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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Prelude Special Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

471 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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jboucher

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Best enjoyed before date printed on the label.

Appearance: Clear, dark maple color that appears burgundy when held to light. Maintains a one finger chunky head. Thin, sticky, and chunky lacing is present throughout.

Smell: This brew smells of malty butterscotch, toffee, nuts, and caramel with notes of fruitcake, baked only with dark fruits. Slight boozy scent about it. The nose is absent of hops.

Taste: Toffee, chocolate, cherry and raisin upon the arrival and a lingering hoppy finish. Overall, the malts dominate this beer. However, there are enough hops present to balance it all out. There is alcohol prominent in the taste. Lasting dark fruit finish. Very nice boozy winter ale. Delightfully complex.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation. Very smooth.

Drinkability: Despite being full bodied, this beer doesn't set heavy on the stomach at all. Easy to drink, although I don't plan on chugging one in the future.

Ending notes: I was actually impressed with this brew from Shipyard. Very nice balance. It's a great beer to warm up with on a winter night after working all day long. Quite enjoyable. I would get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 03:20:47 | More by jboucher
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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.