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RATINGS: 1173   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Pours rich amber color with white head. Malt and caramel aromas. Malt, caramel and toffee flavors. Medium body and smooth finish.


3.3
Bacchus66 (538) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2017
12 oz bottle (at Caverns Inn). Pour is clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Grain, caramel, bread, butterscotch, nuts, lightly hopped. Smooth, mild malt finish. Like the bottle.

3.3
miloszd (42) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2017
cereal, roasty, dough, barnyard, butterscotch, woody, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, abrupt finish,

3.3
MarcoDL (5029) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2017
Draft. Aroma has caramelised malt, ripe fruit and creamy fudge. Taste of caramel fudge, amber malt, some mild bitterness and figs. Nice one.

3.3
nathanvc (541) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle from Vons, Las Vegas. Pours hazy dark amber with a minimal, off-white head - some particles in it. The aroma contains malt, caramel, bread, fruits, hops, some nuts. It tastes medium sweet and very light bitter without becoming really hoppy. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Agreeable.

3.6
sawbuck (743) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Nice aroma of rich sweet malt, caramel and a hint of molasses. Nice deep orange brown red coloring with a huge tan head. Rich sweetness up front. Roasted malt... on the sweet side. Slightly smokey. Bitterness comes in nicely to balance. Medium mouthfeel, finish is mostly sweet but refreshing. Fresh sample makes the difference.

2.5
tntracey (79) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2017
A good beer to be served on a jet while on my way to Portland, OR. Most airlines serve only crapweiser and the like. That said, I don’t anticipate ever myself buying this beer from a store.

2.8
ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Poured dark amber with an off white head. Aroma was toasted malts, caramel, bread. Taste was bittersweet, malty, caramel, spice, grain.

3.5
akoeninger (763) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Deep Ruby color with off white head. Aroma with rustic bread, caramel malt, muted sweet herbal notes. Taste is sweet but smooth, not overly cloying. Medium body, a little sticky.

3
tricksta_p (4750) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle from a grocery store in Bridgeport, California. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toffee, with a touch of dried fruits and nuts. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Body is medium. A bit on the sweet side, but not bad.

2.2
ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Sixer from Jungle Jims; drink by date of 7/9/17. Aroma: Moderate caramel apple with some additional sweetener... candi sugar? Nothing aroma-wise suggestive of hops. Appearance: Transparent copper pour with soft carbonation holding up a foamy tan head that sticks around admirably. Flavor: Strongly sweet toffee/caramel apple with very little to eventually dry things up; the finish lingers with unresolved sweetness. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: I dont enjoy knocking a classic, but this is pretty much a perfect example of a beer that a) Enjoyed success at the inception of craft beer because it actually has flavor, but b) Has long since been surpassed to the point of obsolescence. Im sure they still sell lots of this and are probably unconcerned about my minority opinion, but this really is an old dog. With these criticisms, its not awful with a grilled burger, but is almost unbearably sweet without some balancing savoury dish as an accompaniment.


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