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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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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3.4
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 (4925) - 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 (5486) - 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 (1909) - 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 (10129) - 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.

4.3
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2004
It’s every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. Hoppy, smooth warmer upper that is great. Again Buck Dich is my personal saviour!!! I’m very pleased with this trade.

3.3
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 on tap: looked just like the picture to the left, however i dont think the head was that nice? served way too cold, killing what little nose and flavor this beer has. slightly hop nose and same slight hop/malt flavors. much like a fat tire. but maybe a notch above. somewhat thin. easy to drink and refreshing. expected a little more from this.

2.8
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Sampled poolside, Sqway Valley Ski Resort May 2nd, 2004. 75 degrees in the shade. This beer has more flavor than in many ’amber’ beers. No head and non dimemo aftertaste are almost made up by the carmel apple maltiness of this brew.


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