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Alaskan Imperial Winter Ale (Barrel Aged)


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Formerly brewed at Alaskan Brewing Company
Style: Old Ale
Juneau, Alaska USA


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Alaskan Oaked Winter Ale is brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale. Ale balancing the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean, crisp finish of noble hops. Its malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of a big winter beer. Aging on toasted French Oak add rich caramel and vanilla oak characters to the aroma and lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
On tap at Humpy’s. Amber color with a thin off white head. Light oaky nose with some fruitiness. Flavors of thin, buttery oak wood flavors. Some tart fruit, funk notes. I’m not sure that this beer was improved by the wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap @ Cafe Amsterdam. Pours a clear golden amber with a creamy dense white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, caramel and a bit of tree sap that I could have mistaken for resinous hops if I didn’t know better. Flavor is lots of vanilla and caramel with a smooth bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Medium body with mild carbonation and a long finish of vanilla. This is an excellent beer, to me it tastes very different from the regular Winter from Alaskan. Hope this makes an appearance every winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Hazy amber color/ off white head. Big spruce sap, juniper, vanilla wood aromas. Smooth medium body. Tasty evergreen tree sap, juniper berry, vanilla with sharp caramel and mild drying wood. very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
GABBF connoisseur session; after the Bourbon Smoked kicked, this one was a tasty follow up; light amber with foamy white head; oak, spruce, lemons and rich vanilla syrup; drinks creamy with sweet sugary flavors, vanilla cookies, earthy spruce; the vanilla and spruce go very well together; smooth finish with lingering sweetness; another one I hope to see again

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