad beer for a hot day, but not great.

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Photo of BryantForestry
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with lots of streaming bubbles and has a slightly soapy/creamy white head.

Smells of white bread, biscuits, orange citrus, sweet malts and some spices.

The taste is a bold punch of that citrus and I could detect some hops bouncing around in the background. There is also a faint banana taste in here. Strange but also catching a taste like fresh clean water.

The mouth feel leans toward the medium side with that nice chewy feel of a classy wheat beer.

I am very impressed with this beer. There was hits on all levels with this beer. I really see this as a nice cool refreshing summer beer. And for all that I will go so far as to say it just does not matter what time of year it is, this is a very tasty and refreshing beer should you be looking for one.

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Photo of Feldpausch
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks nice, gives those hazy and bright colored yellow feels. Drops a 3/4" white head on the top. Aroma was grandma's spice rack, meh.

Taste kept the spice rack from being as heavy as in the nose, but you better be down with coriander and shit if you're gonna drink a 6 pack of this. I'm ok w/ it in small doses. But I don't want a full 12oz at a time of this.

Some orange peel to it. Well carbonated, somewhere between traditional and blue moon garnish American witbier.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this here in Texas so it may not be as fresh as they claim it should be. In any case:

(L) It had a golden amber hue with a white head, it looked pretty nice.

(A) The aroma was wheat, yeast, and some orange/citrus.

(T) The taste was also wheat, yeast, coriander, orange, but also other fruity flavors. It was overall pretty mild tasting though.

(F) Moderate carbonation and overall refreshing and crisp.

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Photo of MFMB
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had the look and the smell of a nice wit but the taste was a little off and the carbonation level was a little flatter than I would expect for this style. I'm a fan of wits and a fan of Alaskan Amber but this brew was just okay.

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Photo of Mnmich7662
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lilmikey1989
2.72/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MaxPowers
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RI1117
4.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 767 ratings
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