Old Seattle Lager | Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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3.46 w/ 49 ratings

Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2003

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Sky2625:
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3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Locol Barley & Vine. Poured to a standard pint glass (this review from notes taken 8/7/11):

A - Poured a golden straw color, with 1/2-finger of white small bubble head. A dozen or so carbonation streams retain a the head at a thin level with spotty lace. Shines pale gold in the light.

S - Mild honey with subtle corn sweetness in the scent, followed by a stronger buttery smell, with a bright sunny grain scent at the end.

T - Floral honey and sweet corn graininess to start, flowing into buttery smoothness, and flashing nto honey sweetness again. Finishes with a very mild top of tongue bitterness that lingers.

M - Light medium body, with a round and somewhat crisp profile. Refreshing with mild fizzy carbonation on the front of the tongue.

D - Great honey sweet flavor balanced well with he mild bitterness. The lighter body and refreshing character make it a great hot weather beer, or all-year session beer.

There have been times when I'm "meh" on Old Seattle. But on this particular day, this beer was flavorful, pleasantly mild and refreshing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This Lager was crystal clear. It was light yellow in color and sported a huge, clumping pure white head.

Smell – The big American grain jumped right out of the growler. There is no sweetness and maybe a very light floral hopping, but this is mostly just pure lagered grain.

Taste – Yes, that big American grain from the nose made it nicely to the taste. This certainly doesn’t taste like your typical addjunk lager. It is very pure and smooth without any offense flavors.

Mouthfeel – This was bigger than light but not quite medium in the body. The mouthfeel was very smooth and really satisfying.

Drinkability – This is a great, easy, very smooth drinker that did a good job of dousing the flames of my spicy enchiladas.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Psberrier
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dirtylou
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz draft at Anthony's Pier 66 in Seattle

I am pretty sure this is the beer I had...I thought it said "Seattle Maritime Lager" on the menu but this appears to be their only lager

appearance: poured a golden yellow, but not too pale....bubbly white head formed on top

smell: aromas mostly of grain, some light toasted malt, a slight zest of lemon comes through on the nose...pretty standard

taste: considering the competition, this is a nice lager...lemony flavours are strong up front and supported by a strong grain and malt body, touch of citrus in the flavour too

mouthfeel: light-medium body

drinkability: pretty good

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Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DOCRW
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendrick24
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches, slight lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, grassy hops, a hint of lemon, lightly floral. Flavor is sweet malt with some biscuit, light grassy hops and slight lemon citrus. Medium bodied. A nice local lager that wasn't on my radar. Would pass as a good American pale lager or the listed Munich Helles. Quite full flavored for a light lager; this is (and is intended I think) to resemble the standard light lagers that eventually devolved into adjunct lagers. A nicely made session lager I will have again. Not sure why this is rating as low as it is.

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Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of brewerjy
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Rivarol
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xoqx
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good lager. It has a pale golden color and a minimal whitish head that dwindles quickly to a spotted cover. There is very little of anything in the nose. The taste has honey malts up front with perhaps a hint of diacetyl problems. It is balanced though, with bright citric hops. There is a light fruity aftertaste. It’s medium light and crisp in its mouthfeel, a good warm weather beer and a good session beer.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of micahgoldfus
2.72/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served to me with very little of its pure-white head. Quite light in color, just a pale yellow, unimpressive. Smell was fairly weak: lightly hoppy with a little bit of graininess to it. Taste was a bit better than expected after the smell, but nothing to write home about. A tangy citrus hop flavor up front, with a standard malt grain body. Mostly fine, but maybe a bit too heavy on the dry hops, making this beer a bit too bitter without backing it up with flavor. Drinkable enough, thin enough to be a session beer, but I'd rather have something tastier.

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Photo of M477
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.57/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance : Golden yellow color @ about 90% transparent, a towering fluffy soapy head @ 3 fingers and leaving sparse lacing as it recedes.

Smell : Right from the pour I could smell some Euro Lager influence, with pale hops and pale malts. Upon closer whiffs, I get some cooked cereal and sour mash, with some garbage smells as well.

Taste : Quite a bit of fruity esters met with smashed corn kernels in juice, with a bit of hop sting and a light baked malt character. The flavor at first is pretty great, which yields to good drinkability, but very quickly it diminishes to the sour/rotten flavors leaving ugly tastes behind.

Feel : Easily the best part of this beer. Light, crispy, creamy, carbonated.

Overall : The drinkability yields an easy pound, but the flavors at the end destroys the whole experience.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of EXScotT
3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of froghop
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a pale yellow with a thin white head, and a very good lacing.

smell of grain, corn, few malts, some hops, and a touch of citrus in the back.

taste is thick, corn syrip, grain, some malt, and ends a little dry.

overall not bad for a pale lager which is not my favorite style.

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Photo of Noooddle
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Old Seattle Lager from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Beer rating: 24.5% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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