ESB
Alaskan Brewing Co.

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From:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
 
Alaska, United States
Style:
Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.64%
Ratings:
206
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 26, 2018
Added:
Aug 20, 2001
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  26
SCORE
86
Very Good
ESBESB
Notes: None
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3.56 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on May 26, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

The label for these was really similar to the oatmeal stout, except that was green. Pour was amber and copper in color, requisite 1/2" head, white. Aroma of grain and noble hops?

Taste, good stuff, toasted pale malt, bittering hops. Moderate bitterness. Mild pine and bread feel to it. Even a mild nutty feel. No yeast impact, this seems like a clean American version. I think its a decent esb interpretation through the American looking glass. Plenty of carbonation.

Dec 22, 2016
 
3.75 by Mtn from Texas on Feb 19, 2016
 
3.62 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Jun 04, 2015
 
3.83 by SCW from New York on Jun 02, 2015
 
4.25 by MisterKilderkin from California on May 08, 2015
 
3.57 by gouettn from Washington on Apr 19, 2015
 
3.75 by jrob21 from Georgia on Feb 02, 2015
 
4.19 by boodz85 from Pennsylvania on Feb 01, 2015
 
4 by Beer-Revelry from Texas on Jan 11, 2015
 
4 by ksolekjr from Minnesota on Dec 05, 2014
 
3.75 by spycow from Illinois on Nov 30, 2014
 
3.5 by Lifit from New Mexico on Nov 29, 2014
 
4 by Alpha309 from California on Nov 27, 2014
 
4 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Nov 24, 2014
 
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 20, 2014
 
4.8 by Myotus from Texas on Nov 11, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by moundbz from North Dakota

pleasant bitter, solid beer for me

Nov 01, 2014
 
3.75 by jemarent from Michigan on Oct 28, 2014
 
4 by yemenmocha from Arizona on Oct 21, 2014
 
3.25 by tastymug from Washington on Oct 19, 2014
 
 
 
3.5 by nicole309 from Alaska on Sep 07, 2014
 
3 by funkyaudio from Illinois on Sep 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park.
4.3 4 4 3.3
Red-amber; clear; very good tan head; excellent lacing.
Has a layered, appealing aroma that mixes sweet baked grains with herbal/floral hops.
Flavor: Given the aroma, there’s a rather bold hop note and lingering, moderately bitter aftertaste. Fruity and herbal.
Feel: Lively medium-high carbonation. Medium body.
O: bold and hoppy for style.

Aug 22, 2014
 
3.25 by LakerLeith from California on Aug 22, 2014
 
3.75 by MNBeer1017 from Minnesota on Aug 08, 2014
 
3.75 by codyb1991 from Washington on Aug 08, 2014
 
3.5 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jul 19, 2014
 
 
3.75 by Rootscipio from Texas on Jul 07, 2014
 
3.75 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Jul 07, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a sixer from BevMo back in late May for $7.49. Best before 050914...oh well.

Beer poured amber-orange with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is caramel, toasted malts, fruity.

Taste is toasted caramel malts that blend nicely with a juicy citrus hop. Finish is lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth. Carbonation is light.

Overall this is a delicious brew, one of the best if not the best i have tried in this style. It may be a bit dated now but i hope this is brewed nest spring!

Jun 29, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a fine one finger khaki head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and light biscuit malt, light earthy nuttiness. Flavor is biscuit malt, tea, faint citrus with a light grassy hop finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice light bitter with traditional tasting malt and a bit more hops than traditional, but without breaking character. A worthy domestic take on this style.

Jun 24, 2014
 
4 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Jun 22, 2014
 
3.75 by Turbo from Minnesota on Jun 16, 2014
ESB from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 206 ratings