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Alaskan Billiken Bitter Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Billiken Bitter Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 2.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-25-2013)
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Photo of flagmantho


3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

I had this on-tap in an interesting Dogfish Head pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: medium orange with a moderate haze and a somewhat strong effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam. Spot-on for the style.

Smell: lightly sweet and bitter aroma. Nice, but a bit low-intensity.

Taste: sweet with a prickly, toasty malt character and some raspy, herbal hops. Bitterness is pretty high. I feel like this flavor profile isn't normally my bag, but that it's working very well here. Rough-around-the-edges, but better than the caramel-sweet examples of the style. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. Quite good.

Overall: perhaps nontraditional, but a good example of the style. I like it quite a lot.

11-21-2013 21:01:01 | More by flagmantho
Photo of BuzzLitebier


3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-21-2013 01:02:53 | More by BuzzLitebier
Photo of leedorham


4/5  rDev +2%

09-02-2013 15:53:12 | More by leedorham
Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%

Rough draft. Export series.

Off white beige head. Color is an amber copper.

Flavor reminds me a bit of furious. Very juicy in the hop profile. Grapefruit citrus.
Earthy and floral. Touch of pine. Very hoppy. Malt profile is really nice. A touch of bread and a touch of spice. Reminds me of rye.

Mouthfeel: bitter and smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall, I liked this much more than I expected I would.
Very flavorful and easy to drink. I recommend this one.

08-09-2013 17:37:25 | More by mothman
Photo of gatornation


4/5  rDev +2%

06-29-2013 23:26:52 | More by gatornation
Photo of Bitterbill


3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

A- pours a hazy deep amber, 1" head of foam, good lacing.

S- lots of citrus aromas, close to equal amount of malt...I get notes of bread and caramel. This smells GREAT.

T- starts off hoppy with notes of grapefruit, a bit of pine, moves to an earthy malt character, some bread, not much carmel malt sweetness that I think, would be more to my liking. Especially for the style.

M- medium for both the body and the carbonation.

O- an enjoyable brew but I think a stronger malt profile would give me what I hoped for. Definitely worthy of a try.

05-25-2013 15:26:48 | More by Bitterbill
Alaskan Billiken Bitter Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.