Shipyard Summer Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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3.44/5 rDev +11.7%
Best Before Sept. 2014, suggesting it was bottled a few months ago. Just recently purchased in a sixpack, I was gifted half of that by the buyer, who did not care for it.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass
a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing
s: Bready malt, perhaps a little light fruit
t: At first a sharp tartness over bready malt, Smooths out late.
m; Light to medium, good body.
o: Not a bad summer brew, very similar to the Saranac Kolsch I had recently, and some of the same observations apply. More body than many lagers, but not a whole lot of distinctive flavor. Except for initial tartness, I did not get the lemon flavor others have reported.
06-16-2014 18:09:51 | More by scotorum
4.04/5 rDev +31.2%
12 oz. bottle poured into a wheat glass.
Appearance: Pours a surprisingly clear gold with a two-finger white head and heavy carbonation. I expected this to be hazier because it's a wheat beer. Lacing was about moderate for the style.
Aroma: Smells of lemons and wheat. Some citrus notes, some faint toast and some hops round out the nose. I like the aromas of this beer.
Taste: The taste follows the nose, and I dig it. It's what I want out of a summer beer - easy, refreshing, citrusy, wheaty and mild. Sessionable. Not complex but doesn't need to be and isn't trying to be. It's a nice, wheaty, bready, lemony summer ale.
Mouthfeel: Easy on the palate, as it should be.
Overall: It's not a sipper. If you didn't know that when you bought it, you're a bit of a stooge. It's a really good summer session ale for pool parties, cookouts, watching ballgames, beaching, etc. There's a reason the label has a picture of a lounging lobster on it.
06-03-2014 00:05:47 | More by illpass78
Shipyard Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.