Alaskan ESB - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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4.7/5 rDev +22.1%
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.
04-27-2014 18:59:13 | More by Foyle
3.76/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
04-09-2014 08:33:28 | More by vkv822
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
04-06-2014 18:35:44 | More by mnredsoxfan69
3.76/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
03-30-2014 22:25:39 | More by beergoot
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
03-27-2014 18:42:46 | More by ONovoMexicano
Alaskan ESB from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.