Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThreeDimesDown:
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep rust color with an off-white head that lingers and leaves behind some thin lacing.
Aromas of caramel malts, light malts, spices (nutmeg, and ginger), candied sugar and a hint of pine freshness.
The taste has a solid backbone of malt character (caramel, crystal, roasted) with nice fruit flavors ranging from pear to raisin to dark plum. There is a candy-sweetness that is present but not overbearing. Bittering hops are present in the finish.
Mouthfeel is quite nice: well carbonated, med to full, slightly creamy and sticky with a bit of a dry finish. ABV % is present throughout, slightly in the nose and more pronounced in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2010 22:26:30 | More by ThreeDimesDown
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3.61/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had it on tap at Crossroads in East Northport, NY; pours clear red with a small tannish head that faded quickly and left minimal lacing.
Smells and tastes of malt, brown sugar, allspice, coriander, roasted grains, caramel and light yeast; overall spicy and malty with a hint of floral hops.
Mouthfeel is average with a medium body, average carbonation and an almost dry finish that is spicy and malty sweet like a blast of caramel.
Overall it was a nice winter beer that did not have the excessive spices that ruin some winter ales; good, but not one I'd seek out or have more than one in a session as this style is one I seem to only have because it’s winter and it’s there.
Serving type: on-tap
12-28-2013 00:01:47 | More by CHickman
Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.