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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
From a bottle pours a nice light brown with a tinge of reddish hue. Aroma is primarily malt but there is a hint of something unusual with almost a woody quality to it. Flavor is primarily sweet malt with some roasted characteristics. Smooth finish with very little hops flavor. Good beer but not as flavorful as some other examples.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, toffee, iron. Appearance: dark clear amber, medium creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: medium body, slightly sticky texture, average carbonation, sweet malty taste, short finish. Overall: nice Altbier, quite a nice sweet taste. Bottle from Drinks of the World Bern HB, Switzerland.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Mild malt aroma. Well balanced taste with hop flavor in the middle and more malt in the finish. Mildly bitter. Easy drinking. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a rich amber. Aroma is malt and honey. Taste is malt, honey, light fruits. Drinkable but not too memorable.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ohpooratlas (16) - USA - APR 10, 2014
Though the visual appearance and aroma were average (subtle malty aroma with hints of citrus), the beer was very flat and watery on the palate and the taste was much more of the same.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (25) - California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Very nice look. Good head and great color. Smell doesn't live up to appearance. Not a bad smell, but way too light for an amber. Beer goes down smooth and has a great taste. Not overpowering, but a good mixture making a very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Not bad... reminds me of total cereal. It’s got that sort of brand mineral taste. The aroma is way off. Other than that it’s pretty non offensive and drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
On tap at happy hour. Looks like a standard amber ale; meager head retention.

Mild aroma leads to a malt-forward, boring, bland experience on the palate. How is this different from any other mass-produced disappointment?

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (183) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours dark copper, brief lacy white head. Mostly a good thirst quencher, with just enough malt to make it interesting. A creamy palate, slightly sweet. A good alternative session beer for those who avoid hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (71) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Nice amber color with a small tan head. Smell is sweet malt. Taste is caramel with a slight hop taste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (920) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
August 12th, 2012 - Apparently all my introductory Alaskan Brewery beers are the plain and boring brews that earn the company its money, and consequently, it’s experimentation budget. I can’t unfairly begrudge a brewery for balancing the books and making sure there’s enough discretionary funding left over to power the laboratories and pay the wages of the mad scientists and brewers who work there, but oftentimes the moneymaker beers are pretty insipid. Alaskan’s Amber is less exciting than some of the beers with flair coming out of their brewery, but it’s a bit better than your average core amber brew. I didn’t have much of an opportunity to take in the nose, but the flavor is rich with apple, cotton candy, and a touch and delicately added bit of clove. The malt character is darker, and slightly richer, than what I was expecting, lending this brew a luxurious flavor layer without being over cloying or oversweetened. This could be a decent opening to a brewery centered tasting - sweet, mild, and whets the appetite for more Alaskan born beers.


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