MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating out of the bottle, while I was out of the country at the gorge. Now that I know it's an altbier, it makes sense why I disliked the malt, thinking it was an American amber. Anyway, the bottle was nice and amber, the aroma was pretty metallic and malty. Taste would've been alright for an alt.
eruizgarcia (163) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deliciously balanced beer good for any occasion. Smooth with a pleasant malt sweetness. Very easy to drink.
pdx77 (929) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Slider Bar. Amber color, obviously. Aroma is sticky sweet malt, a bit syrupy. Taste is much better, with apple, caramel, sweet malt, and some grassy hops. Grassy sweet malt finish.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My priest grew up in Alaska and gets all excited about Alaskan Brewing Co. And I’ve had a few really good beers from them, too. But I was skeptical of the amber and remained so after trying it. It makes sense to see the commercial description of it being an altbier, since that explains the grassy, Germanic profile. Not very distinctive or especially enjoyable. Bottle.
pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Same label but 22 oz. Pours a clear brown. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, taste is very sweet. Not much in the way of hops that I can tell. Really not much else to say on this, just wanted to make sure to tick it here.
dbhenry (81) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not very hoppy in aroma or taste. Medium body with a soft palate. This beer is pretty good but has no great features. Generally, it is mild and easily forgotten.
Ostheboss (5) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very forgettable beer in my opinion. Goes down easy, don't notice too much flavor. There is a nice bite (not strong), and the carbonation is in the low to mid range.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MacDaddy (11) - - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking, malty amber ale. clean and refreshing, mildly hopped. A personal "go to" when not much else is available.
czar (3675) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear golden with a small white head, little retention and lacing. plain caramel, phenols - bananas, candies, fruitiness, bit of veggies, some spices. low carbonation, light body, dry herbal-grassy finish. actually much closer to an ’’amber’’.. weak alt. DP.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (Houston), 8/20/13
Aroma: This one has a light caramel nose, with some spice and fruit notes
Appearance: A dark reddish pour, with a beige head, good retention, and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, with spice notes, and almost no bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied with a creamy feel and a fairly soft carbonation
This was a solid one, but not up to the standards I have in my head for Alaskan. I wouldn’t rush out for this one again.