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
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#43,589
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
783
pDev:
13.62%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured from the bottle into my "Alaska White" pint glass

A - Pours a hazy gold with a slight orange hew with tons of yeast in suspension. Very little carbonation rises to the creamy, 1-finger, white head. Head dissipates quickly and is gone about a third down the glass. Leaves behind a few pitiful splotches of lacing.

S - Strong aroma of orange and cinnamon on a wheat malt background greets the nose upon opening the bottle. In the glass it almost smells like orange soda.

T - Orange sweetness and wheat malt upfront. The body is a solid blend of moderately peppy hops, orange and coriander mingling on a sweet wheat malt backbone. Orange and coriander as the beer passes over the back of the tongue fades to dry yeast, orange, coriander, light cinnamon and wheat in the finish.

M - Very light bodied and slightly watery. Carbonation seems on the low side, making the beer come off a tad flat. Extended cellering in my refrigerator my be partially to blame, but this beer isn't quite up to snuff.

I immediately regret buying the pint glass before buying the beer. Although decent enough as a heat beater, there is nothing memorable enough about this brew to entice me to purchase it again. By far the worst of the Alaskan products I have sampled, and I suspect I would go with the ubiquitous Golden, Colorado alternative before giving this another shot.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

from relatively short notes
A - mostly clear, short head dissappeared quicly
S - bubble gum, berries, juniper, light cracked grain
T - similar to the nose but a little lighter all around
M - light and smooth, although a little on the flat side
O - there is definitely some potential with this flavour mix, but it just doesn't quite go far enough to make it more than average

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tan and mostly clear with a little haze and rising bubbles, head and lacing were ok.

Nice spicy aroma, kinda bubblegum on the yeast, a little wheat to round it off.

Flavor is again nicely spiced, with coriander and white pepper notes, a good wheaty backbone and again, bubblegum.

body is light and pretty well carbonated, easy drinking.

it's not outstanding but it's a solid witbier.

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Alaskan White from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 783 ratings