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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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No, there isn’t any birch syrup in the brew. A Best Bitter with the bold, citrus-like flavors of Centennial and Cascade hops. Each keg is dry-hopped to give the additional nose that will satisfy any hop-head. This is very much a “session beer,” with a an ABV of around 4.5%. It is truly the signature beer of the brewmaster.

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3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a hazy amber color with a slight bubbly head. The aroma had some cracker to bready malt up front and a light citrusy to bitter piney hoppiness ever so subtle in the background. The flavor yielded to the malts decently. Birch taste comes out here. Quick crackery malt aftertaste. Cracker and birch in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a subdued carbonation about it. ABV felt right. Overall, as a Bitter it works, but the birch is really only tasted. Never smelled it, no matter how many times I had it. Perhaps again, as it’s decent for the style.

3.4
furthur (1225) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Draft sample at brewery hazy amber beer, slight bubbly head. Aroma malt and citrus. Taste is malt, citrus rind, orange, grapefruit. Palate is light, carbonation subdued. Finish is hoppy dry.

2.9
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Draft: Poured a hazy orange with white head. Aroma slight birch. Taste is bitter and dull.

3.4
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
[Tap] Had at a restaurant in Homer. Pours a bright golden color with a small white head. Floral hop aroma includes mild pine as well. Crisp and mild hoppy taste is of lemongrass, citrus zest and light herbs. Highly carbonated. Better body than one may expect from a low ABV beer. Fresh and crisp tasting. Nicely sessionable for sure.

4
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 16, 2011
On draught at Humpies - Anchorage. Pours a dense gold with slight white head and lace. hoppy flavor and bitterness throughout. medium body. Fairly mellow brew.

3.3
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Sobe bottle filled from the brewery. Orange/gold with an off white head. Smooth bitter hop aroma with a roasted malt base. Bitterness that is balanced with a sweet malty flavor. Medium body, average carbonation and a long bitter finish.

3.2
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Burnt toast malts, kinda peppery. Hoppy, dry finish that goes on and on. Good session beer. Bonus point to overall for the reused Sobe bottle.

3.2
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
22-Jan-08 (Draft: Duggan’s Waterfront Pub in Homer, AK) Very light and grainy malts and mild English hop aromas greet the nose, and though the beer has a nice overall aroma, there’s not enough of it. On the palate, the pale malt backbone isn’t grainy or caramely. Hops are moderately bitter, but are at the forefront and have a bright finish. Light-medium body, but wonderfully crisp and clean with a long-lasting bitterness. Medium carbonation. Golden in color and fairly hazy. An off-white head pours to half an inch before settling to a think layer, leaving lots of patchy lace on the glass. My first beer from this brewery and it’s a nice one.

3.7
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
had during a trip to alaska. grapefruit aroma and taste since it was dominated by hops. ordered it right away when some old people next to me said they did not care for it.

3.7
jsquire (4559) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
On tap at Humpy’s. Deep golden color with a sparse white head. The aroma was mostly orange peel hoppiness. Flavors of orange peel, pine, grapefruit and some peach. This was a good session beer and went well with the halibut burger.


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