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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bomber from Bottleworks. Very slightly hazy orange-light amber pour with a short yellowish head leaving moderate lace and decent retention. Nose is spicy, malty and boozy. Medium-heavy body with light carbonation. Caramel, birch (very light), honey, and wood. Finish is sweet, but not as sweet as the body. I like this and commend Alaskan for going easy on the birch. Slightly sticky, but really good.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with a tan head. Can definitely taste the syrup in the beer. Okay beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (571) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
This was fine (italicize fine) but below expectations. Amber where I would have preferred this a little darker, caramelly and a bit syrupy (for flavor) where it needs a little something more. Doesn’t hit the strengths of a German doppelblock; more a bock than a doppelbock. Still, was easy drinking enough and has some interest and layers. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (529) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bomber. Poured a clear amber with a thin white top. Flavors of sweet malts, caramel, syrup, and dark fruit. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall: malty goodness!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (338) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle at a tasting. Aroma: Nice caramel and cookie scent. Appearance: Dark amber body, spare head. Taste: Buttery toffee! Delicious stuff. Palate: Full body, kind of sticky. Overall: What a treat! It’s like butter toffee and cookies in a bottle. Definitely recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Poured a thin head on a cloudy light brown colored body. The aroma is dry wood and dark malt. Interesting. The taste is wonderful. It’s fairly sweet overall, but less "annoying sweet" than most doppelbocks. There’s definitely a syrup flavor with a background of dry malt sweetness. The texture is slightly sticky with moderate carbonation. Well worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, dark reddish appearance with a light brown head that doesn’t have much retention. A bit smoky, thick molasses, goopy sweet malty, a bit nutty, maple aroma. Fairly sweet, maple, caramel, big sappy molasses, slightly fruity, burnt flavor. A bit big on booze and sweetness, but still pretty tasty.


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