GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours tawny yellow w/ tall, lasting head. Mildy spiced and malty aromatics play into this brew nicely. Medium full nectar w/ good carbonation. Malty and mildly spiced w/ a brisk tropical tartness that tingles on the finish. Theres an earthiness about it.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another bottle shared by Skyview. Clear golden pour with a medium head. Aroma and flavor both dominated by orange peel and coriander. Light, tasty and very refreshing. Perfect summer beer!
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from internet sale through Malt and Vine in Washington. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of corinader, golden grain malt with a hint o fruit and orange peel. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, some wheat, coriander, orange zest and a touch of yeast. Finish is crisp, clean cut with some light orange peel aftertaste.
after4ever (6549) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a crystal clear light gold with a towering, fluffed platinum blonde head. Decent little fingers of lace. Nice spicy, yeasty, slightly alcoholic nose. Body’s light, and the carbonation really is sparkling enough to give it a bit of crispness. Truth in packaging! Phew. Spicy, yeasty, slightly corny mid-palate. Mild yeasty finish. Not bad; drinkable and refreshing for sure. Pretty cool label, too.
GarrettB (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had never seen the Alaskan White on the shelves before, but quickly jumped at the opportunity. My brief time living in Seattle has taught me that, at least as far as the beers from Alaskan Brewery that find there way into 750ml homes, things will be tasty. The Smoked Porter 2008 is especially indicative. Plus, at $2.99 I was curious to see if even a moderately well made white beer could be made at that price point. Well, I’ll come out with it - I’m blown away. Let me preface the following stream of compliments by saying this is NOT the best white I have ever had. It’s good. Very good. But at that price? It goes from good to baffling. “What did I do to deserve this?” It pours from the bottle unassumingly, nary kicking up a head, settling comfortably into a orange-tinged gold puddle. The aroma was my first hint that this was special something - butterscotch, caramel, banana cream and honey like an ornately sweetened tripel. Like a good scenic view off the highway, this is worth stopping and enjoying. The flavor is, perhaps thankfully, not so sweet. Instead it is light and graceful, a ballet of wheat, pirouetting with white grape, a slight leap of cantaloupe, a bow of honeydew and then suddenly it vanishes. The flavor vanishes so quickly that it leaves the confused carbonation in it’s wake, all dressed up and nowhere to go. I love this flavor, but wish it would stick around for a little while, but I suppose a beer this good has other places to be.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Summit Brewfest in Colorado Springs). Pours a clear yellow color. Small white head. wheat aroma. Wheaty taste with a light sweetness (coconut?). Avg duration. Slightly astringent finish. Fair lacing. Moderate carbonation.
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice slightly hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is yeasts, wheat, coriander, malt, spices. Flavor is a light sweetness, touch of yeast, subtle spices, wheat, orange. Refreshing but a little bland.
Reid (2048) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow beer,small pure white head.
No real aroma to talk off just slightly fruity/spicy nectarine.
Taste mainlly wheaty with small aspects of coriander, I get some orange pithiness.
Mouthfeel very soda like fizzy and light no real after tastes.
Dissapointing from Alaskan, very ordinary.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy taxicab yellow with a minute head that disappears rapidly. Aroma is slightly of peach, and nothing else. Flavor is a bit more robust, with the promised coriander, again peachy flavors, and other light fruit. Mouthfeel is light and sprizty, finish is short-lived, dry. Refreshing, but unmemorable. Overall, fair to good.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tang colored, slight haze, thin cream layer. Nose fills with coriander with a light backing of wheat. Flavor is again predominantly coriander with dashes with a wheaty fullness. A hint of orange melts into the sensory experience toward the 2nd half of the bottle. Drinkable, refreshing, but mostly a one trick pony, coriander-wheat beer.