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RATINGS: 1136   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Extremely mellow and quite good. Some mild bitterness towards the end, but well balanced in hoppiness. Very drinkable. Thanks to harlequinn for this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drywallman (335) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Most significant was the 'full' sweet malt burst at the beginning, which cleanly subsided. This was followed by a gradual bittering (grassy)hop build up and a clean non bitey finish. Probably drank 8-10 of these during my recent fishing trip in W

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Nice amber color,small fast fading off white head.Malty,sweet aroma,Malty taste slight bitter side mildly hopped with a malt after taste and faint hops in the after taste as well.The alcohol seems to peek through from time to time in the taste and faintly in the going down a slight burn.Still a fairly good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 On tap at airport bar in Seattle...Malty nose, thin bodied with a small hop bite at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Nice malty aroma, slightly sweet. Light bitter hops. Smells like an altbier. Coppery clear with light tan head that dissipates quickly. Medium body with light-med carb - smooth drinking. Muted maltiness up front & a bit of sweetness. Gives way to mild nutty bitter finish and after. Dry and refreshing. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5878) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 Rerate Had again up in Alaska - much fresher and it is a style I am really beginning to appreciate with is subtleness and sweet bitterness Original 3.5Had on tap at the Copper Sky Grill in Seattle. Has a pleasant, sparkly light copper appearance with a decent off white head with a wee bit of lacing. No real noticeable aroma. Has a bit of an sweet caramel flavor to it - very drinkable. One of the best Alts I have had. Loses a bit of its luster near the end however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Poured with a beige, rocky head that dissapated into a thin layer after a minute. Deep reddish-amber color. Noticable spicy-citrusy hop bouquet and flavor with a mellow bitterness (Cascade?). Malty-caramelly nose with a hint of toasted grain; subtle alcohol. Medium bodied with a very slight astringency mid-palate to finish. Flavor starts with a malt sweetness that follows all the way to the finish; esters (fruitiness) emerge mid-palate and finishes with toasty notes and a yeasty-bready aftertaste. A nicely balanced brew; flavorful yet easy drinking and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (510) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2003
A souvenir brought back by a friend from his Alaska vacation. Poured a pure amber color, had a rapidly diminishing white head. Citrus and a slight alcohol aroma. Slightly hoppy, sour flavor with plenty of malt to balance it off. I definitely enjoyed this, though I found the Summer Ale to be a bit more tasty. The Alaskan Brewing Company hasn't let me down yet!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Calm malt aroma with metallic hop nose. Hazy amber appearance with normal head and lacing. Herbal hop flavor with citrus notes detectable. Easy drinking, slightly sour and bitter. Overall a good Altbier, but lacking a little hops that are common with these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
A great color with orange and bronze. It had a nice balance of maltiness and friuty flavors. It does become more sweet as it warms. This beer is a good but not great investment.

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