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RATINGS: 620   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - OCT 18, 2013
The best thing Ive had from Alaskan. Pours a medium amber with visible carbonation and a medium head that dissipates pretty fast. Little to no aroma. Taste is very smooth, almost too sweet, very little bitterness present. Something I would definitely drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2715) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2017
12oz bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Orangey amber pour with a bit of an off-orange head. Sweet malts, some spruce, some other tangy components, and some spices. This is a very interesting blend, and quite unique of a brew. Had a few times a long time back and had little memory. Not bad if looking for that type of stuff. 13.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3093) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Poured a clear copper. Some caramel notes and a hint of spice but unspectacular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (1037) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutBeerReviews (82) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4153) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (362) - - DEC 17, 2016
B-. Pours a clear dark amber color with white head. Smells like youre in the middle of a forest. Kinda harsh finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (4074) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RigginTrav (1) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
Its alright, and it was at a decent price, I didnt 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 Ill drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (400) - - 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, its simple, but its a nice old ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2344) - 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.

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