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RATINGS: 1084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our flagship beer is based on a turn-of-the-century recipe that quenched the thirst of miners during the Klondike Gold Rush. Smooth and richly malty, this altbier goes well with any meal.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Clear orange-amber color, really small quickly gone head. Light malt nose. Flavor starts sweet and buttery and finishes sweet, almost too sweet. Needs a touch of hop IMHO.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Pours a deep dark clear orange color. Sweet malty aroma, rich taste that ends slightly sweet. Much better than your average amber ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
nice color with a small head that quickly dissapated. overall it was very smooth and malty. pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAY 15, 2003
(15May2003--12oz.bottle) Hmm, pretty disappointing. Thin, spongy head, mostly receding, uneven lace, limp carbonation. Deep copper color. Aromas of grape, yeast, and a pleasant, airy floral aroma. Limp body, not helped by the almost total lack of carbonation. Tangy hops, of the cheap macro-swill ilk. Starts with the nice malt profile + bubblegum of the Alaskan Winter Ale, but finishes bland. Pretty clean finish, at least.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Nice bronze body, with a light, off-white head, a pleasantly mild malt aroma, a good balance between the malt and hops, crisp and refreshing, and very smooth front to back. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Pours a glowing copper with a light eggshell head. Soft pale malty aroma. Flavor is light, semi-sweet, and earthy. This is a good altbier that is well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
Mahogany in color. Little head, malty nose. Light hops and slightly tart. Mild esters in the finish. Smooth, nothing spectacular.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
Sweet mild pine aroma.Amber bronze appearance.Sweet fruity peach,apple,banana flavors with medium hops at the finish.Like the winter it was a little too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Fairly sweet malt flavor with a fitting medium body. Very smooth. Copper color is pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
Rather sweet. I find it goes well with Seafood. I had a pint for breakfast while waiting for an early flight in Portland OR. Was nice. Pleasant sweetness on the tongue.


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