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:
#42,507
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
776
pDev:
13.62%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
195
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Ratings: 776 |  Reviews: 189
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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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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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 776 ratings
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