Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #205
Ranked #23,929
3.64 | pDev: 8.52%
Monday at 02:06 AM
Feb 16, 2022
A traditional Czech Pilsner brewed with glacier-fed water.
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Rated: 3.81 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Monday at 02:06 AM
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best by 8.19.23

Purchased from the grocer for about $2

Poured at fridge temp into a pokal Pils glass

Pours clean and clear golden straw. Generous if not aggressive foamy top. Excellent lacing trail behind and sturdy retention. 4.25

Sweet grassy aroma, some cracker and biscuit. Simple but I think it smells great. Perhaps a touch of earthy hops as well I noticed as it warms up. 4

Lightly floral but mostly earthy hop bite, grassy grains, crisp cracker, and sweet honey. 4

Light and thin, just enough sharp carbo bite and residual hoppy aftertaste.4

Overall this is absolutely going to be a regular for me going forward, and the stovepipe was the perfect format to enjoy it. Really a good hoppy Pils, even out of date. 4
Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
(12 oz can, best by 102923; purchased single off shelf at Happy Harry's in Fargo yesterday... poured into a Busch pint)

Clear, yellow-gold liquid; tight, but active, uniformly cropped foam stand; foam breaks up, laces in random nuggets... maybe it smells good? its intensity and expression are nearly mute to my senses right now... ok, huh, that's different and unexpected; this tastes more like a German pils, if any type of Pilsner, or maybe a Pils attempt by a mega macro US corp; second sip, now flavors leap out more, like honey-lemon drop, cracked black pepper, mashed dandelion petals, bit of pancake in the back; that's all I got... kind of crisp and dry, with a perfect measure of spicy warmth in the aft; maybe a touch oily, lipsmacky

this has curiously, starkly dull expression for something that clearly has some decent flavors to offer; really, this is just an American lager that wants to be Czech (2181)
Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 3.64 by LukeB from Virginia

Jul 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into pint

Pours clear yellow with a one finger foamy white head that has great retention. Smells of cracker malt, honey, bread dough, a hint of floral hop. Tastes of toasted cracker malt, bread crust, peppery and floral hops. Light body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish
Jun 14, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 14, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by fflopps from Iowa

May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention fading slowly and leaving a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a grainy and doughy smell mixed with some sweet caramel and corn aromas. Along with these smells comes a touch of herb and a little bit of hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and corn malt flavor mixed with some bready and doughy flavors. At the same time there is a bit of graininess, which gets stronger as the taste moves forward. At the same time there is a touch of herbal hop that joins in. As the taste advances forward the sweet gets lighter, while the grain gets stronger, leaving one with a moderately sweet and more grainy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is medium to slightly thicker for a beer of its abv. and style with a carbonation that is moderate. A higher carbonation and lower body may have been slightly better for the flavors, but all said, the feel was pretty decent.
Overall – A slightly sweeter and less crisp pilsner, but one with a rather sizable flavor for a 4.8 % brew.
Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 3.64 by evergreen_machine from Washington

Apr 14, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 3.51 by rexdeopp from Texas

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 2.9 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Oct 18, 2022
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by TreyJ88

Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by texasAUtiger from Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beautiful clear golden with lots of tiny bubbles, decent head and lacing. Classic crisp pilsner taste with slightly less carbonation that other Czech pilsners I've had. Pairs wonderfully with a wide variety of food or by itself. This is a refreshing, go-to summertime beer for me.
Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Slightly hazy golden appearance with carbonation bubbles clinging to the glass. Finger and a half of white head slowly dropping down. Nice glass lacing as well.

Smells like crackers and lemon in the background. Very faint odors. Kind of hard to pick out.

Taste is lemon lager and that dry cracker. On the back end is some grassy notes followed by a bitter finish at the back end.

Mouth feel is comes on a bit medium up front. Than the carbonation dances the beer around the tounge in the middle of the mouth to a lighter side. Than the finish. The finish is pretty bitter and yet crisp.

Overall this is a good beer. Just does what it is supposed to do. Give you a beer. If you like the Pilsner style. this should fit.. A very good lager that would pair well with a lot of food, this is it. I could see popping a few of these on a hot summer day and at 4.8% ABV no problem. You shouldn't get into a problem zone and you would be well refreshed. Well Cheers to all my BA crew that makes all this possible!
Aug 02, 2022
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