Drink Alaskan White

Alaskan White


Relevant Links:
Alaskan White (Alaskan Brewing Co. Website)
Alaskan White
Alaskan White Ale (RateBeer.com)

20121103:
[20121118]
I wrote: "Alaskan White smells light and tasty. Very drinkable. Refreshing." 6:15PM ET

Website Information:
ALASKAN WHITE,
WHEAT ALE

STYLE:
Alaskan White Ale is based on a Belgian-style witbier, literally translated to "white beer." White beers, or "witbieren," are named for the suspended wheat proteins creating a cloudy appearance in this unfiltered beer.

FLAVOR PROFILE:
Alaskan White Ale has a soft, slightly sweet base with the unique spice aroma of coriander and crisp, citrus finish of orange peel. A light and effervescent body combined with the smooth palate creates a complex and delicate beer that is deliciously refreshing in any season.

HISTORY:
Popular in late 18th century Belgium before the universal use of hops as a bittering agent, Witbieren were traditionally flavored with coriander, citrus and a secret spice known only to the brewer. Alaskan Brewing recreates this historic style with Alaskan White Ale.

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

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The crisp flavor of Alaskan White Ale pairs well with spicy foods and lighter fare including fresh salads and grilled shrimp or halibut.

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL:
Polar bears are native to the Arctic Ocean and can be found traversing through the snow, ice and open waters along the northern coastlines of Alaska. Although closely related to the brown bears of Alaska, the polar bear is classified as a marine mammal adapted to the icy climate of the Arctic. Alaskan White Ale toasts this extraordinary bear and its place at the top of the world.

AWARDS:
2011 Los Angeles County Fair Bronze Medal Herb and Spice Beer
2011 Denver Intl Beer Competition Bronze Medal Witbiers
2010 Great Arizona Beer Festival Third Place Best of Festival
2009 European Beer Star Award Silver Medal Herb and Spice Beer
2009 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal Belgian Witbier
2009 West Coast Brew Fest Bronze Medal Wheat Beer

SPECIFICATIONS:
Original Gravity: 1.048
ABV 5.3%
Bitterness: 15 IBU
Color: 7 SRM

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