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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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after years of scallywagging about and dallying with any style that caught its fancy, good ole JR is returning to it’s original form, an American Barleywine. Originally crafted as a holiday brew that Drake’s brewers could get behind, Jolly had all the warming powers of malt and alcohol, minus the strange holiday beer ubiquitousness of overpowering pie spices, and finished with the open handed smack of bold Northwest American hops. The 2012 Jolly Rodger is full-bodied with rich caramel malt undertones and mild biscuit malt character. Sufficient additions of West Coast hops balance the malt with pine needle aromatics and satisfying bitterness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4367) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT1: Thanks to the lads DutchDrebus, IluvatarMilan and Martinus: Medium to smaller creamy yellow ish foamy head on top of clear amber colored beer. Aromas of barley malts, cream, honey, flowers. Flavours of barley malts, cream, herbs, spices, bitter, yeast. Aftertaste is bitter, floral, spicy, light dry, creamy, malty. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ BBT 13. Clear orange to copper with a small white head. Smells hoppy, barley, malty, sweet, slightly nutty. Tastes sweetish, malty, barley, nice. Full body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (245) - - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle shared by deyholla, thanks Derek!! Pours a pretty dark amber with foamy white head and laces well. Nose is boozer honey: rich but balanced. Taste is tasty combo of booze burn, bitter to cut and sweet honey to balance. Very good example of a barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear amber orange with a grayish light brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a combination of pine and sweet grains with a bit of underlying resin. Flavor starts with sweet grains but finish is strong pine with a bit of grass and a resin kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
22. Pours a cloudy medium amber with minimal head. Nice clean sweet nose, pure malt caramel goodness. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel, toffee, and butterscotch on the mid palate. Long toasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Sample from 650 ml bottle. Clear, amber-golden colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with rich caramel malts, bread, toffee and dark, dried fruits. Grasses, citrus and pines hops. Taste is sweet. Full body, creamy texture. Finishes bitter with toasted malts. An alcohol note. Very nice BW.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma. Herbs, ripe fruits sweetness, some flowers, spice. Flavour. Ripe fruits, herbs, caramel, light bread, spice. pine, flowers. Medium to full bodied. Ends light bitter and fruity. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head, Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a tan head, The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry caramelish. Bitter and caramelish, alcohol presence. Smooth roasted malty finish.


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