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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Prelude Special Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 457
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%


Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 02-27-2001)
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Bung

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly dark clear amber pour. Cream head. Malty aroma, sweet and roast, some spice. Surprisingly solid medium body. Malty, caramel/toffee with nice spice and christmas sugar cookie accents. Not as much hop presence as some Christmas ales, which I found nice. Clean finishing and very drinkable. I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this and was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 04:22:26 | More by Bung
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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.