RATINGS: 1215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fly (1475) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Ack! Count me out on this one. Maybe it's because I had managed to drink some very good beers and it just clashed with them, but seemed cloyingly sweet. I left the pint in a bar with friends and wandered to another and back and not only was the pint still there, but the people at the table had all taken sips and said not one of them cared for it. Bland plus sweet does not make a beer for me. Tried it again in airport and thought the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 roasty aroma with citrus hints. roasty/floral flavor. Nice hop balance. Feels nice on palate. This was a good buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNewbie (3) - Smithville, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2004 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Draft: Appealing amber color with an almost fruity aroma. Head was light and did not last long. Taste is smooth and sweet. A very drinkable beer. Goes GREAT with Buffalo wings or ribs. I hope to be able to find this quality beer in the lower 48! (I enjoyed this beer at TGI Friday's in Anchorage, AK)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2004 So smooth... I wasn't a fan of the style til I tried Alaskan. Nice malty brew. Great mouthfeel. Love the taste although a bit on the sweet side. Sweetness gets to you on your third pint. Nice to drink in a hot tub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Appearance: Amber/copper color, pouring with perhaps inadequate, light head, with little retention. Aroma: malty, caramel sweetness, slightly fruity. Tastes fairly sweet and malty, initially, with a well balanced, slightly dry finished; smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Rich teak wood or overripe tangerine rind in color. Medium head when beer is not too cold (in which case hardly any head is present). Rich, sweet and cake dough malts on nose with flirtation of apple and orange blossom, Outstanding. First taste is caramel, malt, cooked apple, and a surprise of allaspice that makes a brief appearance on each sip. Body is quite sweet and somewhat syrupy, but balanced by the spice and a mild hop finish. A well balanced and pleasing beer for such a ubiquitous brand. Consistently high quality from bottle to bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
This altbier pours into the glass with a deep amber body with no head or lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, malty and fruity with a slight hoppy note. The flavor is slightly sweet, fruity and malty with a nice hoppy balance. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. This brew is medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Bottle, poured dark amber with a small and rapidly diminishing head. Carmel malt dominates the aroma, alfalfa and hops also present. Flavor is sweet, slightly spicey with a mild bitter finish. Smooth palate with good carbonation. Not anything extraordinary, just a nice amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
looks a little on the light side, thin lacey head, decent nose, i can smell some barley malts and hops, basic amber flavor, nothing too special really, the palate is a little thin for me, my friends really hyped up this brew and it wasn't what i was looking forward to, goes well with a burger though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
orange brown. slight tan head, a bit frothy. smells so fresh, baked bread. immediate sweetness hits my tongue. excellent. sweet/(slight fruit/apple) - moderated flavor leaves me for more. pleasant aftertaste. a bit thick to my stomach - buttery (& a bit syrupy/cloying), smooth, could be the buttery end that's too thick for me. pleasant beer though. thanks tannertavernboy!

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