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Nightwatch Dark Amber Ale - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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81
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-30-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of corby112
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby red color with golden amber edges and a half finger off white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet malt aroma with subtle earthy hops.  Hints of rye, caramel and toffee as well as some hazelnut and grassy hops.  Kind of bland really.

Medium bodied with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the sweet malt notes into a slightly dry finish.  Spicy with subtle dryness.  Decently bitter but nicely balanced by sweet malt backbone that has hints of caramel, rye and toffee.  

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a deep ruby amber with a thin tan head and light lacing. Brown ale aroma of toasted malt. Looks quite nice. Flavor is somewhat thin. Dark malt, hops, dark fruits, but all light flavors. Finishes dry and abruptly. Would be quite good with a bit more body and flavor.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Galway Arms on the ave in the U district. Appearance was pretty dark but not thick. Carbonation present, and a tiny head. I thought it was interesting that the head seemed to grow as time went on. There’s a nice lacing as well. Aroma was sweet and almost milky. Lot’s of fruit presence, both sweet and dark. Honey and caramel. Taste wasn’t at all what the aroma leads you to believe, it’s a bit bland and pretty heavy carbonation. It seemed a bit too bitter for my liking. Palate was decent. Pretty drinkable. Lots of carbonation, but there’s little lasting tastes. Overall its something I would have to be in the mood for. It’s not bad but it’s nothing great either. It’s like the girl you see, think she’s pretty and start to talk to her, and you realize there’s nothing about her that interests you besides her looks.

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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured into a pint.

Appearance: Pours a dark opaque, cola color. Pours with an average sized cream colored head that dissipates into a thick soapy lacing. Lacing clings well to the glass. If this were black it'd look like a stout.

Smell: Full of rich caramel malt, buttered biscuit & toasted malt.

Taste: dark roasted malt, buttery biscuit, caramel, a bit of chocolate & rasins. Floral and dark fruit notes sticking out like a thumb from hops.

Mouthfeel: Stout like sweetness, Low carbonation, low hop bitterness.

Drinkability: This has the feel of a well crafted beer and is sort of interesting how this falls under the amber ale category. It really has the chocolate roasted malt characteristics of a stout. Its a rich and complex beer sadly the flavors clash together making it a bit awkward of a brew. You may like it, I'm not so keen on it.

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3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a dark ruby-brown with less than an inch of khaki colored head that dissipated semi-quickly and left moderate rings of lacing.

The aromas were typical, a sweet malt foundation that supported a nice hop scent. The taste followed along very closely to the aromas. A bit more of a hop tang than the aroma suggested. Surprisingly dry finish.

Body and drinkability were both as expected for the style. Overall, an average red ale, certainly worth trying if you see it about, perhaps worth having someone bring you some back from Seattle.

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3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a low, fizzy cream colored head with poor retention, beer is a very dark brown with hints of amber at the edges.

Smell- Bready yeast and lightly sweet malts.

Taste- A bit roasty, some sweet maltiness very mild hop presence and a dry and slightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel- Lightly carbonated and moderate bodied.

Drinkability- Goes down easy and very sessionable.

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Nightwatch Dark Amber Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.