Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -19.9%
Clear copper-colored brew in the Ciney snifter with plenty of suds in the mouth, but short-lived head in the glass. Aroma of herbal hops. Rich, rather sweet concoction with a spicy edge and an insistent malted milk taste. The flavor of slightly burnt raisin toast comes to mind.
This stuff just stays sweet from start to finish. It's a pleasant grainy, malty brew with an over-abundance of caramel. Some bitterish hops emerge for the finish. Rather leafy and a little dank for a winter brew. I had a Sierra Nevada Celebration on tap yesterday, which sets a better standard with more aromatic hops and less sugar.
From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.
02-18-2014 06:57:10 | More by mactrail
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
A - Pours a dark cloudy amber - not quite brown - with a disappointingly thin, almost-white head.
S - Sweet malts, a little caramel and chocolate, booze. A little dark fruitiness. Simple but pleasant.
T - Very sweet up front and on the way down. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee and a little chocolate, much like the nose. A small hop bite comes through towards the end. The aftertaste starts out fairly malty and slightly metallic, almost like a lager, eventually leaving a little bitterness.
M - A little too flat and syrupy for my liking.
O - A very sweet, pleasant enough Christmas ale. A little one dimensional. Nice, but nothing special.
12-03-2013 05:45:02 | More by dc87
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
12oz into my trusty tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a frothy beige head some decent lacing.
Aroma is caramel and toffee, brown sugar and some floral hops in the back. Barleywine-ish.
Taste is nicely warm and round. Plenty of malt with some bright spiciness and a clean bitter finish. Falls somewhere between a session barleywine and an imperial amber ale. Drinkable.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and balanced. Good carbonation.
Overall a decent winter warmer, perhaps lacking in the complexity department but enjoyable enough for a cold November evening.
11-19-2013 06:53:08 | More by draheim
Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.