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RATINGS: 1123   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Nice clear dark amber pour with a somewhat smallish light cream-color head. Malty aroma of caramel and biscuit. Flavor is predominantly malt, but not overly sweet. Mostly bready malt with some caramel sweetness and just a touch of nuttiness. Light mouthfeel and just a slightly dry finish. Not terribly complex, but quite easy drinking.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
On tap. Was on a vacation and didn’t take notes. Only rated the beer and enjoyed the time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (92) - Minneapolis, - NOV 23, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Nice copper amber color. I’ve had these before on draft and bottle. Splitting a bottle with the wife tonight. Very drinkable, get some malt and light caramel, light spice. Nothing over powering but plenty of taste and go down smooth. Goes well with most any kind of food. It’s a good beer, the type you can split a 6 pack with the wife and both enjoy it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (753) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Hello Alaska! Draft--nice deep amber color with a light beige head that left lacing. Aroma was tough to detect with outside seating, seemed to be of bread and light caramel. The taste was light caramel and malt with hop on the finish. A little thinner than expected, but not bad. West End Pub, Houston.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 25, 2014
*Reviewed On: (7/2/14): *Glassware: Nonic Pint *Serving: 12 oz *Aroma: caramel, bread, light floral hops *Appearance: Amber brown color with three fingers of off-white head. The head receded instantly, like it does when you pour a soda. No lacing was left on the glass after finishing the beer. *Taste: sweet caramel malt upfront, bread/cracker in the middle, and finishes with a mild floral hop bite. *Palate: Light-medium body, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation on the tongue. Finishes wet, w/ a mild bitterness. *Overall: A boring and dull beer, that is really nothing special. It lacks flavor and complexity. It tastes pretty bland, and makes me not be in any hurry to get it again anytime soon. I do not know, maybe I got an old bottle. I will try and re-review it again if I get a fresher bottle in the future.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. big sweet caramel malt. very mild hops. it’s a decent, but rather boring beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this is an old standby. always pretty good, never great. nicely balanced, malty brew, with just enough hops to take notice. just about on par with full sail. get it if it’s on sale."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 12 oz bottle served in a Lager glass. A: Pours a beautiful an absolutely clear copper color forming a small, thin bubbled and creamy beige head. Medium retention and no lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains on the top for a long time S: Strong notes of caramel in the nose. Caramel malts, Munich malts. Crispy and bready but a little bit fruity as well. Notes of honey and raisins. Light flowery hops T: Slightly sweet and toffee upfront. Some notes of caramel, crystal and Munich malts. In overall, a slightly sweet and bready taste which is a bit fruity as well. Reminds a Vienna Lager. More to a Lager than to an Ale, IMHO. Very mild hoppy bitterness in the end M: Light, smooth and a bit molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Caramel and sweet malts in the aftertaste O: Good drinkability. A bit too sweet. Nevertheless, quite pleasant, smooth and easy drinking. Recommended [ BA Review @ 4/25/2014 ]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (969) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Drinks of the World, Ginebra. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, caramelo, afrutado, muy ligeramente a levadura.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a crystal clear amber-stained wood color with a fair beige head that settles to a thick film and leaves some touches of soapy lace. Nose involves cherry, date bread, some toasted malt, some green herbal hops, some crusty bread dough. Decently sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium to light body, creamy, fluffy, decent action, finishing toasty, fruity, and dry. Cool brew. In some ways, kind of average with a somewhat muted nose and milder flavor, but in other ways it has some nice character, especially on the palate. Over all, it’s quite enjoyable, priced right, and I would grab more next time I’m in MIchigan.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
Really good beer, perfect for the style of Alt. Rich amber color good malty brew, and finishes dry and slightly bitter from hops.


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