alliance100 (841) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a deep reddish amber . Strong malt aroma with hints of herbal hops . Taste is not you average amber , bigger malt punch with a nice bitter hop balance . Very sessionable .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Very red. Slight head. See through.
S: Super malty caramel.
T: Follows the nose.
O: This is a great tasting amber. Iíve had nothing but good beers from Alaskan.
mjmoen (92) - - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Has an interesting flavor, not sure what to think of it
fidelis83 (2045) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper pour with a thin creamy to oily off white head. Aroma is caramel, toast, light nutty notes, bread crust, and hints of caramelized tree fruit. Flavor is caramel, deep toasty notes, honey roasted nuts, light lactose-like sweetness, deep floral hops, spicy hops, a hint of cooked banana, bread crust and a hint of citrus. Medium body, medium to heavy, blanketing and sharp carbonation, chewy entry, drier, but still chewy finish. Really good stuff, rich and malty and sweet, but not overly sweet. Definitely over carbonated though.
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a bottle thanks to my BinL who drove all the way to Michigan for it.
A really nice cooper colored ale with modest head much like the Dusseldorf Alt ales. A little hint of yeast makes it the better
jsnicholas (277) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (12oz drank from bottle) Did not give this a fair chance,but generally a pretty light bodied beer with mild malts and little bitterness. Easy drinking.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Nice copper amber color. Iíve 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. Itís a good beer, the type you can split a 6 pack with the wife and both enjoy it.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
*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.
rumproasts (3453) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. big sweet caramel malt. very mild hops. itís a decent, but rather boring beer.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"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 itís on sale."