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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (501) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 30, 2012
Pours orangish amber, with very little head. Not much aroma. Taste is slightly sweet and malty, but overall I really like it. Thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert. Pours dark copper-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, syrup, toast, and a little wood. Thereís definitely syrup in the taste, though fortunately it isnít as sweet as Iíd expected. Beyond that, itís a medium-full, sticky, not so boozy, pretty well-balanced doppelbock. Short sticky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeattleSwede (1) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
A surprisingly tasty bock. I had it on draft on the Taphouse and ended up getting a growled of it to take home.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2012
Way too sweet. Looked and smelled nice. Nice carbing but the sweetness was gaggy. Thank goodness for a little belly warming otherwise I wouldnít recommend it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle: poured a clear red brown with huge creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity and malt. Taste is sweet malt, stick wood, and fruit. Finished sticky and barkish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenhorn1 (781) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours amber, thin head and big slow moving bubbles. Nose is malty. Flavor is very sweet, almost too much. I can taste some hints of syrup and vanilla. Might be good with pancake batter... Itís texture on the tongue is somewhat thick like syrup. Not bad but just too sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012
The pour is a translucent, deep crimson color with a fairly small, beige, pillowy head which is completely diminishing and leaves no lace. The nose is fairly bland for the style; buttery, minerally, caramelly, slight raisin, and some maple. The flavor is richer, caramel and maple are prominent, slight raisin, some vanilla, and mineral notes. The palate is less than lively, medium, somewhat creamy, and crisp. The finish carries some minerally bitterness but still caramelly rich, some earth, and vanilla. The richness seemed a little labored and the complexity was minimal for a beer of this strength. The palate was conflicting for a doppel and the appearance was barely adequate. I have had much better from the pilot series from Alaskan.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
Nice dark amber, big caremal head. Tangy spicy nose. Attack is a bit sweet. Finish is muddy. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. This beer is kind of stinky. The birch syrup is there (whatever that smells like--I imagine itís similar to maple syrup? Coz thatís what Iím smelling), along with what smells like cinnamon bread (possibly the birch syrup again), booze. Smells astringent. Pours hazy orange with a medium collapsing beige head; it falls into a skiff and collar of foam after a few minutes. The taste is thankfully an improvement over the aroma. Itís sweet and meaty with faint bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is pretty soft and it has a creamy mouthfeel. Itís alright once you get past the aroma. Re-examine: this beer gets a lot better after it warms up. The astringency in the aroma fades quite a bit, leaving a decent--if still slightly astringent--smelling beer. The harshness subsides and it becomes much more drinkable. Let it breathe. I originally had the aroma at a score of 4 and the overall at 14.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2012
On tap at Chuckís. Pours a clear amber color with about half a finger of quickly clearing head. Smell is lagery, bit doughy, a bit earthy. Taste is dry and crisp, a bit of natural flavors, almost spicy. Drinkable. Decent.


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