Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company Golden Mariner Pale Ale

 Some breweries throughout the world usually have a theme to there brewing company wither it may be with the style of beer they brew or it may have something to with the brew master and/or owner, or it may even have to with the part of the world that they are located. Here we have Scuttlebutt Brewing Company from Everett, Washington, they have a Maritime theme to their brewery, like this one, Golden Mariner Pale Ale, 7.1% ABV. Some of their beers have sailors, pirates, seahorses, mariner, and mermaids on the label. Golden Mariner pours a murky, hazy deep orange color with a three finger rocky white head that left behind thick lacing. There was the tiniest amount of light streaming though the glass with an average level of carbonation. The aroma on Golden Mariner was malty with hints of a bread flavor scent with faint earth notes and a touch of hops. The taste is a big malty orangey powerhouse at first, then as it pass though you mouth it get less malt and slight more earthy as it get to the back of you tongue. There is a touch of hops almost towards the back. The mouth feel is somewhat medium with a little hop bitterness in the finish. The after taste is earthy with an orange flavor that has a very faint malt flavor to it, but the after taste is mostly an earthiness with a little hop bitterness. Overall Scuttlebutt Golden Mariner is not a bad beer, so I would say Golden Mariner gets a C. It isn’t a good or great beer, just average. I did find the label to be the best part of the beer. But that isn’t what I am really reviewing here, so I suppose that doesn’t matter as much as how the beer taste. Would I have this again? Not anytime soon I wouldn’t. It’s just not that good, just average. The malts and the hops weren’t as balance with one another as they should have been. Golden Mariner did have some amount of balance between them but not enough to get it any higher than a C rating. I also found the hoppy flavors to be a just little off for what they should be for Pale Ale. But it wasn’t so bad, it was drinkable but not the best Pale Ale I’ve ever had. So go out and try Scuttlebutt Brewing Company Golden Mariner Pale ale for yourself and see what you think. Cheer! Please enjoy responsibly!

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