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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

481 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | 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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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Morakaton, Jan 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Dirk_Chappelle, Dec 31, 2013
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mdube0378, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

viperfan01, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

nasastrums, Dec 28, 2013
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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.

CHickman, Dec 28, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown with a one finger foamy head that sticks to the glass, but quickly dissipates. dissipates.

S: Significant butterscotch aroma

T: Strong nutty malt flavor balanced with a hop background. Hints of chocolate.

M: Full body turning into a warm but not hot feeling. Medium-High carbonation.

O: Great winter warmer.

Amgarnier, Dec 23, 2013
Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.