overall
69
89
style
Serve in Klsch/Altbier

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The name of this beer style comes from the German word alt meaning old. This refers to the aging that alts undergo since they ferment more slowly and at colder temperatures than most ales. Slow fermentation helps condition the flavors in Alaskan Amber, contributing to its overall balance and smoothness.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
Orange amber body with smallish off white head. Sweet slightly toasty caramel in the aroma. The flavour is likewise, with a sweet maltiness supporting the caramel. Very sweet but not cloyingly so. Light but very smooth mouthfeel. My Mom went to Alaska and all I got was this tasty beer! :)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Pours a copper color, with minimal head. Smells malty with a hint of hoppiness. Has a sour malty flavor. Has a lingering aftertaste that will not go away. I don't care for this too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Clear copper color with a moderate tan head. Sweet malt dominates the aroma. Hints of light fruit and mild hops. Light sweet pale malt dominate the tip of the palate. Light floral hops bitterness sweeps in quickly behind. Toffee take back the court in in the finish and shares it with some berries. A touch sweet for my kind of alt, but a very good brew non the less. Thanks to Faclonseye8 for setting me up with this one.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9265) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Nose and flavor of old apples, ashtray and boot. Big sour malts, sticky and overpoweing sour leather, tobacco and burnt maples. Not a good experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
On tap at the Skidmore Fountain open-air market in Portland, 7 August 2004. Wouldnt have guessed it was an altbier, but that makes sense. The body was quite malty with layers of caramel and touches of toast, but grassy, spicy (almost peppery) hops provided a nice complement to the malts. Good stuff, even though it was served out of a plastic cup for $5.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6799 (7) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004 does not count
Very nice flavor. Not heavy, just the right richness with a nice long aromatic aftertaste. Definitely Alt Style beer. Camping beer for sure. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankR (146) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
On tap: Mahogany liquid, with a lasting rich creamy head. Nose of berries, reminds me of a Anchor product. Caramel malts, berries and some earth tones. Lighter mouth feel, slightly oily. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
My favorite session beer. Perfectly balanced sweetness, bitterness, and maltiness. Too bad I have to fly 2000 miles to get it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Ive had an Alaskan amber shirt for almost 2 years now and I finally just now got to actually drink it. Obviously amber in color, moderately malty in aroma in taste, quite refreshing after a hard day fishing in Idaho.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4021) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Bottle pours a light amber with a small fizzy head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is a bit sweet and distinctly apple. The slightly fruity sweet flavor is ther as well. Lively carbonation and a dry hoppy finish. Pretty good and light enough to be quite refreshing.


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