Alaskan ESB | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan ESBAlaskan ESB

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 08-20-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 87
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Alaskan ESB from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 205 ratings