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Alaskan Pilot Series: Birch Bock



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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Alaskan Birch Bock is made from glacier-fed water, a blend of Pacific Northwest hop varieties, premium two-row and specialty malts and birch syrup from the Alaska Birch Syrup Company and Kahiltna Birchworks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a nice beer, sweetened with birch syrup ala perserverance ale (and life and limb). without the honey that was also present in perserverance, this beer is not AS sweet, though still leaning that way as a malt-heavy style with syrup added. but it’s not overdone, and you get the sense that under the syrup addition, which was quite nice in the nose and flavor, that this would make a damn fine doppelbock on it’s own. well done - a nice treat."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from a bomber purchased last year into an Alaskan Brewery Pilot Series Pint glass purchased from Alaskan Brewery a reddish copper with minimal head. Aroma sugared malt slight birch. Flavor is subtle grassy caramel. Reminds me of a caramel with slight lemon like citrus. This is the second time to have this brew the first being over a year ago which I thought was overly tart almost thin. Age definitely gelled the essence of this brew. A thick luscious brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (181) - Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle purchased in May of 2013. Tasted August 17, 2014. Aroma is of caramel and birch. Appearance is slight cloudy golden orange with a one finger light tan head that dissipates rapidly. Taste is of a rich caramel with a slight birch and grass (hop) presence. A very good balance of flavors. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous with a good level of carbonation. This aged well and is one of those beers that gets much better with age. An excellent beer worth buying and sitting on about a year or so. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, dates, and figs. Flavor of caramel, birch syrup, toffee, brown sugar, and raisins.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (6051) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
This one poured a murky light borwn with a white head. Aroma was of stale malt and not reallyu anything else. Falvor was oxidized and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with a tan head. Can definitely taste the syrup in the beer. Okay beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (7732) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Alaskan needs to stop making bocks, all of them are so bad .. . some sweet maple and dirty brown gravy powder .. . empty mouth .. . the label is the best thing about this beer .. . . Found 4 unopened beers under my bed, so clearly I have my shit together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Clear amber cioolor with light tan head. Big dark bread, dark fruit, malty sweet, lagered caramel aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice dark bread, lagered sweet caramel, sweet dark fruit flavors- smooth easy finish--no hint of the 8.5%abv---good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
6-4-12 on tap @ Ventis: Light brown color, nice malty aroma. Slight carbonation, Solid malt body. Alcohol detected. 20 IBU, 8.5% ABV 9.03BD, 8.35Ben taste the malt, smell the alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
7th November 2012
Light haze on this amber - brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate with a crispy trailing edge. Smooth and creamy malt that is also sweetish. Floral sweetness, especially on the back end. Mild minerals. Finishes semi dry with a whisper of bubblegum. Aftertaste is of malty milk and a trace of marmite. Hangs together quite well.

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