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RATINGS: 1184   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11715) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Many thanks to chadzter for bringing this back from AK. Pours a very bubbly amber with copper tones, a medium sized frothy and foamy head, lined lacing. Aroma is yeast (sweat, dough), malt (straw, grain, meal) and grass, flowers, earth. Medium sweet caramel malt and grainy meal flavor, grassy yeast, fizzy and spicy hops, mild bitterness and acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy-spicy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2013
from Drinks of the World, Bern - cloudy amber brown beer with no foam left; aroma of caramel and red fruits marmalade; chewy and lively palate; medium-bodied, earthy bitterness and a quite long fruity and caramelish aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle from my Secret Santa. Thanks! Copper-tinged red w/ a medium head. Biig malt aroma with spicy hops, dark fruits and toffee. Delicate tea and grain taste that finishes with a caramel sweetness. Subtle off flavors (ammonia, chlorine). Smooth, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, and a some toasted nuts. Tastes of toffee, toasted nuts, and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Frontier
Date: 10/12/1996
Source: Brewfest, Newport, OR

dark brown, whispy head, sweet malt aroma with just a hint of chocolate, lots of chocolate flavor, some other malt sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> Date: 04/15/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark amber, wispy beige head, dry dark caramel malt aroma with light floral hops, dry caramel malt flavor with light earthy hops, only a slight touch of sweetness from the caramel that gets richer as it warms

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Good beer. I had this while I was out west(Oregon or Wash) and liked it. Well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Not a good rendition of an altbier. It has an annoying bubblegum off-taste. Alaskan needs to bring better beers to WI.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
A serviceable amber, passable beer. Enjoyed on tap at The Yard House, Scottsdale. A little sourness, which also gave it an edgy drinkability. A bit amber, a little lace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10633) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2009
355ml bottle from the USA bar, Bières Sans Frontières. Shared with Finn H. Nice label design. Off-white, lacing-head. Clear, amber body. Smell of dried fruits. Jam-like flavour with apricot added by a malty touch. Quite well bodied and rounded on the swallow (GBBF, London 04.08.2009).

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