Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve been hearing about Alaskan Amber for ages. It seems to be the "Fat Tire" of the Northwest. Lets see if the rumors are true.
Very pleasant mulched apple aroma covering grapes, toasted grain and sweet malts.
This is a very good Alt. The fruitiness comes abound first. It’s all over the palate and oh so pleasant. Caramel and sweet malts next. The finish makes you know it’s an Alt beer. It’s crisp, clean, dry and nutty. The hops are minimal but balance this beer well.
I’m very surprised with this offering. Nice stuff.
oxide (2) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at my brothers house. Goes down easy. Not too carbonated. Good taste.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ghawener (1476) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Red-brown colour, small head. Bitter-sweet, hints of chocolate, caramel and coffee.
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Steamers in Ketchikan, standard, expected more from their flagship brew.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled. darkish amber. very sweet aroma and flavour, raw sugar, caramel, was surprised at the lack of hop profile here
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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! :)
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.