Alaskan Amber

This beer is one that I’ve read about for years in beer books. It always makes top lists for the amber category. I even considered paying an online service so that I could finally try this beer. Luckily, I waited until I went out to Ohio and they had it on tap.


ABV: 5.3%

Style: Altbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: One of my cats pulled a blanket down on the floor and is sleeping on it. For some reason, he prefers it on the floor as opposed to the couch.

This beer poured with a quarter of a finger of cream-colored head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear reddish-brown with light carbonation visible. The nose had lightly toasted grain with some nuttiness. The taste was lighter than I expected. It had nutty brown bread with mineral water. The mouthfeel was thicker than what I would have guess with light carbonation. It had a quick finish with brown bread crust. I can see why people say this is a classic beer. It was pretty crisp and had good flavor to it. Although I can’t get it in Jersey, I’m glad I finally got to try this classic.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0