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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
This Kolsch-style ale was quite a let down, very flat and watery with a big metallic finish. Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Malts are light with a slight fruitiness and mild hopping in the finish. This brew finishes with a big metallic note and a slightly tart flavor that lingers in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2005
bottled. pale and flat, light grass and ginger aroma, not a lot of flavour, just some melon and corn, pretty tedious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Thanks to Buck Dich for this one. Pours dark straw with medium white head. Aroma of malt, some hopcit. Tastes malty, with a firm honey element, some hopcit, and a smooth finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours deep golden color with dissapating white head. Nose is faint of bready, grassy mild maltiness. Flavor is mild bitterness with almost a grainy, straw-like character. Not bad, however I probably wouldn’t get this one again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
Faint matl nose. Clear light amber colour, with small head. malt taste that fades to yield a yeasty after taste. spotty lace

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Pours a clear golden color, thin head. Aroma is a little bit malty, little bit floral. Pretty thin mouthfeel, slightly sweet to start with a little bit of tang in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 25, 2004
(12 oz bottle) Now if all Kölsch were like this, I might really enjoy this style more. Just pouring the beer, and bam, a very aromatic, bready maltiness enthusiastically greets the nostrils. The beer is topped by a small, but creamy off-white head that maintains a small layer mostly because of the multitude of carbonation bubbles. Only a tiny bit of patchy lacing graces the glass. The color is a clear golden and very pretty to look at. This is a fairly sweet beer, quite malty, bready, lightly bitter. In fact, the flavor and especially the aroma of the maltiness are a little reminiscent of a German Oktoberfest to me. With each sip, I inhale that wonderful bready aroma, very nice. It might could use a bit more hops to balance out the sweetness, and that might also clean out the palate of this medium bodied brew just a touch. I don't think this is really an accurate example of the Kölsch style, but nevertheless, I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Easy to drink, smooth on the palate, deliciously malty, now that's my kind of "Summer Ale!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
I like this Kolsch-style beer better than I liked the real thing in Berlin! Strange, I know. Slightly sweet, more American in style and texture than the European original. Effervescent, as it should be, but less bubbly than the Europeans. Smooth drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On Tap at Kahootz A clear pale yellow/golden with a small white head with not much lacing. Aroma was very faint as was the flavors. Wheat, with doughy nd yeast notes..but very subdued. Slightly sweet as well. Feel was very light and smooth. Easy drinking, fairly tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2004
A wheaty-oaty aroma. Cool cap. They obviously went to a lot of thought on the label, but it’s somehow lacking. Golden brew with a webby head. Grainy, lagerish, mildly hopped. Mouth is dry and starchy. So-so, but this isn’t my fave style.

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