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RATINGS: 623   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (718) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Nice amber color. Sweet malt smell. Taste is malty with a some piney flavor, though not as pronounced as Id hope. More body than expected with a long finish. Pretty good, would love to try in draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (1076) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Clear pale amber, off-white head. Malty aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, nuts, spruce notes. Finish is very malty and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (754) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Aroma: faintly malty with apple juice; Appearance: clear amber pour with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: extremely malty; not pleasant; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, cloyingly sweet finish; Overall: very disappointing; will not get again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rondphoto (4269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2017
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- best by 4/19/17 ---Clear dark amber, beige head that sinks rapidly to a thin cover, spots of lace. Taste is caramel malt, light carbonation, hardly a glimmer of hops, and more sweet to finish. This is flat enough to make me question the age, but April is still three months away. Not a keeper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2749) - 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 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutBeerReviews (105) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (379) - - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3124) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4183) - 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

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