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Alaskan Pilot Series: Barley Wine Ale

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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Alaskan Barley Wine has been produced in limited edition vintages each year since its introduction in 2003. A big beer for big winters, this brew has garnered a steady following in Alaska. Bottled for the first time in 2007, the balanced flavor collaboration between hops, malt and high alcohol showcases the barley wine style, winning first place at the 2007 Toronado Barley Wine Festival and bronze at the 2008 World Beer Cup.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2015
From my backlogg: Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Clear deep amber beer with an beige head. Fruity caramel dark fruits brown sugar aroma. Fruity caramell dark fruits brown suga dark bread flavour. I loved this barley wine :-)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle @ Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015. Brown with a small brown head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish. Nice !

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Light brownish pour with small lacings. Nose is boozy, red apples and caramel. Taste is malty sweet, caramel, toffee and some booze.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg AR: sugar cake, rasins, pruns AP: thick liquid -ambery, wee head F: rich carbonation, sugercake, syrup, rasins

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Copper with off white beige head. Raisin, figs, malt, vinous with some oak and vanilla. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation,

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2283) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2011 bottle that has been chillin’ in my cellar. Dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Massive toffee and caramel nose - really nice. Nice mouthfeel - but but not overpowering. Very little hop presence, lots of malty goodness. No alcohol heat in the finish - very smooth. Yummy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG-15 Deep Amber with almost no head. Sweet and vinous with toffee and dried figs. Smooth mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Clear deep Amber/brown beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Fruity caramel aroma, raisins, figs, toffee, brown sugar notes. Fruity toffee flavor, caramel, raisins, figs, brown sugar, warming alcohol, some dark bread. Good barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2015
barley wine bottle share on 1/31, 2008 vintage. What a away to finish the night. Pours beautiful orange-red with thin white head, aroma has awesome notes of rich caramel, toffee, vanilla, some candied fruit, sticky honey, and some slight bread notes. Perfectly aged barley-wine. Taste is sweet and sticky caramel, vanilla, toffee, honey with some slight bitter hay and grass, finishing dry and slightly sweet.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (474) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
2013 edition bomber. Aroma is barley wine with lots of yeast present. Appearance is brown with a tan head. Taste is a smooth barley wine flavor that is not over powering. Not boozy, just right. Overall, a well aged barley wine. Will buy and age again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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