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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber/copper coloured, small head. Aroma is American hops, just lovely in this one. Flavour is grassy, caramellish and very dry. Aftertaste is hayish and grassy hops. Boring, if compared to the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at Alaska Lodge (Sea-Tac Airport)
Dark amber color with compact head. Smell of cleaning products (the glass?) and some nice caramel. Strong caramel flavor with a mild animal component. Strong bitterness. Not really an ESB, more an American thing; not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber color, small tan head. bready, hoppy, quite APA/IPA-like aroma. Very malty, a bit of citrus, then burst of hoppy bitterness. not similar to English ESB - really American version. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice balance of hops and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a large creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, florals, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11556) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Aroma of floral hop and malt. Seems balanced. Red copper color with a light beige head. It seems to lace. As the glass approaches the nose, the malt aroma dominates. A strong carbonation. Then roasted, but not dark, malt overwhelms things. Ends a bit watery and malty sweet. But when the malty sweetness drains away, there is some noticeable hop bitterness. I don’t think it’s balanced, but there is interplay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12oz bottle-trade with SHIG thanks!-had this at the brewery about 3 years before I started rating, so glad to get this one under my belt as a rate and SHIG is convincing me to return to Alsaka for a 3rd trip. Lt tan-copper. A-pine/some citrus, lt malt. T-herbal/pine hops, lt/med malt-toasty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Bottle poured a dark amber with an amber head. Aromas of toffee,citrus, and dark bread. Palate was medium bodied and slightly dry. Flavors of roasted malt, citrus, and some floral notes with a slightly astringent dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small white rocky head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apples and roasted vegetables. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; husky grain and sour yeast flavor. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a metallic, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Bottle... Clear amber ale with an American iced tea nose and flavor. Minor notes of clover honey and chicken broth in the floral aroma with a whisper of light molasses. Malty, but well-balanced flavor thanks to generous hopping. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Not one of my favorite styles, but this is a qualtiy brew. The Alaskan brewing company hasn’t failed me yet. Mad props go out to darkelf for the bottle!


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