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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 A nice floral and carmelly aroma with a hint of brown sugar. The flavor compliments the smell. Sugary sweetness with a slightly numbing hop flavor. Not much of a finish that leaves your taste-buds quite quickly. The coloration is a beautiful amber color and a nice foamy head with little to nothing to complain about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Draft at Von’s Seattle. A typical amber in color -- a nice, deep russet -- and in flavor -- a good balance between sweet and bitter. A well-executed amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IEBAILI (127) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Orange-amber color with a small off white head. Weak malty aroma. Smooth, just barely sweet; hints of cherry and orange. Just a little hop bite on the mostly dry finish. Thirst quenching and pleasant, but is it really worth the effort to ship this beer all the way from Alaska? It’s nothing special and there are lots of local alternatives here, and probably where you live too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Poured from bottle, Japan. Beer was mildly chilled when drank. Weak, sweet aroma of hops and malt. Small, foamy, white head. A clean, dark brown. Not a very strong beer, but it has some definite character and a very solid flavor - I would give this beer to my wife. There is hops and malt, and neither is overpowering or truly strong. The flavor is very pleasant without being overbearing, or intense. A drinkers beer with character. There’s a very slight creaminess to it, but not at all heavy. Nice aftertaste. A great middle-of-the-road beer that will offend no one and be enjoyed by most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
drank this years ago and just had on tap, no clue it was an altbier, just thought it was a hearty amber. caramel. love seeing this in texas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a slightly fluffy white head, that disipates quickly. Hints of hops and modest carbonation. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Rediish hue dark malt aroma semi swett and dry hoopy alt flavor. The sweetness detrcats a little, after a few there was a tang lemon atertaste. Good fro one or two.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
Enjoyed this one. Nice amber. Not crazy exciting, but still worth trying. I had it bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2002
one of the best beers i have tasted. defintely keeps me coming back when i want something other than a stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (119) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle says 092614 (best before the 26 this month?) Appearance: Hazy dark ruby brown body that allows shadows through. Slim white head, and spotty lacing. Aroma: Slightly metallic and acrid. Faint caramel. Taste: Sweet caramel flavor that is very nice. A hint of alcohol in there. Palate: Light in body and moderately low carbonation. Clean finish. Overall: Pretty good beer. Nice and refreshing but not much flavor. Not one I would get excited to see on a shelf, but it was worth trying to see what beers are coming out of Alaska.

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