Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale | Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale
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Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas AleMaritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale

Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Thishops4u
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of JHasson8
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Can't get this in CT. My uncle sent to to me from Seattle.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Deep nut brown, with one finger of head this quickly dissipates.

S: Very sweet with a caramel and nutty aroma.

T: Boozy upfront, which was a shock from the smell. But it balances out with a nice warm fruit flavor. Nice caramel and malt flavor, with an almost chocolate finish.

O: Pumped I got to try it. An excellent seasonal beer. But, I have a feeling that if I have a few of these I won't be doing much else that day.

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 12 oz bottle into tulip.

Pours clear dark amber with a couple finger head.

Smell is spicy and fruity.

Tastes medium, spicy, bitter, hoppy, very powerful. It’s a winter warmer for sure.

Revisit: on tap at Bottleworks Christmas in July, so some age on it.

Pours ruby red with a small off white head.

Smell sweet, subtle fruity notes.

Taste fruit and malt, spices.

Coats the mouth. Good.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle of the 2011 vintage (courtesy of Libbey) pours a caramel color with a pretty nice beige head. Lacing is awesome.

Nose is oxidized caramel with some hazel-nuttiness and maybe some brown sugar. Light touch of plum pudding adds a nice fruity touch.

The velvety smoothness comes to mind first, very impressive. It manages to be sweet but not sticky with some toast and toffee to go along with a mild floral hop bitterness. It has some sherry notes usually found in a nice, aged barleywine. I like how it straddles the line between sweet and toasty, never really leaning one way or the other. Fun beer, Id put at least a few of these away each year come wintertime. This would be a great beer to quaff after a long day on the slopes.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of scootpolute
4.9/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

P: 12 oz bottle poured into a cone pint glass.

A: Deep brownish garnet color with a good clarity, light tan lace adorns the top ... a product of densely frothed head.

S: Sweet and earthy with a big hand of caramel, candied fruit and mineral. Hops are soft in the aroma with a leafy character.

M: Nice flush full body, smooth and crisp in the mouth. Malt character is very broad with a bitter-sweet start and a chocolaty finish with hints of lightly roasted coffee. Alcohol warms quite well. Fruity of the dark ripened variety, fig or prune in the mix? Hop bitterness cuts through the malt and leaves a trail of flavor that gets lost before the after taste. A triple fold of alcohol spiciness, heavy leftover hops and the mild chocolaty finish rush for the finish line. Pleasant and complex after taste.

O: Always a winter beer fav....Bottom line, drink this one with care...This has been only beer where after a mere 6 pk, I found myself the next morning face down, next to the fridge and late for take caution, this one can get you in the 'woo-woo!!'

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Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hannaho
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of caseyscarb
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Braz
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle chilled.
Pours a deep bronze color with one finger of frothy white head that slowly subsides to edge of glass. Fairly clear.
Pronounced smells of alcohol with a subtle fruitiness. Orange perhaps.
Heavy flavor of malty sweetness with medium bitterness. Toffee and an orange liqueor flavor with spiced hops. Has an almost wine flavor to it, some grapefruit too.
Medium bodied with a nice texture and lively carbonation. Has a long lingering bitter finish. Strong alcohol warming effect.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a rich red amber with a very thin head and slight lacing. Malt, dark fruit and hop aroma. Very malty with spice, some caramel. Finishes dry and oaky with some hop bite. Has the dry malt flavor that reminds me of Mad River's barley wine. Unusual. The finish bitterness is not well balanced, but otherwise interesting and fun to drink.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.7% out of 100 with 166 ratings
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