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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Winter comes early in Alaska, so we release Alaskan Winter Ale in October. The tender new growth of spruce trees has been used for brewing in Alaska since the late 1700s when explorers sailed the coast of Alaska looking for the Northwest Passage. Alaskan Brewing revives this tradition, adding spruce tips to its Alaskan Winter Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (976) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Average for the style. Caramel and malt aroma. Light shade of brown with a minimal head. Lighter than average weight with good carbonation. Nothing overly unique. Sweet malts with a little nuttiness. Not a significant amount of hops presence. Seemed English. Average beer from a good brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Caramel/sweet, Cherry syrup, pine aroma. Sweet, light caramel malt flaovr, with some nice biscuit flavor in the finish. Cherry syrup flavor. Quite a bit of floral flavor, and a little pine and coriander-ish spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Clear orange-goldenrod color, with small tan head. Pine resin nose, slight bitterness with a pleasant honey sweetness becoming the most prominent flavor. Light to mid body, crisp acidity and mid carbonation. Decent and mildly interesting ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Nose is fairly strong, with quite a bit of dark fruit in there and what is almost some christmas tree notes. Taste is a little sweet, and definitely has some dark fig in there. Odd. Not what I expected from a winter ale...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by 14APR12 A: copper with a fleeting finger of white foam. This leaves a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace. Excellent clarity. S: Sweet, marzen style malts with a little bitterness to it. T: Tastes like a Marzen oktoberfestbier with a hint of wood (spruce apparently). Nothing special. M: Thin and smooth with light carb. Nice feel. O: I seem to remember this being more satisfying in the past - must be my palate. Serving type: bottle 12-05-2011

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chadski4 (119) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Toasted, slightly alcoholic aroma with very little head retention or lacing. Distinct, pleasant flavor at the start that may become a little forced by the end of the bottle. Proper serving temp a must.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Malt nose with a heavy brown sugar palate. Warm spices are a nice touch but overall It seems one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbattles (40) - - DEC 9, 2013
We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out: http://youtu.be/TJowachG1no

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (437) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 8, 2013
Light caramel pour with no head. Slight spruce aroma. Hints of brown sugar. Smooth and very quaffable. Light for a winter brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Copper, two finger white head. Smell juicy fruity, citrus and red fruity rum cake. Taste slightly rotten fruit, no hop resence to speak of Medium body Nice

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