Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz brown long neck twist off with a best enjoyed before date clearly marked.
Appearance: Clear and bright dark garnet colour with a cake like head that floats on top and leaves lace all over.
Smell: Big aroma of butterscotch ... on the sweet side with hints of floral hop. There is even a touch of chocolate in the nose ... smells like ice cream drowning in butterscotch and a little hot fudge.
Taste: Silky smooth with a buttery malty mouth feel. Full bodied and rich in flavour with a biscuity and caramel malt sweetness ... there is even a hint of chocolate more towards the finish. Sizeable fresh juicy fruit falvour in the middle amonst the esters. Just enough hops to cut into the big malt character ... hop seem to linger for a bit. Residual sugar in the end with a leaf like hop flavour on the side and remnants of the buttery diacetyl.
Notes: Lots of great winter ales to come from the NE ... this one surely sits somewhere on the best of the best list.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2002 04:03:11 | More by Jason
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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.