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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Winter comes early in Alaska, so we release Alaskan Winter Ale in October. The tender new growth of spruce trees has been used for brewing in Alaska since the late 1700s when explorers sailed the coast of Alaska looking for the Northwest Passage. Alaskan Brewing revives this tradition, adding spruce tips to its Alaskan Winter Ale.

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RigginTrav (1) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
Its alright, and it was at a decent price, I didn’t like the after taste. A weird carmely aftertaste that I was not a big fan of, but I have a 12 pack of it now so I guess I’ll drink it.

StoutBeerReviews (241) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Never had an old ale before. tastes like a more complex version of an amber. this one is quite sweet with lots of different spices and flavors going on. I like it a lot.

mjmoen (592) - - DEC 17, 2016
B-. Pours a clear dark amber color with white head. Smells like you’re in the middle of a forest. Kinda harsh finish

Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Poured a clear copper. Some caramel notes and a hint of spice but unspectacular

WABeerFiend (426) - - NOV 20, 2016
Best by 03.21.17. A: Caramel, red grape, and cola. A: See through reddish amber body. T: Follows the nose, but with some very slight, almost undetectable mint that blends with bubbles on the back end. P: Slick, but balanced by bubbles. O: I thought that this was going to be an IPA or a winter warmer. Alaskan should give some indication on the label that this is an old ale. Anyway, it’s simple, but it’s a nice old ale.

thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma Is sweet caramel malt with some mint leaves. Flavor Is more sweetish caramel malt with some wintergreen and cherry. Kind of different and I liked it the more I drank it. Kind of a spruced up, no pun intended, amber ale

vipinvelp (4541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Clar amber, no foam remaining. Not too strong in aroma, but nice taste. Light carmale, some barley, bit sweet. Old Ale. (Houston 201605)

MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Pours medium amber with a thin laced head. Aromas grass, toffee, hay, spruce, slight caramel. Flavors toffee, slight caramel, hay, grass and slight maize. Medium sweet. This needs more concentrated malt and complexity.

markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Tap, The Beer Grotto, Ann Arbor, MI. Clear copper. Metallic caramel aroma. Sweet, some floral hops. Mostly sweet.

andrewje41 (4245) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Here is a situation where I expected one thing and was very wrong. Draft pour pint at Frankies. Clear golden pour with an active fizz head. Sweet berry aroma and flavor. Very soft hops, and a fruity, sweet malt finish. Tasty.

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