Shipyard Export Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jondeelee:
3.49/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Export Ale opens to a grainy nose, full of wet wheat, Grape Nuts cereal, whole wheat bread dough, biscuit, hay, and cracker. Toasted nuts and toast crust add light layers of baked complexity. A good measure of sugar helps offset the breads, most of it brown, but there are some nice fruit esters as well, including apricot, orange, and berry. Shades of grapefruit and pine from the hops add touches of citrusy bitterness, further offsetting the grains. As a whole, the nose is nice, being decently balanced, aromatic, and featuring a pleasant set of fruits and sugars to offset the breads, the nose suffering mainly from being light, but more importantly, somewhat plain, offering little in terms of a “wow factor,” and relying instead on simply presenting decent aromas in decent quantities.
On the tongue, the beer has a noticeably grainy flavor profile, with hay, Grape Nuts cereal, toasted bread, wet wheat, biscuit, toasted nut, and wheat bread making up the majority of the flavors. The brown sugars and fruit esters – again: apricot, orange, berry – do help offset this somewhat, as do grapefruit and pine from the hops. In subsequent sips much of the nuance is lost, the flavors simply too weak to stand up to repetition, and the beer becomes even more heavily dominated by wet wheat, toast crust, and hay. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, lingering for a decent while. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, this is certainly good summer fare, being light and crisp, but largely suffering from a lack of sugars to help counter the heavy grain flavors.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2013 15:55:40 | More by jondeelee
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United Kingdom (England)
3.45/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottle poured into Pint glass.
1 finger head, creamy.
Smells almost like a lager at first then you notice the honey, biscuity.
First taste sweet honey, not very bitter, very mild hop.
Mild hop aftertaste.
All in all a good session brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2014 21:37:54 | More by Sam-VW
Shipyard Export Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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