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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

KShophead, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Yeti1979, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

brotherloco, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SCZ, May 27, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -28.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

PappyVans, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

memphischas, May 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 Bottling poured into a snifter at cellar temperature
A - Pours a deep amber color with a single finger of quickly dissipating beige head.
S - Very hoppy on the nose with a small amount of malt in the background. The hops have a slight sour note to them.
T - Bitter up front with a malty middle and a crisp dry finish.
M - Moderately mouth coating with a medium amount of carbonation.
O - A very hop heavy barley wine. More of a double IPA than a barley wine. If you like over the top Northwest style IPAs then this is for you. If you like English style barley wines avoid this one.

kdahnke123, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

muraco3, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jvillefan, Apr 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Disease, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

deadliest, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

andrenaline, Apr 20, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -57.7%

bkeller04, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Fabiand, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

KAF, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

afsdan, Apr 06, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2011

A: poured into a snifter to a deep mahogany with some red hues and a finger and a half of dense light tan head that fades to a small pool that leaves some lacing
S: smells of caramel, toffee, and whispers of hops with a slight floral, pine and citrus aroma
T: taste is caramel, toffee, faded citrus and pine from the hops, a bit floral but a lot of sweetness from the malts. swallow is lingering sweetness with caramel, slight chocolate and some citrusy hop flavors.
M: this beer is smooth and full bodied with soft carbonation and a clean finish
O: This beer is fantastic. The hops are pretty faded and the nose I was getting off the pour was just straight aromatic hops but once the beer settled a minute it was almost all gone. This beer has aged very gracefully and there isn't the slightest hint of oxidation.

SHODriver, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Erik-P, Mar 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Jameswoody, Mar 30, 2014
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.