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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.

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fonefan (49399) - 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]

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yespr (45507) - 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
Ungstrup (37655) - 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
joergen (28164) - 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
anders37 (26657) - 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
madmitch76 (24807) - , 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.

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cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home .. copper .. small light tan head ... soft sweet toffee caramle malt nose ... dry fruits .. soft sweet malts ... sweet toffee..

3.8
Rasmus40 (20789) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller Web Shop. Clear orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 090115

3.9
Beerhunter111 (20485) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.

3.5
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, lots of resinous and citrusy hops, and some honeyed malts. Flavour is exceedingly hoppy for a barley wine, with loads of citrus hops, barely a hint of caramel malts just to provide some body and a hint of balance, though this is a hop bomb all the way. Very enjoyable, highly drimlably boozy hop bomb. Good stuff.


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