Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by purplehops:
4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Chamberlain poured a deep copper red with a light tan head that left lacing all down the sides of the glass. The aroma was fairly malty with notes of caramel and some citrus and floral hop aromas present. Taste started with smooth crystal malt and toffee flavors and then moved along to some faint fruit and herb flavors. Toward the finish there were some flavors of alcohol along with hop bitterness. The finish was dry and well balanced with citrus hops playing off of the malty base and just a note of spice flavors in the background. Aftertaste was a lingering bitterness with some soft alcohol flavors balanced with some biscuit and crystal malt flavors. Mouthfeel smooth and easy on the palate with a medium heavy body.
Overall a very surprising brew from shipyard. I dont like Chamberlain in the bottle and I only tried this because it was on cask. A good move by me. On cask it was much smoother and the complexity of the ingredients was much more noticeable. The flavor of the citrus hops were really standing out here as well as the biscuit malt flavors in the aftertaste. If I have to find a fault I would say that it is a wee bit heavy for a pale ale, IMHO.
Serving type: cask
07-19-2003 04:25:25 | More by purplehops
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3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good start to the head but it dies out relatively quickly. Spots for lace. Dark gold color. Clear.
Leans to the crystal malt aromas. There's enough hop to provide some balance.
The flavor is similar to the smell--quite British (earthy with dry caramel) with a good dollop of hop bitterness in the swallow. Relatively short aftertaste. Spritzy body. Round body.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 16:20:03 | More by smcolw
3.44/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Clear transparent copper with a solid finger of white foam; short retention, mild lacing.
Caramel malt aroma, biscuit and bread forward. Slight sweetness to the scent.
Definite caramel malts, slightly dry hops. Sweetness about balanced with the nose - neither much more nor less.
Light feel, although there is a slight hop oiliness. Very balanced.
English pales aren't my favorite, but this is a balanced, easy-going beer. It actually reminds me of a slightly drier, slightly less sweet Boston Lager. Not a bad beer, and I wouldn't mind grabbing it again, but I'm not going to seek it out, either.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2013 22:23:36 | More by Roguer
Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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