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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The name of this beer style comes from the German word “alt” meaning “old”. This refers to the aging that alts undergo since they ferment more slowly and at colder temperatures than most ales. Slow fermentation helps condition the flavors in Alaskan Amber, contributing to its overall balance and smoothness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oxide (2) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004 does not count
Had this at my brothers house. Goes down easy. Not too carbonated. Good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
Delicious beer that might take some getting used to, as the alt style isn’t for everyone. A bit dry with some hoppy essence, but also a bit wheaty and with a hint of roasted corn. Almost no head on tap, but worth trying for sure. A standard summer beer for me; excellent with a BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 24, 2004
Bottle: Red-brown colour, small head. Bitter-sweet, hints of chocolate, caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Another gift from the mother-in-law after an Alaskan cruise. The beer is a dark brownish but clear color with a medium and creamy beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is nicely malted and toasty. Medium-bodied and smooth, with malt, caramel and nut flavors in varying degrees. Light hop finish. Overall not the best Alt available but I was impressed enough that I would get it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Draft at Steamers in Ketchikan, standard, expected more from their flagship brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2004
bottled. darkish amber. very sweet aroma and flavour, raw sugar, caramel, was surprised at the lack of hop profile here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3172) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Draft, from mini keg. Good nose, Malty. Apple/grape/carmel toffee. Nice orange amber color. Fruity bitter flavors. Carmel apples come to mind. Creamy smooth mouth feel. Mild hoppiness shows up on the finish. Good beer. Had this at Sandy Beach In Juneau as part of tour on beer cruise with folks from brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
Orange amber body with smallish off white head. Sweet slightly toasty caramel in the aroma. The flavour is likewise, with a sweet maltiness supporting the caramel. Very sweet but not cloyingly so. Light but very smooth mouthfeel. My Mom went to Alaska and all I got was this tasty beer! :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Pours a copper color, with minimal head. Smells malty with a hint of hoppiness. Has a sour malty flavor. Has a lingering aftertaste that will not go away. I don't care for this too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Clear copper color with a moderate tan head. Sweet malt dominates the aroma. Hints of light fruit and mild hops. Light sweet pale malt dominate the tip of the palate. Light floral hops bitterness sweeps in quickly behind. Toffee take back the court in in the finish and shares it with some berries. A touch sweet for my kind of alt, but a very good brew non the less. Thanks to Faclonseye8 for setting me up with this one.

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