Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by elinash:
3.43/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It pours a translucent amber with a few dispersed soapy bubbles hanging out for a while.
The aroma is nutty, husky, and I think I detect a little plastic, though it might be too cold.
Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, but it starts out a little spritzy like the first sip of a soda.
Taste is initially bitter and tart. That fades for a second allowing some fruit in, but hops kick in and it finishes pretty hoppy for a winter warmer.
I liked a few others this season above Prelude, but I had heard good things about years past, so I will try it again next year, or see how it is with a little age.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2008 01:07:10 | More by elinash
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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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