Jolly Roger Christmas Ale | Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Jolly Roger Christmas AleJolly Roger Christmas Ale
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3.8/5
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172 Ratings
Jolly Roger Christmas AleJolly Roger Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Washington, United States
maritimebrewery.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,412
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
172
pDev:
14.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redleg64
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dshansen1184
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first impression was that it tasted like a doppelbock or maibock; malty lager with a hint of booze and a crisp finish. I was surprised to see that the brewer classifies it as an English Strong Ale. I was even more surprised to see that they use Chinook, Cascade and Amarillo hops, to the tune of 42 IBU. Can’t taste ‘em. It doesn’t taste like the 9.5% ABV listed on their website, but my buzz after chugging a bottle confirms that it’s a hefty brew.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyminor
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwoTrees
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shippy
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with an orange hue. Smell starts with dark fruits, maybe some fig or dates, followed by a bit of vanilla and some smokiness. Flavors start with sweet malts, some honey, then drift in a smokier direction with nuttiness and some spice on the end. Feel is medium with a little carbonation. Overall a nice winter warmer, would be nice to have sitting next to a fire.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass around 50 F
Appearance: dark amber to brown, minimal lacing and head
Smell : aroma of molasses
Taste: balance bitterness
Feel: fizzy
Overall very good beer

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Photo of JMFP
2.58/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kevlee722
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdchristiansen
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaryah
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Beer doesn't live up to the hype for me. The taste isn't very complex and its a bit too light in taste to justify its strength in both color and smell. Tastes very ordinary in my opinion.

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Photo of GaryKellGar
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of MdMcBee
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Jolly Roger Christmas Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 172 ratings