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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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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
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
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
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
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, i’ll be sure to pick this one up again.

3.4
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. I’d drink it again.

3.5
jake65 (3592) - 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
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
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.

3.2
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
Aroma:Caramel,nutty,light hops... Appearance:clear amber,light head... Flavor:very nutty,light caramel......


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