RateBeer
overall
47
80
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Just when you’ve had enough of winter, we release Alaskan Summer Ale in March. This traditional Kölsch beer is a great way to celebrate warmer weather and more daylight. Its crisp, clean flavor is the perfect complement for crab, halibut, salads and longer days.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brookfield254 (7) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
This beer is perhaps the best rendition of a true Kolsch style beer that I have had so far. Poured into a stange glass with a one finger white head that gives off mildly fruity aroma with hints of hops and perhaps a touch of caramel. The body is a fairly light and somewhat malty with a smooth malty and yet some lingering, but not overpowering hops in the finish. Very drinkable even out of season.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (334) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Poured into the glass with a dark yellow color and a short lived head, per the style of kolsch. Malt was cereal like with a hint of caramel followed by a slightly grassy hop touch for balance. A great session beer that goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loubar (88) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Bev Mo. This one won’t bowl you over but it’s bot bad either. Nice aroma. Taste is toasty with some spices and caramel. The over all feel is moderate and mild, easy drinking for sure. Bitterness distinctively absent. A session brew if there ever was one. I’m ready for another...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6094) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"not particularly fond of this beer, or the style, but i did like the hops. other than that it’s completely avoidable as there are just better summer brews out there. ok."

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Light amber, not much head. Malty and slightly fruity character. More fruity budweiser taste with malts and high gravity-ish esters. A little heavier than a macro but that’s about it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Deep yellow almost gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is corn and perfumy/floral hops. Slight malt on the front with a touch of floral hops. Light bodied with slightly aggressive carbonation. Pretty solid.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Clear gold pour with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, cereal, over ripe tree fruit, sweet grass and a little doughy yeast. Flavor is sweet and cereal malt up front, toast, apple chips light biscuit, sharp raw yeast and grassy and light floral hops. Light, slightly slick and syrupy feel, medium carbonation. Good stuff overall, not great, the bready yeast notes throw it a bit off though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Typical of the style, but clean, nice. Malty, grassy aroma. The flavor follows. Sweet. The finish is sweet, light noble hops. Decent overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thefederalist (294) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to Terri and Mark for sharing. Pours a blonde amber with a large white head. Aroma of Germanic yeast and multivitamins. Flavor is sweet with no bitterness. Can’t even detect aroma hops. Not fizzy enough for a summer beer. Just boring.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Herbicles69 (57) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
From bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice head and nice golden body. Taste exactly how you would expect a kolsch to taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 56


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50