Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale | Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale

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Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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