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RATINGS: 558   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - 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 (1293) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (135) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours an amber color. Malty notes. Mild sweet taste. The spruce seems to make a mild appearance. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12-oz bottle in Albuquerque. Medium body with a malty sweet flavor balance. Full mouthfeel. Even dry/sweet flavor balance. Minimal hops presents. Pretty subtle "spruce" character. Overall, a nice full winter beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is malty, light winter spices and tree leaves. Flavor is floral, sugary sweet, tree sap and more sugar on the finish. Wow this is incredibly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Pours a ruddy brown kinda clear and leaves the same color body yet there is a slightly amber look to it, thin white cap of a head dies immediately, carbonation is seen rising. the aroma has lotsa cherries, lightly "spruced" malts, the taste has sweet cherries up front, spruce comes back, super light malty aftertaste, somewhat of a dry finish, its fairly easy on the palate, nothing harsh, carbonation just right on the tongue and mouth with no inconsistencies, just all around good; I say this is a pretty good old ale that I would get again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerKurve (430) - - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Fairly clear orange color with moderate carbonation, filmy head and soapy lacing. Aroma of molasses, caramel, grains, and mild hops. Taste has a distinct buttery caramel and grainy flavor with a distinguishable spruce/bubblegum flavoring. Body is pretty light with some mild carbonation. Its alright but I’m not really digging this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlbeer (660) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Tap. Orange/amber pour with slightly off white head. Smells of caramel, pine, hops. Taste follows with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Hoppy piney aroma, pours a clear golden hay color with thin white head that bubbles off quickly. Taste strongly of the "spruce tips" it advertises with a bit of orange. Finishes a bit flat and bitter...not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Malty cherry aroma. Dark amber in color with thin white popping head. Malty cherry start with slightly sweet dry finish.

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