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Flagship Red Alt Ale - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Flagship Red Alt AleFlagship Red Alt Ale

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-30-2002)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.49/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy red body.
The aroma is lemon, orange and grain.
The taste has moderate lemon bitterness, earthy fruit and mild honey sweet ending.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
A fine beer, nothing special but tasty with an alt style to it.

01-16-2014 01:18:24 | More by Fatehunter
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appenzeller

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%

Pours a reddish amber, thin head and little lacing. Aroma is malt forward. Tastes of caramel, apple, white grapes. Mouthfeel is fairly light, almost watery, refreshing. Drinkability is above average for the style. This beer is fine, nothing remarkable but neither is there anything particularly flawed with it. It's just an everyday decent beer.

08-09-2010 06:08:43 | More by appenzeller
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HugePlume

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12oz bottle pouted into a pint glass.

A- Pours with a nice 1 finger dusty tan head. Decent retention but very good lacing. Visually appealing beer.

S- Complex aroma of doughy sweet malt and earthy hops. A fun one to sniff out the different essences.

T- Dissapoints a little here. Its complex but I struggled to appreciate the balance of malt and hops. They seemed to fight one another. Slightly bitter, wet finish.

M- Good carbonation, a little watery.

D- Looked promising at first but couldn't pull it off as far as I'm concerned. Was OK, and I'll probably try it again to make sure my opinions are founded, but it was not an ace for me.

02-28-2011 00:54:14 | More by HugePlume
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-14-2013 05:19:24 | More by jaydoc
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compass40204

Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours a nice coppery color with a modest, off-white head. A tip of the glass and the lace sticks tenaciously to the sides. Smells a bit musty, with some slight grain. I'm not very impressed with the aroma, but it looks good in the glass. First sip is crisp and has a decent bit of bitterness. It's not a hop-forward beer, but has a good hop character that slightly edges out the malt flavors. The finish leans toward sweet malt. Drinking it reveals that the lacing is indeed quite tenacious, impressively so. Highly drinkable, with a medium body and carbonation. A very good sessionable beer. I'm not a big fan of red ales, but I'd certainly drink this one again.

07-08-2011 01:32:13 | More by compass40204
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -11.6%

Thanks to Beertunes for this one.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a crystal clear deep amber/red color, a vigerous pour yields about one fingers worth of off white head. The head recedes quickly leaving behind spotty lacing.

The aroma is sweet and malty, with a sharp fruity quality. Slightly pungent, with a hint of alcohol. A spicy hop character mingles well with the fruity sweetness.

The taste follows suit with the aroma, fairly sweet and malty, with a sharp fruity bite. The hops are nearly imperceptible, lending just the slightest bit of spicy bitterness to the mix. Carbonation seems just a bit high. The beer is medium bodied and finishes dry with a slight alcohol burn.

Overall, I think this is a decent beer, for an American style Alt. The beer is just a little too sweet, and is lacking the bready/biscuity malt presence that most German versions of the style have.

07-27-2011 02:03:53 | More by CBlack85
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Gusler

Arizona

3.45/5  rDev 0%

The beer pours a crystalline red to brown color, persuasive head, and the lace in nice sized sheets that cling to the glass. Nose is mostly malt, clean and fresh, lightly fruit sweet, with a start that is sweet malt, top skimpy, perky hop spicy bite, middling on the carbonation, the aftertaste dry, a drinkable, clean and a decent beer.

11-19-2002 06:40:14 | More by Gusler
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jnoelani

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2012 05:02:38 | More by jnoelani
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marc77

California

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%

Perfectly red in color-- the lager - like clarity is indicative of ample cold conditioning. The head is a bit too thin for an alt, but it does manage to leave a Belgian lace. Smooth roasted malt notes are dominate the aroma, but the Hallertauer hop nose adds an additional dimension. Flagship is very clean overall in flavor profile. As expected in an alt there is no fruitiness whatsoever contributed by the yeast. The hop bitterness is crisp, clean and fairly assertive considering this isn't a particularly big beer. A bready, slight toasted Munich malt flavor can be discerned and is quite pleasant. The finish is dry and clean. Flagship Red Alt is a tasty and drinkable beer. There's lots of malt flavors and a firm but clean hop bitterness. It's definitely a good and true to style Dusseldorf Alt.

03-30-2002 22:25:55 | More by marc77
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -13%

08-08-2013 16:05:19 | More by Smurf2055
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

Hazy amber with orange red tint. Good looking head and lace.

The aroma of malts,dates and fruit. Hint of grains with hops.

The taste begins with a caramel tone followed by malts,citrus/fruit,toasty notes and figs.

