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Shipyard Export Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Export AleShipyard Export Ale

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842 Ratings

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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of Mikedive21
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Just a small step above mass produced beers. Will not buy again

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%

Singles cooler at Kesslers in Aberdeen, SD.

Appearance (3.5) : Pours a 2 finger head that quickly recedes to about 1/4". Slightly hazy golden straw color. Mostly transparent.

Aroma (4.25) : Nutty. A bit woody - with some evergreen. Heavily decadent and syrupy roasted malt. Sap. It's got a fabulous aroma to it, I'm not gonna lie. One of the better beers I've smelled. Bouquet is medium to strong.

Taste (3.5) : Traditional yeasty blonde flavor at the beginning, then some sour malts rush in followed by a generous hop profile. The hop and malt yin-yang and arm-wrestle each other. By the end, the hop wins out with a woody, bitter finish. Character is there, but it may be a bit strong for my preference in a blonde ale.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Stinging carbonation with a slightly creamy body. Ends crisp and nippy.

Overall (3.52) : Aroma is the strong suit here. Downright impressive. The taste leaves a little to be desired for me personally, but I could see someone being absolutely crazy about this beer. It has a great profile and is pretty complex. I like how the malt and hop wrestle each other for dominance. As stated, the hop actually wins the battle by the end of the taste. It is a good beer and I'm sure it's great on tap. Give it a whirl.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BeerBeast
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

American Blond Ale? Who added this beer? This one is obviously an English Ale, quite sweet & malty, and only slightly bitter. Not exactly a hop-head's favorite style, but a reasonable approximation of the style. Not great, but not bad.

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3.04/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.66/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.32/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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1.12/5  rDev -66.2%

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3.45/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of TonyC
4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

Shipyard has always been a good local choice, and for those times when I want a nice ale with a crisp and slightly hopped bite, I will pick up a Shipyard Export.

A: A wonderful orange/gold color with a nice white rocky head that leaves a decent lace.

S: Not overpowering at all, very sedate aromas. Balanced malt with a slight hops aroma.

T: This is where Export shines. A great malty flavor, that is slightly sweet, and finishes with a slightly bitter/grassy hops flavor. A very nice flavor balance that hits the spot.

M: Silky and clean, not too bitter, not too malty. Very well balanced and very enjoyable.

D: Goes down smooth, and clean. Excellent with seafood or steak, or on on its own. Not one of those beers that fills you up quick or overpowers the palate.

This is one beer that goes great at a cookout, at a casual dinner or a quiet night out. Very easy to drink, and reminds you of New England. Another good local offering for me.

Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Shipyard Export Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.