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RATINGS: 1183   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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3.9
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
A: Poured with a large, off-white, fizzy head that diminished to a size of about 1/4-finger, and stayed that way until she was all gone. S: Smells of average malt, kind of a cookie-like aroma. T: Mmmm, this is a sweet beer... starts with sweetness and ends with sweetness, with a faint touch of bitterness at the end as well. Average duration, goes down very smooth. M: Light-bodied and slightly creamy, with average carbonation. D: A very enjoyable altbier; don’t have too many experiences with the style right now to compare, but this was my third Alaskan Amber and I enjoy it every time. Extremely drinkable.

3
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
It pours a clear amber with an 1 finger off white head that falls to a long lasting head. It has some small lacing. On the nose I am getting some Carmel,malt and little spice. The flavor is some what similar to the aroma. It has biscuit,Carmel,toffee. It’s sweet and unbalanced. Needs to have more hoppers It finishes with a little metallic notes and some faint hops. Nothing special here, average at best.

3
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
pours a dark copper with a minimal tan head. this beer has a light caramel taste and a sweet malty flavor.

3.1
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Slightly hazy, deep amber colour with a tan head. Nutty, malt aroma with lots of caramel. Smooth, buttery malt flavor with a bit of spice in the back of the throat. Minimal bitterness, full bodied.

3.5
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a nice amber color with reddish hue. Nice balance of malt and hops. I like the alt beer twist.

3.8
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
A few weeks ago my sister gave me this odd glass that was given to her by a friend who moved. It didn’t match anything of their glassware so her husband didn’t want it. I almost forgot I put it on the bottom shelf of the beer glass hutch until my dad brought this beer back from Alaska for me. I was reading the suggested glassware for this beer is a Stange (Slender Cylinder) and had now idea what that was; wouldn’t you know the glass my sister had no use for is exactly what I wanted. It was providential that I should enjoy this beer in this glass at this time; and a pleasure indeed! Appearance: Pours a beautiful ruby brown color with an off-white head that fades fast. Smell: Malty! Very malty and bready too; with a nice touch of floral hop in the nose as well. Taste: Starts off malty and sweet with hints of caramel and fruit parallel to the bready grain amber malt flavor. There is also a grassy hop presence that makes itself know but does not over dominate this brew. The finish is dry with a nice lingering aftertaste of gentle but firm hops and doughy dryness. Mouthfeel: Oily slick through the center with a solid malt backbone and yet smooth and slight creamy around the edges with a nice dryness that prickle the palate. Drinkability: This is a perfect anytime any occasion easy drinking beer. It is enjoyable for savoring and perfect as a session beer. The small ABV I didn’t even feel after just one but the tasty flavor stayed with me after it was finished. Simply put it would always be good choice! Well done Alaskan Brewing Co. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

4.1
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Haven't tried another alt yet, but this was very good. Malts and hops meld seamlessly in a delicious, complex whole. Smooth, sweetish and full-bodied, with great balance.

3.1
emeinz (224) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle to glass. Not a big fan of ambers, but I really enjoy this one. Toasty aroma and a nutty flavor. A very refreshing beer. Nice amber color. Reasonable price as well.

3.4
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2008
App- Amber to dark orange, it has nice clarity and a tan, creamy head. Aroma- Slight grapefruit from the hops, bready malt aroma. Taste- Malt flavor dominates with hop bitterness at the end. Sourness present, with the taste of Granny Smith apples. Mouthfeel- Tart dryness, not astringent. Very good beer, not as balanced as I would like to see, a little too malty.


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