The feel is medium body,dry finish and medium carbonation.

Notes: I am not inclined to usually buy this style and I while I can not say it is my preference I will say it was a decent beer.Very malty and well balanced.

07-05-2009 23:41:51 | More by Lexluthor33
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sukwonee

Washington

3/5  rDev -13%

07-05-2014 23:25:17 | More by sukwonee
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SodoSyco

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%

A- Kinda reddish amber.

S- A little spicey and citrusy. I really like the smell of it.

T- Pretty much straight foward but has a bit of bite to it. Slightly metallic in a good way.

D- Pretty smooth but not all that smooth.

Over all I like this one and would defniately drink more of it.

10-15-2010 00:02:05 | More by SodoSyco
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Moderate carbonation & head, caramel color. Okay mix of hops and malt. Finish is a spicy hop. The abv is 5.2%.

04-25-2002 15:47:15 | More by jdhilt
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jreitman

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%

Nice red/amber color with good carbonation. White/tan tangy head that rides the glass all the way to the bottom. Hints of fruit and berries in the nose. Nice malt character with faint fruit undertones. Slight burnt character. Nice crisp finish. The more I drank, the more I enjoyed it.

05-05-2002 20:17:57 | More by jreitman
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-31-2013 19:22:48 | More by Zach122
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2014 07:15:06 | More by bernat1971
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flagmantho

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%

Had on-tap at the Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: murky red amber hue with one finger of creamy ivory head. Looks appetizing.

Smell: sweet malt with bright citrusy hops. A little one-dimensional, but quite good within that dimension.

Taste: malt is complex with some dry character and some sweet. Hops are citrusy and floral but this beer is not particularly bitter. I still rather like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with good carbonation leading to a nicely creamy texture.

Drinkability: tasty and drinkable. Maritime Pacific rarely dissapoints me.

07-20-2010 15:06:45 | More by flagmantho
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HopHead84

California

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%

Received as an extra in a trade with Cannabanaceae. Poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is dark red with a one finger white head. It quickly recedes and there is a very small amount of lacing.

The aroma is your typical Alt. Toasted, bready malt with some sweet sugar. The flavor is bready, sugary malt, with a hint of citrus and spices. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish, which is slightly bitter.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. The mouthfeel is crisp.

04-21-2009 07:04:27 | More by HopHead84
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beertaster13

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%

Pours a nice dark amber with a slight off white head. The smell is of caramel and thinly toasted bread. The taste is smooth and sweet, with slight sweet dark molasses tastes. A bit fruity in the end, a bit of hops blends well and calms down the sweetness. Not bad.

09-19-2004 03:33:56 | More by beertaster13
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beerguy101

California

3.05/5  rDev -11.6%

Reddish brown color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is malty, fruity and very sweet. A medium bodied "amber/alt" beer. Nicley roasted malts, some spicy hoppyness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is crisp and slightly bitter

09-01-2003 01:49:20 | More by beerguy101
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bunbury

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2014 05:06:53 | More by bunbury
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours a slightly clouded amber. No head. Nose is slightly sweet with a touch of a dry leaf character. It is definitely a smooth flavor profile though. Feel is good on the liquid and the carbonation as well. Overall a good drinking experience. I just have to say that every altbier I have tried, I don't really dig so much. Maybe the style isn't for me.

12-31-2007 08:22:44 | More by RblWthACoz
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.18/5  rDev +21.2%

Had on nitro-tap at the brewery's tasting room in Seattle. It's a nice little spot that's definitely worth checking out.

Pours a deep golden amber hue, perhaps not as dark as some, but with character. Firm body supports a smooth, creamy white head that sits solid and compact, not streaming and leaving lace. Carbonation is tiny and firmly created on tilting. Looks fantastic.

Aroma is smooth and creamy, with solid sweetness. Apple pie and custard comes through, with a touch of savoury grain and sweeter roasted toffee characters. Mmm.

Light grain on the front, before a bit of pepper lightens and pricks the palate. Despite this, there's plenty more smoothness to go around, with apple and custard again on the menu. Finish has some classic German phenolic notes which allow the beer to feel fresh and bright despite the ridiculously smooth feel.

Overall, this is a really nice altbier. It has some interesting characters above a very solid base. The nitro-pour is a nice addition too, accentuating all the languid smoothness of the brew.

I don't know if "flagship" is just a name, or if this is their flagship brew, but it should be the latter: this is a beer I'd be happy to fly my brewery's colours from.

07-27-2012 05:03:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-04-2013 23:31:21 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Flagship Red Alt Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.