Alaskan Winter Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pegasus:
4/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: The body is copper-colored with sharp clarity., crowned a large, show-white head, which retains quite well. The lacing is interesting in appearance, it leave a pattern that closely resembles a dusting of snow on a window pane. The carbonation is composed of numerous streams of small bubbles that drift lazily to the surface.
Aroma: Rich toasted bread notes vie with moderate hop aromas that seem to have a Noble component. There is also an aroma that I associate with spruce, although it could be the hops or a combination of both. In all, the aroma is a touch less sweeter than I would have expected from an Old Ale.
Taste: Opens with toasted malts, and a slight flush of sweet alcohol, soon followed by rather piney hops. The hops dominate, but the malt presence and hops carry throughout the taste, but in a supporting role to the dominant hops. There is a mild, lingering hop note at the end of the taste.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A very nice example. I have never really thought of visiting Alaska, but I think I might like to, just to check out the craft beer scene.
Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 15:43:20 | More by Pegasus
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