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style
Serve in Klsch/Altbier

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1201   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
This is one of my favorite amber ales. Very well balanced and full of flavor. Other Alaskan brews seem a bit watered down by comparison. It makes sense that this is Alaskans most popular beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bwoboe1 (1) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2006 does not count
The best beer in my opinion. To think it came from the great chilly north is a testament to the dedication and know how of the folks producing this beer up there. Amber Gold.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Well this is my first altbier so i dont know what others taste like, but i think this beer is close to perfect as a casual drinking beer. It has a thick and malty, cedar colored body.. with a nice and lasting cream colored head. The smell and taste i got was sugar,honey and toffee. Little bitterness, goes down very smooth and light. Sweet oaky aftertaste, and like everybody says its a very drinkable beer. Since its light, sweet and tasty you will have more than one!!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Rediish hue dark malt aroma semi swett and dry hoopy alt flavor. The sweetness detrcats a little, after a few there was a tang lemon atertaste. Good fro one or two.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Draft - A red amber colored beer with a light tan head. A citrus malty aroma. I thought this had a great amount of malt and hops. Tasted a bit like an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAR 18, 2006
First alt beer. Fruity in flavor with nice head. Surprised with how much malt this drink had. Wish I could find this someone on tap, that would be awesome, ill be sure to pick this one up again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2006
I am not too familiar with altbiers, this is my first - but to me this tasted like nothing more than a red, lighter scotch ale. Pretty malty, more easy to drink though, not bad all in all. Id drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Pours a thick amber brown, with a large tan head. Tastes were of malts, roastiness, caramels, and hazelnut. Light amount of hopiness to finish. One of my favorite brews. <P> Rerate 2/24/08: Draft: Pours golden with a large white head. Nose is malty and earthy, light florals and bits of toffee. Flavor is earthy and malty. Roasty tones and nuttiness. Still one of my go-to brews when the pickins are slim.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
nutty, sweet caramel aroma, thick ivory head pours atop a rich amber. starts out with a slight hop but a sweet caramel ends... i coould kick a few of these back

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
This is one of my favoite ambers. Rich and malty on the palate and lingers for quite some time. Awsome amber color, nice white head, great nutty and caramel flavor.


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