Alaskan Birch Bock (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -4.7%
Lovely dark amber in the tall glass. Standard foam and lacing. Quite winey and strong tasting. Sweet and reminiscent of maple syrup, which is apparently the birch flavor instead.
Slightly odd, though fairly likable. There must be a fair amount of hops in the mix. Ends with a bittersweet taste. A little of the cardboard nose. Fruity with persimmons and carrot cake. There is some familiar yet elusive flavor going on, and I finally remember Manischewitz blackberry wine, which would be considerably cheaper than this stuff if anyone if keeping score.
22 oz bottle from Bottlecraft in San Diego.
03-20-2012 05:51:00 | More by mactrail
2.8/5 rDev -22.2%
served on-tap at the Overlook Bar & Grill at Denali Park.
the beer appears a chestnut brown color with amber highlights. Clear, with very little head, just a few bubbles. Aroma is sweet, definitely has the smell of birch in there.
Taste is odd. Nice and malty with minimal hopping, just like a bock, but the addition of the birch flavor just doesn't jive. Body is a bit sticky and thick.
Overall, it's a nice experiment, with a nod to a local ingredient. But one pint is enough for me.
08-30-2011 02:50:16 | More by jmdrpi
Alaskan Birch Bock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.