Alaskan Amber

12 oz stubbie bottle.
Been waiting on this one for a while, delighted to get the chance to try it.
In a nutshell this beer is, for me, just about as quintessential as one is likely to get outside of Dusseldorf.
Magnificent clarity underneath the bone white head and superb lace and just the right amount of carbonation to make the beer feel alive but not enough to make it prickly. There is a definite reddish/orange hue to the beer that mingles with the more classic, brown colors.
The classic stamp of an Alt is always the malt balance. The malts a beautifully balanced her and they offer a light, nutty refreshing quality that is unusual in many American made beers. Definitely crafted with a subtle touch.
Drinkability for me was huge, with the bottle gone in just a few minutes. Very smooth, moreish and satisfying, a very, very nice beer.

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05/17/2009
Style:
Altbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.48
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