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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Really an odd malt bomb considering the style. It is by no means REALLY malty but it might be the most malty kolsch i’ve ever had. Pours a dark almost amber color with no head and very few bubbles. aroma is malt forward with a hint of the expected kolsch yeast. taste is sweet with caramel malts and no noticeable hop presence. palate is a bit sticky and not super refreshing. overall it is a slightly unexpected and not entirely welcomed take on the style.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhatCatt (60) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Poured in glass, dark gold and amber colored, very nice. Notes of apricot and orange, baking dough and sourdough. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (626) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma and taste of grains, bread, light malt. Light-bodied. Okay.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (440) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Aroma: bready and grassy; Appearance: golden straw with thin, white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: very light and somewhat watery; not particularly impressive; Palate: light bodied with medium, bready finish; Overall: okay but wouldn’t buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6052) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of white toast. Flavors of caramel and white bread. Clean, crisp finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3641) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
On holiday in Canada amber coloured body with a small white head and with a fruity yeast hops aroma a herby sweet yeast hop taste with a slight bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (816) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a small, short lived, white head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma with bready malt and grain. Sweet flavour of bready malt, grain and fruit with a mildly bitter, hoppy finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Boring... but so is the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Aroma is a nice fresh beer at first, but then with a second whiff - medicinal. Flavor has some crispness from carbonation, but also some heavy malt sweetness that’s a bit out of place. Color is darker than traditional Kolsch. Ok beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (1007) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Light caramel color and not much of a head. Aromas grass, light faded toffee, faded caramel, lightly nutty. Flavors faded toffee, grass, light faded caramel and with a light earthiness. Light to medium sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2016
On tap in Sitka. Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, grainy, slight earthy, husk aromas. Straw, grainy, earthy flavors. Nothing mind blowing, not as good as I remembered from 8 years ago

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (300) - Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2016
A good refreshing beer smooth easy drinking no hoppy aftertaste nice way to end the day.


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