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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brentv (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
On draught. Pours red with a fine creamy head. Aroma is light caramel. Taste is dry, slight caramel, little hops. Thin mouthfeel.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (649) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: The body has a very beautiful deep amber color with good clarity and lively carbonation flowing up the center of the glass. The quick pour made only a modest one finger tall head. This head was light tan in color and quick fading. This made for no lacing at all. Smell: The aroma is very inviting surprisingly fruity. It brings notes of dark bready maltiness with dark fruit, dark cherries, plums and apple peels. Taste / Palate: First up is a medium body mix of bready sweet maltiness blending with the same dark fruit notes from the the aroma. The finish adds notes of roasted almond and a mild balance of earthy dryness from hops. The palate feels smooth and somewhat slick.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mibeersnob (46) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Nice pouring ale. Rich amber, creamy head - two finger. Good aroma - toasty, grassy. Light taste, easy to drink. Light-medium bitterness, hops just come through. Smooth drinking, alcohol does not come through. Easy to drink a lot of.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate toffee, lighter caramel, roasted nuts, and a touch of fruit. It pours a transparent amber with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate sweet toffee, caramel, and a hint of brown sugar. The finish has light roasted nuts, toasty notes, and a hint of fruit. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
winto (15) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
nose: cream soda, earth, toffee, palate: soft and sweet but complex. substantial carbonic acid adds a welcome edge and the texture is oily and creamy. tastes slightly smoky, malty, again cream soda but nutty and about half as sweet. superb! finish is all grainy and adds a dimension to finish this quite perfectly if you ask me.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Herbicles69 (49) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From bottle poured into a pint glass purchased in Denver. I don't know. I guess what you would expect out of a craft amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lunchbox582 (24) - St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap, Butter Run Saloon, St. Clair Shores, MI. Not bad for a style that can pretty much be anything you want it to be. Easy to drink. Not a bad aftertaste on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2572) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/21/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice altbier style. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (647) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Taster at Aces and Ales. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma has a mild fuityness. A malty beer with a bit of bright citrus and mild earth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
dklein7 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
A great steady beer right from the bottle. Find it anywhere. Always good. Dont know if it’s really from Alaska, but hey did a good job on this malty amber.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1154) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear brown brew with tan head. Aroma of caramel and mild hps. Taste is sweet caramel, light toast, low hop profile; a sour grassy taste from mid swallow on. Ends sweet. Average palate. Reminds me of other alts and old ales and it is a style that offers little room for flare. An OK brew.


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