Eddyline (Buena Vista, Colorado) is canning a number of their year-round beers; Jolly Roger, a black lager / schwartzbier is something that would be absolutely perfect during those nights where the temperature begins to drop. Jolly Roger pours intensely dark with only a small amount of brownish coloration at the periphery. There is a good amount of light-brown/tannish head that lays on top of the bottle, with a lacing that makes it way down a glass. The initial nose of a 16 ounce can of Jolly Roger links together grain, malt, wheat, and a little bit of sweetness into an alluring fragrance. Jolly Roger is a beer that reinvigorates what a lager can entail.
There is a toastiness and slight nuttiness that permeates the effort, all while bold wheat and spicier elements battle for supremacy. As Jolly Roger begins to warm, the lager takes on a creamier mouthfeel. Jolly Roger retains its robustness from beginning to end; there is a certain depth to this effort that will ensure that individuals to come back for follow-up tastings. With this wide array of flavors, Eddyline has set the bar higher with their Jolly Roger. It is not enough to merely blend together malt into a lager formulation; one has to be tantalized with a number of twists and turns, linked together by a cohesive hand. Jolly Roger is a brew which we would absolutely search out.
Eddyline’s Jolly Roger would do perfectly matched with salty snacks, dried meats, sharp cheeses, or crunchy veggies. The whole range of Eddyline offerings has information and availability notes at the brewery’s domain. Eddyline’s Facebook and Twitter are essential adds if one wants to keep up to date about the new product offerings, tastings, and updates to the taproom’s menu.