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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

551 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 129
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mbeerdino21, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JuanAlberto, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

gelasin, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mudboneINla, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

vermilcj, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JakeBarnett, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

threedaggers, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of don1481
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

MonkeyBread, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

barryjg, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

makeitavintage, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ONovoMexicano, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

WynnO, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

KShophead, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Yeti1979, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

brotherloco, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

SCZ, May 27, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

2010 bottle. Pours a rich deep mahogany brown with a cherry hue. Amazing head retention, great lacing, huge thick collar. Aroma is molasses, toffee, leather and earthy wood. Taste is bitter molasses, stale tobacco, vanilla and wet paper. Nice rich body and low carbonation. I believe this beer must have been left on the shelf in a high light area since 2010. It looked great, but the paper and tobacco really ruined the flavor.

mverity, May 25, 2014
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robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

memphischas, May 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.