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Alaskan ESB - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-20-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Bighuge:
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a nice shade of scarlet red. A small creamy beige head recedes to a thin coating in seconds. Lacing is adequate. The aroma is about half and half between piney hop notes and caramel/biscuity malt tones. This beer displays some nice balance for the style and types of hops utilized (Centennial and Cascade). Hops impart some bitterness, piney tones and some rind qualities to a lesser degree. Malt provides a beautiful underlying and balance in this beer. Although bread like and doughy at times, the malt profile is primarily caramel. And very nice. Beautiful smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low. Drinkability is high. It's been months since I tried a beverage from Alaskan and they have picked up right where they left off (in my mind). Very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2002 18:16:56 | More by Bighuge
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Alaskan ESB from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.