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style
Serve in Klsch/Altbier

bottled
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RATINGS: 1211   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
horto008 (185) - Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Excellent all the way around. On tap at a Chilis in Colorado Springs. Beautiful amber color and a moderate, foamy head. Had little alcohol taste and was exceptionally smooth. Slightly sweet and not bitter. To me, it seemed to have a citrus-y quality not unlike a few Hefs Ive consumed. Overall, I was simply pleased to have an option of quality beer instead of the normal macro crap.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Hazy apperance, caramel flavor but with a weird metallic finish that I didn't care for at all. Very boring.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 On tap. Decided to finally give it a try, and I was glad I did. Enjoyed from first sip to the end of my second 25oz mug. Dont know why I waited so long to give it a try. Very smooth flavor, sweet, but not overly so. More malty than hoppy, but that was a good thing. Great beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
tastes very thin to me. i get the same feeling while drinking this that i get when drinking a newcastle. i wasnt very impressed. maybe it will introduce a larger audience to amber ales though. you can find it in grocery stores.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Amber pour with a thick tan head. Light, refreshing palate with caramel and a hint of maltiness. Flavor is simple but nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2010
22 oz bottle. Amber in color with a thick puffy head. Aroma is of cherry and caramel malts. The taste is similar in quality, seems to be a very sweet beer with a long cherry malt finish. Alaskan amber is a well balancer brew but the sweet cherry malts simply do not impress my tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Pours a nice reddish amber color. Nose is of caramel and nuts. Flavor is pretty good and balanced. Aftertaste is a little off, I think. Could use some more bitterness....of course, I say that about every beer. This one is good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
starewich (170) - - AUG 25, 2012
Pours an appealing rich red with a head that dissipates quickly. Nose is fruity, flavor is balanced, with minimal hops. Body is a little thinner than Id like. Solid average, a benchmark for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
felsenpils (168) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle from the sampler pack. Pretty nice looking amber beer with good carbonation. High viscosity through the use of caramel malts with low hop bitterness and no hop aroma. I do like the fact that this amber ale is not dry hopped, but if it is supposed to be similar to German Altbier, it is way off the mark. Nonetheless, a quite enjoyable amber ale which I think many people will find quite pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2009
copper red. smells and taste like it hasnt travelled too well to NZ. not too bad though. Through the travel odours I get some malt, caramel. Same flavors but a more pronounced slightly burned caramel flavor, quite pleasant. Not much hop flavor or aroma but a well balanced bitterness.


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