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style
RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malty with roasted overtones, Alaskan ESB has a crisp finish and floral aroma resulting from premium Northwest hops.

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3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber/copper coloured, small head. Aroma is American hops, just lovely in this one. Flavour is grassy, caramellish and very dry. Aftertaste is hayish and grassy hops. Boring, if compared to the aroma.

3.5
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at Alaska Lodge (Sea-Tac Airport)
Dark amber color with compact head. Smell of cleaning products (the glass?) and some nice caramel. Strong caramel flavor with a mild animal component. Strong bitterness. Not really an ESB, more an American thing; not bad.

3.7
TBone (18042) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber color, small tan head. bready, hoppy, quite APA/IPA-like aroma. Very malty, a bit of citrus, then burst of hoppy bitterness. not similar to English ESB - really American version. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice balance of hops and malts.

3.8
jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Beautiful light red pour in glass. Beer is sweet and slightly bitter. Pleasant finish. Rated 8/14/02

3.3
bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Aroma of floral hop and malt. Seems balanced. Red copper color with a light beige head. It seems to lace. As the glass approaches the nose, the malt aroma dominates. A strong carbonation. Then roasted, but not dark, malt overwhelms things. Ends a bit watery and malty sweet. But when the malty sweetness drains away, there is some noticeable hop bitterness. I don’t think it’s balanced, but there is interplay.

3.2
Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Bottle poured a dark amber with an amber head. Aromas of toffee,citrus, and dark bread. Palate was medium bodied and slightly dry. Flavors of roasted malt, citrus, and some floral notes with a slightly astringent dry finish.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
(draft) Clear copper with small tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is earthy and mild sweet. Taste is earthy bitter, hint of floral. Nice earthy bitter finish. Light/medium body.

3.3
crossovert (13727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft. Its an ESB gone american. Not particularly special but quite solid and drinkable.

2.9
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small white rocky head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apples and roasted vegetables. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; husky grain and sour yeast flavor. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a metallic, bitter finish.

3.5
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Sample in the Alaskan tap room. This brew is a lightly hazed copper color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Hops, citrus and earthy malt aroma. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with hops, caramel and biscuity malt flavors. The finish is hoppy and lingering, with a touch of sweetness in the mix. Above average overall.


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