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RATINGS: 1187   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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3.6
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2001
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Copper color was nice; almost had an apple glow to it. Nice and creamy head to boot. Full, medium body. Texture was thickish, with brawny carbonation. Some unique malt flavors: candy-coated nuts, carmelized wood, toast, and a hint of smoke. A little cloying, but not enough to bother me. Some fruit flavors popped in like welcomed guests, such as apricot, peach, and grape skins. Hops were earthy and herbal. Very mild bitterness. Slightest hint of sourness. The "Fat Tire" of Alaska, if you will.

4.1
Kaya161 (1142) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2001
Of all the American beers that call themselves an alt beer most don't even come close, but this one does. Nice malty nose and smooth buttery malt flavour.

3
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2001
This beer was way to sweet, out of balance, and at 18 ibu's I understand why. This was a big dissapointment...especially after tasting a few of their other finr products

4.2
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2001
Unbelievably smooth, slick palate. It really just seems to glide down your throat. This is one of those beers that is much better on tap than in the bottle, so try it if you see it in a bar. An excellent brew to get for your friends who are leary about micros, as its so drinkable that won't find it offense. For the rest of us, notice the great rounded-malt flavors. Puts Samuel Adams Boston Lager (also broadly in the alt style) to shame.

4.1
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 21, 2001
damn fine beer. need to market in the midwest..............................

3.8
Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 Well it’s been 808 days since my last “Alaskan Amber”, and I personally think that is way to long, so here goes my review after some 2 plus years.



As it sets in the glass a pellucid mahogany color, the head modest in size and it erodes quite quickly, leaving a skeletal coating of lace which is light tan color. Sweet malt aromas dominate the nose that is crisp, clean and fresh to the senses; start is also loaded with malt, sweet, the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finnish is prickly in its acidity, the hops delightful in their modest bite, the aftertaste droughty and long lasting. A quite quaffable brew and I’m glad I found a source for this beer at “Liquid Solutions”.


3.9
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2000
I thought this was a great beer. I really liked the smooth yet grainy flavor and mouthfeel. A real pleasure to drink.

3.5
roland (38) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2000
This is a good solid beer but I find that it has a kind of sour, almost skunky, aftertaste - not real bad but a bit annoying. It also kind of 'sticks' to your mouth.


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