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RATINGS: 1172   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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3.8
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Good smooth beer. Low carbonation, lending itself to great drinkability. Nice red copper appearance and sweet malt taste. Great hops in the finish, but I could have used a little more in the body of the beer. Great texture. Excellent beer overall.

3.3
FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2004
This is nice and malty up front, it has a bit of hop flavor in the middle that adds a nice component to this beer. The hop flavor could be a bin more hearty though. The hops really assert themselves in the finish; it is spicy yet mild, and has a hint of minty character to it. The malt flavors are sweet, with notes of caramel and an accompanying lightly toasted note.

2.8
hershiser2 (3410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Deep amber. Poured with virtually no head. Smells like pretty typical amber brews. Smooth going down, but has a quite average/plain taste. Seems like they could have done a lot more with this one (especially since I’ve heard so many good things about the Alaskan brews).

3.4
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Bottle. Deep amber, tan head. Quite malty, a little earthy and caramelly, a bit of some earthy hops balanced it out nicely. Lighter to medium body, quite smooth and easy drinking. I’d probably drink again.

3.6
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Bottle. Dark amber with lasting head. Light caramel and hops aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Light caramel flavour with hop finish. Nice pub pint. Works everywhere that the Pale did not.

3.4
hanker (12) - USA - JUN 8, 2004
Good beer but for the price i will stick with the cheapo beers. But every now and then it is good to buy a twelve pack and enjoy. One of my favorites.

1.4
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
Bottle. Man, what a dissapointment. First of all, this isn’t an altbier, no way in the world. Tasted more like Newcastle Brown, horribly sweet, caramel, toffee and nuts, soft, sweet rubbish, made me angry while drinking it, because i was expecting am enjoyable beer, which is not what it ended up being.

3.6
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to sdbruboy for this unexpected bonus!! A perfect session beer, minus the fact that it is brewed clear up in Alaska and we Midwesterners have no local distributors of it! Caramel and hoppy aroma, matched the taste. Balanced and refreshing. I’m still pissed at my friends for "accidentally" drinking my Alaskan Xmas beer last year!

2.9
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
Nice amber colour with a thin white head. Spicy aroma with some caramel malt with a vegetal and faint berry aroma. Crisp finish and seemed like a great session beer. Was served to me a bit too-cold and I did’t have time to warm it up. Can’t complain though since I got it for free when someone rang the bell in Haines, AK.

3.6
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2004
This is rich and creamy. Nice malt/hop balance. Roasted malt, carmel, toffee and nutty flavors. This is really good. Has a nice fresh baked bread quality about it. Overall, delicious indeed.


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