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RATINGS: 1220   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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Scarecro (18) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
A good semi dark amber. I got hints of chocolate with every drink. Absolutely a beer made to serve Ice Cold. Worth a try.

2.5
sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Small tan head that dissipates quickly ending up looking like a glass of iced tea. Clear amber hued brew. Lightly grainy nose, malty. Medium body, dead. Buttery malt flavors, lightly sweet. Fairly dry malty finish. Was expecting a bit more from this one,hmmmm? Thanks to fordest for the trade!

3.4
ewkka (9) - Wronin, POLAND - JUN 21, 2006 does not count
Usual appearance, good initial head and good lacing, amber colored (not as deep a copper as I like in an alt). Malts were mildly sweet and moderately rich

3.3
jhwarfield (125) - USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a slightly fluffy white head, that disipates quickly. Hints of hops and modest carbonation. Very quaffable.

3.5
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
had during a trip to alaska. slightly sweet, nutty, with some hops. nicely done for an amber.

3.7
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle: Pours amber in color with a nice white head that is mostly lasting. Aroma is nutty with hints of caramel. Flavor is rich and sweet with hints of caramel. Well balanced and easy drinking.

3.3
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2006
It was a very nice session brew to while away the hours of a long trip. I was not surprised by the newbees that liked it

3.2
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
twelve ounce bottle pours red with white head, very very sweet for an alt beer I would think it needs to be a little dry but no. Nice use of hops and very drinkable at right temp

3.2
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2006
120z bottle-A light amber in color with a nice head that keeps its retention. Has an aroma of malt and caramel and nuts. A malty flavor with hints of honey. A light to medium body. A nice tasting beer.

3.4
User37895 (3042) - - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 First time I had this beer, I wasn’t too keen on it and thought it was a basic amber ale. Second tasting (June ’06 rerate) was much better. Usual appearance, good initial head and good lacing, amber colored (not as deep a copper as I like in an alt). Malts were mildly sweet and moderately rich: nutty, bready, very light caramel. Hops were bittering, nicely done. Unfortunately, a little bit too much fruitiness sticking around in the aftertaste, leaving this a bit sloppy for the best of the alts, yet a good stateside example. Third tasting, 3/07, a little too malty, although the comments stand. Re-rate on draft, 11/07: A product that is continually slipping, too imbalanced to the sweet side to be a stellar altbier. Sweet, slight breadiness, caramel, in need of more toasty nutty notes and more balancing hops to be a better example of the style. Appearance within style was a bit weak too. No lager crispness anywhere in this product.


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