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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Malty with roasted overtones, Alaskan ESB has a crisp finish and floral aroma resulting from premium Northwest hops.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2003
esb have never been my cup of tea to me they always taste like coffee and they are way to dark

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Pours with a frothy white head the quickly dissipates. Translucent amber. Malty,but lacking the sulfur, it has all the right malt and hops. Good ESB, Thanks Loweredsixth

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2003
A cherry amber with a small off-white head. Initial aroma is citrus(orange/grapefruit) that gives way to a fuggle hop aroma, caramel malts. A caramel taste with a musty hop, dry finish. A very good ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
(draft) Clear copper with small tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is earthy and mild sweet. Taste is earthy bitter, hint of floral. Nice earthy bitter finish. Light/medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Thin, off-white head that does not linger long. The beer has a deep, clear, ruby red color and a wonderful aroma of piney hops with just a bit of malty sweetness and a hint of caramel. Medium to full body with light carboantion, the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy right through to the finish. The flavor is malty up front with a touch of caramel and the finish is long and slightly bitter from the hops. Well balanced and very drinkable, this is very nice ESB.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Clear copper color,small tight tan head that had a decent staying power.Mild malt aroma with a light citrus hint and decent hop presence.The taste is mildly fruity at first then it changes to a semi-bitter hops taste,lightly spicy,with the after taste being mostly grapefruit and hops.Definately a good brew and very drinkable with just the right amount of everything IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Pretty glowing ruby/brown color with a nice beige head. The aroma was full of hops...citrus and floral tones...with some burnt caramel. The flavor was more sweet...caramel and malt. Crisp, clean feel with a semi-dry finish. Very enjoyable session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2003
I could certainly put a lot of this stuff down. Doughy/piney aroma with apricots. Beautiful appearance, nice finish. A bit of smokiness...this has it all. Could be my new go-to beer?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
citrus hop aroma, beautifully amber, watery and grainy with a slight hop bite

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Light garnet red in appearance with moderate cap of foam. Nose is not too pronounced; malty, nutty. Flavors are balances well, with some lactic taste, caramel, some nuttiness. Restrained overall and a less British approach to a bitter. Bitterness is evident in finish.


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