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RATINGS: 114   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium orange amber colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, dried fruit, wood, alcohol, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, caramel, malty, hoppy, dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20130827]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30755) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy cararamel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy bitter caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
28th July 2013
Almost clear deep amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly soft and semi dry. Creamy malt, sweet and with a toffee streak. Slight salty streak with bitterish peel hops. Little spice. Finishes semi dry. Bitter linger. Hangs together well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ World Cup Tasting. England - Uruguay. Cheers to Hallinghansen. Pours ruby amber with a small white head. Ripe fruit, caramel, vinous notes, Nutty and rye-ish. Warming alcohol. Sippable for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Bisquit, sweet malty, barley, light alcoholic, cookies, bitter notes, orange, zesty, roasted malty, warming alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle 650ml (Bierkompass)
Clear dark amber color, steady beige head. Aroma has pine needle hoppyness, toffee and hints of licorice and alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Front is salty then slightly toffeish maltyness leading to piney and resiny finish and aftertaste. Ryeish notes. A bit alcoholic. Powerful but simplish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, pine, bread, and dried fruits. Flavor of grass, dried fruits, caramel, orange peel, and brown sugar with a bitter finish.


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