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Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

537 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 127
Gots: 150 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alaskan Barley Wine is a full bodied ale, deep mahogany in color and brewed with an array of complementing malts to achieve its high original gravity. Multiple hop additions in the boil and dry hopping during fermentation provide contrast to the big malt character resulting in the smooth balance that distinguishes this specialty brew. Like many fine wines, Alaskan Barley Wine may be aged in the bottle and gains deeper malt complexity and smoothness over time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-18-2007)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Malt sweetness and alcohol dominate the nose with hints of cola, sherry, and fruit.
Brilliant deep chestnut with a 1" off-white to tan head that quickly dissipates but leaves thin lace. Beer has some legs.
Palate begins sweet with sherry to port, hints of cola, light fruit, balanced on the end with a medium bitter hop accent. Good balance between the yeasty esters, malty sweetness, alcohol and hop bitterness.
The body is smooth, chewy, below average carbonation, warming with a hot alcohol burn.

pat61, Thursday at 05:22 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%

22oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: pours a deep copper with a tan head that rapidly dissipates. Fairly transparent with a good amount of bubbling within.

Smell: lots and lots of hops. Slight amount of booze.

Taste: fairly complex: notes of hops, kind of a caramel hint, some booziness, some brown sugar. Pretty darn nice.

Mouthfeel: sticky. Hoppy aftertaste.

Overall: very happy I picked this up. Really good overall.

don1481, Jun 28, 2014
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Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.