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RATINGS: 1192   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
From a bottle pours a nice light brown with a tinge of reddish hue. Aroma is primarily malt but there is a hint of something unusual with almost a woody quality to it. Flavor is primarily sweet malt with some roasted characteristics. Smooth finish with very little hops flavor. Good beer but not as flavorful as some other examples.


3.1
scarletfire65 (1534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Draft at Kasey's Tavern in Chicago. This is a chewy, rich, malty beer. Toasty bread and grain. Dry, crisp, clean finish. Always great to find an American Altbier on draft.

3.3
berkshirejohn (6767) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
12oz bottle from Raven Cafe, Prescott, AZ. A dark amber colour with a tight cream head; sweet malt aroma; taste of fruity malts and caramel; and a lingering malty finish. A mellow and pleasant amber ale.

3.1
drdisque (899) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2017
From a bottle poured into a shaker. Medium bodied fruity and juicy alt. A little light on the maltiness but I think that adds to the drinkability. Solid beer.

3
weitz15 (622) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Dark amber pour, thin white head. Flavor is a rustic malted grain with a finish of carbonation and Carmel malts.

3.1
Foffern (2045) - 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 (4566) - 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 (442) - 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 (1184) - 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 (15) - - 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 (1390) - 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.


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