Alaskan Billiken Bitter Ale - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2013 21:01:01 | More by flagmantho
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.91/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-09-2013 17:37:25 | More by mothman
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: growler
05-25-2013 15:26:48 | More by Bitterbill
Alaskan Billiken Bitter Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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