IEBAILI (126) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
jhwarfield (125) - USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a slightly fluffy white head, that disipates quickly. Hints of hops and modest carbonation. Very quaffable.
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed this one. Nice amber. Not crazy exciting, but still worth trying. I had it bottled.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of the best beers i have tasted. defintely keeps me coming back when i want something other than a stout.
teromous (119) - - SEP 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby colored, rather than amber.
Aroma of toffee, banana + white grape fruits, sour hops. Sweet, doughy malts.
Taste of white wine + nuts up front, pastry and carmel lighlty toasted malty mid, toffee. Finish is metalic and lackluster.
Palate is overcarbonated for my tongue.
It’s drinkable, I’ve just played it out I guess.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very good beer, don’t get me wrong. However, this is a beer that I liked a lot more before I sat down to rate it. I think that this might be a very good beer that is nonetheless overhyped. (For an excellent beer that lives up to the hype, try their smoked porter.)
Alaskan Amber pours red-orange with a small tan head which dissipates quickly.
If you like malty beer, you’ll be very happy with this alt. After the pour I thought I’d opened a bag of walnuts. The aroma is nutty, toasted cereal with a detectable herbal hop aroma.
The beer is medium bodied and chewy, and very appetizing. Drink this at your next cookout and you won’t be disappointed.