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Alaskan Bitter Billiken Ale


Formerly brewed at Alaskan Brewing Company
Juneau, Alaska USA
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB | Ratings: 14 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 5.7%
Bitter Billiken Ale is a medium-bodied, deceptively-sessionable ale brewed as an Americanized version of the classic English Best Bitter style. Slightly darker than the traditional Best Bitter, the Billiken glows a rich chestnut color, echoing the complex and European-focused malt flavors. Nutty, toasted almond, biscuity, and toffee malt flavors flirt with hints of wheat and chocolate. Fruity hop aroma and flavor with notes of mango, tropical fruit, strawberry and subtle resin is imparted by hearty dry-hopping using several U.S. hop varieties, including Simcoe, Bravo and El Dorado—a new hop variety harvested for the first time in 2010. The result is a quick burst of hop fruitiness, aroma and flavor that does not overwhelm the complex malt flavor.

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Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

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resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

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dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

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alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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