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RATINGS: 1188   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 (1814) - 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.


3.1
Foffern (1988) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2017
Can at airplane. The color is clear mahogany with a light beige head. A little careful and malty aroma of bread, wood, grass and some dried fruit and acetone. Sweet and malty flavor with dried fruit, rye bread, leather, heather honey and grass in a dry ending. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a light to medium bitterness. A malty and fine altbier with a nice bitterness.

3.2
Tide (4505) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Draught at restaurant. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with malts, toffee, a bit of hops, nuts and toast. Bitter finish with malts, citrus, toffee, toast and nuts. Solid amber ale.

3.2
Beerandhockey8 (435) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - DEC 4, 2017
From 12oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a nice amber color, transparent with a thick frothy tan head. Nose is malty, caramel, bready. Taste is light bodied, sweet. Average finish with a thin mouthfeel.

3.4
tfontana (1149) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Bottle pour into pilsner glass at Plum Market, Detroit Airport. Appearance is clear dark amber/light brown, nice sparkle, ring of beige head. Aroma is brown bread, caramel. Taste is bread, caramel. Palate is medium bodied with slick, thick texture, average carbonation and crisp finish as taste. Overall, good flavor but straightforward altbier.

2.9
tonyreynes (12) - - NOV 22, 2017
It has a nose of bread and molasses. It goes down easily with a foretaste of carbonation. A well-balanced made taste and a slight bitterness at the end. It was good not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ccex (1373) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours a clear dark copper color with creamy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of caramel and candy. Taste is sweet, with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with soft carbonation and a creamy, slightly slick mouthfeel. A good beer for November, but too sweet to be a great one.

4.6
pachecoweld (26) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Aroma is toasted nuts and a hint of sweet black licorice. The flavour is a great blend of sweet caramel, toasted nuts and earthy hop finish. Just a slight bitter finish but not much and it doesn't linger long. This is one of my favorite fall/winter beers when I want to change it up from the citrusy ipas I enjoy in the spring and summer.

2.7
Bill Becker (1915) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2017
From Sep 2007

Had this on tap 9/15 at Paradise Valley Liquors

Poured a clear deep amber with a nice thick head of foam that sharnk to a fine layer and it had some lacing.

The smell is light and delicate but there was some caramel malt.

The taste is sweetish from the caramel with a bit of citrus, mostly lemon, and it finishes slightly bitter with some graininess.

The mouthfeel is medium and the carbo is medium...it's pretty drinkable and somewhat sessionable, considering that it's only 4%abv, but doesn't stand out as very exciting.

4.4
scarpin (74) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 Cerveja deliciosa. Ótima para dias mais frios. ideal para carne vermelha. uma das melhores dos últimos tempos.

3.1
thekateperhaps (12) - - SEP 25, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Poured on tap at the SEA TAC airport. Medium white head. Notes of wheat but with a somewhat stale finish. A fine experience but wouldn't necessarily seek it out again.


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