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Alaskan ESB - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Iowacraft, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

IBUQT, May 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Shafaegalo, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

sloelco, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

RanchHand, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MTBrewr, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Foyle
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jameswoody, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

drinkAK, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Lagerquestrian, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

ToddKehoe, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cbcrunch, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Fabiand, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

J_Dub, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of vkv822
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Clear, coppery red with a foamy, faint beige head.

Malty, bready base, caramel notes, floral, herbal hop character.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done ESB. Delicious, malty base highlighted by a well done hop character.

vkv822, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Asics, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Mortarforker, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep red amber with 1 finger of moderately lasting foam. Nice lacing on the tulip glass.

The smell is lightly citrus, grapefruit especially.

There's a taste of dark malt buried under the strong grapefruit peel of the hops with a little bit of sweetness in there as well. Strongly bitter, long on the palate.

Good carbonation, not too fizzy, medium light to medium bodied.

Overall I rate it as good, but not great. I've tried it and can now move on to something else.

mnredsoxfan69, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

afsdan, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

zbooks, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MilkManX, Mar 31, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottling date on label: 11 031514

Clear, copper-colored body with a rich, thick head; gobs of lacing and sticky rings. Pine aroma; slightly spicy scent. Mild caramel flavor with a hint of tea-like astringency; smooth hop bitterness. Medium bodied; smooth and clean; dry finish.

A solid ESB with good balance and intriguing flavor combinations. Definitely malt forward and the hops do their job by nicely counterbalancing the grain sweetness. A solid, satisfying offering.

beergoot, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Eaglefan344, Mar 29, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A- dark amber color with slight carbonation. A finger thick head, light khaki-colored. Leaves some lacing and exhibits a good head-retention.

S- Piney, resinous hops blended with some bread and maltiness.

T- Earthy, grassy and floral, almost hay-like in the hop profile. Get some sweet malt, a hint of molasses, and some bread.

M- Pretty damn bitter, I'd say. Certainly towards the finish, an almost punishing bitterness lingers. It starts off much more mellow and works its way through a sweet, semi-creamy middle, before the hop blast. Pretty intense.

I am enjoying the beer and find it drinkable. I'd perhaps like a more pronounced aroma and malt presence, but the absence of these doesn't break the beer. It's good.

ONovoMexicano, Mar 27, 2014
Alaskan ESB from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.