Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)
BA SCORE
89.8%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 616 ratings
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alaskan Barley Wine is a full bodied ale, deep mahogany in color and brewed with an array of complementing malts to achieve its high original gravity. Multiple hop additions in the boil and dry hopping during fermentation provide contrast to the big malt character resulting in the smooth balance that distinguishes this specialty brew. Like many fine wines, Alaskan Barley Wine may be aged in the bottle and gains deeper malt complexity and smoothness over time.

Added by John_M on 03-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
616
Liked:
553
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
9.4%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
154
Trade:
10
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow.

Alaskan Amber was the beer that introduced me to craft beer back in the early 90's. Over the years, I have moved on and very rarely will drink the beer that helped me make the jump. I did try their smoked porter several years ago, but for the most part I didn't drink very much Alaskan beer in recent years.

The other day, I stopped in at Uber in Seattle, and they had this on tap so I decided to give it a try. It pours a dark brown with a good head with reasonable retention considering this is a very big beer. As far as the smell and taste go, it is a sweet beer, and shows it, but it isn't cloying.

This is a really impressive beer. I've recently seen that it is available in bottles, so I'll be enjoying this one at home.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 2008 bottle, room temperature.

A deep ruby red, dusk over the ocean and long lost jewelry, this beer glows under its white head. Aroma pops with caramel, hints of banana and dried fruits, dark burnt sugars and earthy malts. Fuck, this smell is perfect. I am enamored, and then I taste. Sweet and thick, no hops to speak of, just a warming swell of grains and melanoidin sugars. Hints of yeast, earth, banana, smoke and plums all greet the tongue, the beer just rolls.

Carbonation is perfect, bouncing the robust liquid across the mouth. It is a big beer, and thats the only hinderance to this nearly perfect score. I am in love, and this beer is the one who earned it.

Alaskan- I regret ever making fun of you. Three cheers.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Red, purple highlights, big head, good lacing. Basically perfect looking.

Smell: Very nice dark fruits, more caramel in later sniffs.

Taste: Dark fruit, rich darker caramel, hint of citrus. Very balanced and very tasty. Awesome.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Feels great, no alcohol burn, extremely tasty.

Wow, this beer is off-the-charts good in my book. I usually like to age barleywines but this one would not last in my fridge. Just excellent look and taste. Highly recommended!

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Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.8% out of 100 with 616 ratings
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