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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Bright golden color, clear, small head, looks better than other kölsches I’ve had. Fresh aroma, different enough not to mistake this for another style, definitely a "crafty" smell. Nice pilsner-ish taste, it’s not very complex, but gets points for a decent palace and good carbonation, also a little spice in the taste. I don’t know if it’s a whale, but it’s got a whale tail for sure. Better than expected, still not a huge fan of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft. From notes. Fruity and slightly bitter. Decent summer seasonal. Crisp and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Has a nice mellow taste with a more fruity and little hops taste, pours a golden straw color. A drinking beer for sessions ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deathserv (23) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pilsner-like golden color with a slight orange tint. Faint but pleasant fruity aroma. Crisp and refreshing, floral taste but aftertaste is a bit underwhelming. Doesn’t remain on palate for long. Very solid beer overall!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1096) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Poured minimal head on a fairly clear, medium straw colored body. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fruit: apricot, pear and banana. The taste is nice and crisp. Mildly fruity with a mild bitterness. Clean finish. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. A fine beer.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (243) - - AUG 18, 2013
A really nice Kolsch. Had this the same day as a Leinie’s Canoe Paddler and far prefer this version of Kolsch.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fantomasus (200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a light gold with a small white head. Aroma is faint:caramel, bread, hops is hard to detect, dough, barnyard, and some vanilla. The taste is very well balanced: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, salty. Palate is unremarkable. A ho-hum brew besides the well balanced flavor. Won’t buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
COMRADEJOSH (263) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Crisp clean and refreshing are what come to mind with this beer. Could pair with anything tasty pale malt and mild hops work real well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angryasiangrrl (1) - - JUL 27, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 pleasant and fruity. nice after work beer. I think it?s better than the regular Alaskan amber.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illiniphil (122) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours straw yellow with minimal head. Citrus, malt, yeast flavors. Average Kolsch style lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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