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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lmadams (3) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2011 does not count
Best beer ever!!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - MAR 31, 2002
WOW!!!! It is honor to rate it first but I won’t do it justice. It has great color and excellent taste that lasts throughout the entire beer. Good Job again Alaska!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2005
A true style Kolsch, very light and refreshing. The sublte fruit smell, light bodied and crisp finish. Very good with food.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macanudo (14) - USA - APR 3, 2005
Beautiful golden ale look. Pours easily with a slight head. Perfect warm weather beer. A little sweet with some tart, citrusy taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Not much head out of the bottle. Really good clean flavor. Hoppy, citrusy, tastes fresh. Theres no other way to explain it. Comparison to other Kolsh I’ve had, I like this better than GI Summertime. Another very good product from Alaskan. Need to get up there so I can sample the rest of their offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2002
This is an excellent Kolsh. Light yellow, nice head, delicate, dry, winey, very subtle hop bitterness, slight hop flavor, a little sweet malt flavor, refreshing. I could drink this all day long!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2003
This beer is perhaps the best rendition of a true Kolsch style beer in N. America. Huge white head gives off mildly fruity nose with hints of German hops and caramel. Firm malty body and a smooth malty finish and lingering hops. I would call this ‘Koln in a bottle’ for a catchy marketing campaign.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle was bought in Anchorage maybe that makes a difference for freshness. The head was real good but didn’t last too long. Low on the bitterness scale and a slightly sweet flavor one of the best Kölschs I have had. Good balance of hops and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haugeberg (72) - - JUL 29, 2012
An excellent, refreshing and highly drinkable beer. This was the first craft beer that I truly enjoyed, and I always love drinking it on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
A beer worth waiting all year for, a crisp and refreshing kolsch that is perfect on a warm summer day. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

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