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Alaskan ESB - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-20-2001

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Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 88
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from BevMo back in late May for $7.49. Best before 050914...oh well.

Beer poured amber-orange with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is caramel, toasted malts, fruity.

Taste is toasted caramel malts that blend nicely with a juicy citrus hop. Finish is lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth. Carbonation is light.

Overall this is a delicious brew, one of the best if not the best i have tried in this style. It may be a bit dated now but i hope this is brewed nest spring!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a fine one finger khaki head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and light biscuit malt, light earthy nuttiness. Flavor is biscuit malt, tea, faint citrus with a light grassy hop finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice light bitter with traditional tasting malt and a bit more hops than traditional, but without breaking character. A worthy domestic take on this style.

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Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.
Appearance: pours a 1" frothy cream colored head which recedes with plenty of lacing. Dark amber color and lots of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: very pleasant aroma of spicy hops, toffee, cinnamon, some fruit, and a malty backbone. Mouthfeel: fairly light and prickly mouthfeel, somewhat sticky on the palate.
Flavor: pine and citrus hops, raisin, toffee, whole wheat bread.
Overall: a very delicious smelling and tasting beer. Interesting American version of the classic English style.

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Alaskan ESB from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.