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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Just when you’ve had enough of winter, we release Alaskan Summer Ale in March. This traditional Kölsch beer is a great way to celebrate warmer weather and more daylight. Its crisp, clean flavor is the perfect complement for crab, halibut, salads and longer days.

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Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From Apr 2007

This one pours from 20z bottle(best by 06 27 07) a clear light gold with a small head of foam. That soon dissipates completely and there's no lacing.

The smell is very delicate...I can just detect some sweet malty tones.

The taste starts off with a light malty taste, a bit of sweet and a bit of biscuit, but again, they are lightly done but *still* tasty. Further sips in and I get a bit of orange with a slight hop kick that balances the flavours well. It also finishes slightly bitter and leaves a clean aftertaste. Good tasting brew and quite drinkable.

Bottom line: It's called Summer Ale for a reason, me thinks and it's a good one to turn to in the hot summer months. I recommend it.

commonmac (1345) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2017
12oz bottle shared by commonshawn and Highendwilly. Copper, light amber in color with a quarter finger white head. Nose is grainy and malty reminding me of Oktoberfest efforts probably a direct result of the German inspiration in a kolsch. Taste follows suit with malty elements running the show. Mild sweetness prevails. Only a slight bitterness towards the end. Might be a little bit old as crispness isn't where it should be. In general, it's a decent low alcohol effort that I'll likely pass on the next time.

jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Pours a clear gold from the bottle with bubbly white head that leaves light lace. Aroma and taste of bready grain and mild fruity esters. Clean, easy drinking kolsch, good for a summer beer.

szampapal (53) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Bursztynowy kolor. Słaby aromat, mocno nasycone. Duże pecherzyki piany. Słodkie, brak goryczki. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

VorwerkBrewing (3) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 13, 2017 does not count
Great example of the style! Pours clean with clean white head and good lacing. Slight bready/grassy aroma and good clean finish. Great beer - will have again for sure.

phoner2 (49) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Malty, balanced hops and forgettable, everything you could want from a light summer ale.

bbbeer (885) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Yellow, small white head. Aroma malt, a little fruity. Light body. Crisp mouthfeel. Flavor is light hops, a little fruitiness, reasonably refreshing, unexciting overall.

Brettsky06 (528) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 Straw yellow pour. This is a really nice twist on the kolsch. Very crisp and refreshing

commonshawn (1333) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2017
12oz bottle. Gold with medium white head. Pleasant mild aroma. Light and crisp. Pretty refreshing. Good summer twist on a kolsh, not bad at all.

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