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RATINGS: 1179   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to sdbruboy for this unexpected bonus!! A perfect session beer, minus the fact that it is brewed clear up in Alaska and we Midwesterners have no local distributors of it! Caramel and hoppy aroma, matched the taste. Balanced and refreshing. I’m still pissed at my friends for "accidentally" drinking my Alaskan Xmas beer last year!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
Nice amber colour with a thin white head. Spicy aroma with some caramel malt with a vegetal and faint berry aroma. Crisp finish and seemed like a great session beer. Was served to me a bit too-cold and I did’t have time to warm it up. Can’t complain though since I got it for free when someone rang the bell in Haines, AK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2004
This is rich and creamy. Nice malt/hop balance. Roasted malt, carmel, toffee and nutty flavors. This is really good. Has a nice fresh baked bread quality about it. Overall, delicious indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2004
It’s every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. Hoppy, smooth warmer upper that is great. Again Buck Dich is my personal saviour!!! I’m very pleased with this trade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 on tap: looked just like the picture to the left, however i dont think the head was that nice? served way too cold, killing what little nose and flavor this beer has. slightly hop nose and same slight hop/malt flavors. much like a fat tire. but maybe a notch above. somewhat thin. easy to drink and refreshing. expected a little more from this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Sampled poolside, Sqway Valley Ski Resort May 2nd, 2004. 75 degrees in the shade. This beer has more flavor than in many ’amber’ beers. No head and non dimemo aftertaste are almost made up by the carmel apple maltiness of this brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
Alright, what's the difference between and altbier and a bock? Malty and fruity with a slightly sour finish. Good enough that I ordered a second, but more out of lack of selection. Thought this was a bock (similiar but not as good as Dead Man's).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 13, 2004
Pours a deep amber with a really nice head. Aromas are nutty and sweet with some anise in the background. A good firm body with some nice mild noble hop flavor. Great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2004
Deep amber hue with fizzy off-white disappearing head and no lace. The aroma has a large sweet caramel tone along with hazelnut, buttered biscuit, floral hops, and barnyard yeast esters. The taste starts with a plum like fruity tone and those sweet malts detected on the nose. A nice bitterness shines through more towards the midsection. Nutty and sweet final finish. The mouthfeel is moderately full and lively. An above average Amber Ale. If you like caramel malts, you will like this beer. Thanks JSquire for the brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 If i moved to alaska it would probably be because of this beer. Very good taste, and it is smooth. First beer i have had from alaskan brewing company and want more.

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