July 21, 2017

Alaskan Summer Ale

C / 2.5
Alaskan Summer Kölsch-Style Ale

Based on the traditional style of Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne, Germany. Brewed in their original brewhouse in 1997, this beer is part of their Rough Draft series and has met success with each limited edition release. The enthusiastic reception led the Brew Crew to bring it to the West Coast as a summer seasonal. A gold medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup and silver at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival have Alaskan Summer Ale fans wishing it was available in every season.

Ingredients: Alaskan Summer Ale is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. The water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from the more than 90 inches of rainfall Juneau receives each year.

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Reviews of Alaskan Summer Ale

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on August 31, 2010

C / 2.5

Appearance – The color is a very pale yellow and it’s extremely clear. It pours with a small amount of really bubbly white head that dissipates nearly completely.

Smell – Grass and hops. Not strong, kind of refreshing.

Taste – Clean light hops with a little hint of citrus on the finish. Not a very deep or complex flavor.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied with really light carbonation.

Drinkability – The flavor is just too light and flat for me to want to drink this.