Hair6a11 (1371) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden amber with a modest fine bubbled khaki head in this dimpled mug; This is a brew that is slightly nutty on the nose; there is some sweet bread - and the syrup comes through - Dunno if I’ve had birch syrup before. Out of the gate there is a hint of metallic - there are more bready malts, more caramel sweetness with a bit of nuttiness ; the birch syrup is fairly heavy - this one is perhaps overly sweet; thankfully I have a sweet tooth here.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"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."
fitwitchik (360) - USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cernjoh (140) - Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
Beerman6686 (4575) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
gopherfan99 (557) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours brown with a tan head. Can definitely taste the syrup in the beer. Okay beer.
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (5894) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Syzzer (592) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.