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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

525 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 124
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2014 07:28:12 | More by archero
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-23-2014 04:26:38 | More by czillmer
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Danimal25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-06-2014 03:56:19 | More by Danimal25
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Unphased

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very interesting! Was expecting something totally different but was pleasantly surprised. I don't know if this follows strict barley wine guidelines but I thoroughly enjoyed. First taste was of the hops. Then everything else set in. Quite complex. I will look for this beer again. Found it on tap but would like to try in bottles..

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2014 22:26:35 | More by Unphased
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-03-2014 05:07:16 | More by SafeAtFirst
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jwswigs

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-26-2014 07:10:05 | More by jwswigs
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-26-2014 06:10:34 | More by 2beerdogs
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-25-2014 23:50:51 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-20-2014 06:11:54 | More by seangibbs60
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed this fine specimen of a beer at cellar temperature in my snifter.

This has a great, stunning, pure, deep, dark ruby color that matches the aurora illustrated on the label. The one-finger tan head dissipates to a nice frothy ring with a patch in the middle. Lovely.

It's aroma is a splendid mix of cherries, raisins, vanilla, caramel, and an accent of pine.

The taste is terrific and offers just what I like in an American barley wine: a harmonized balance of sweet caramel-like maltiness and bitter but juicy hoppiness. Some definite dark fruit flavors are there as well. The aftertaste has an awesome leathery, dank hoppiness to it.

As befits a barley wine, the feel is thick and substantial.

This is simply a superbly-brewed barley wine that's robust in all the right places.



Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:22:13 | More by Kuaff
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Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice. Purchased in October in Minneapolis and shipped home in luggage.

Complex aromas and tastes. An intense beer. Every bit a barley wine but one tilted towards the malt without enough hoppiness. Put this one in the cellar and try again later. 3.75

A – Pours beautiful clear amber with a small tan head that dissipates instantaneously to almost nothing. Some alcohol legs. 3.75

S – Malty, dark fruit, prunes, caramel, a whiff of whiskey, a tinch of spiciness, but all other tastes are overwhelmed by the beer’s malty richness. 4.5

T – Malty sweetness, raisins, alcohol (very evident but in a good way), some citrus tang in the finish, medium low bitterness. 3.75

MF – Warming with a touch of creaminess, full bodied with a semi-dry finish. A bit too hot in the finish for me. 3.75

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 02:12:04 | More by zeledonia
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.