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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

470 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 470
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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CaverDave

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-29-2014 02:23:26 | More by CaverDave
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-26-2014 01:05:22 | More by LoudRed
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Rpritham

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-25-2014 01:36:27 | More by Rpritham
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-18-2014 19:20:20 | More by Morakaton
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-14-2014 23:45:05 | More by lzepplin01
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billab914

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

01-12-2014 18:55:56 | More by billab914
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-31-2013 23:53:59 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-31-2013 14:15:06 | More by mdube0378
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viperfan01

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 22:49:59 | More by viperfan01
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nasastrums

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 22:37:37 | More by nasastrums
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CHickman

New York

3.61/5  rDev -4%
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
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2013 18:57:25 | More by BeerMeister8
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Wedcat

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-24-2013 18:40:34 | More by Wedcat
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Amgarnier

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 02:39:13 | More by Amgarnier
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-17-2013 03:11:05 | More by rorjets
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown with a thin beige head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Alcohol, Malts, nutty.

Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rough, medium bodied. Taste nutty with malts and strong alcohol.

Overall: This is an ok brew. Good for warming up on a cold snowy day.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 22:36:58 | More by Cavanaghty
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy dark amber with two fingers of tan head, thick bubbly lacing.
S - Cinnamon, nice roasted malt, toasted caramel, a little nutty.
T - Very sweet malt, lots of spice, and some herbal bitterness.
M - Medium feel, bubly carbonation.
O - Decent beer, the aroma is very nice, but flavor does not follow up.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 22:27:12 | More by Omnium
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hattrick95

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-14-2013 17:27:13 | More by hattrick95
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olbubba

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-13-2013 00:12:30 | More by olbubba
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1Sundown2C

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-11-2013 04:18:21 | More by 1Sundown2C
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-07-2013 02:01:32 | More by braedon_peluso
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-04-2013 04:31:44 | More by JAHMUR
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-02-2013 15:39:41 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. dated November 2013. Sampled on October 22, 2013.

The color is a vaguely hazy medium brown-amber with a full off-white head that settles back after a moment or two.

The aroma is subtle but inviting with its caramel malts, nutmeg, and peppery spices, and clean crisp hops. It smells like it would warm me up.

The body is medium.

The taste has a slightly more bitter after effect than the aroma might suggest but the caramel and holiday spices punch it up a bit. I am a fan of Shipyard brews and I look forward to this one each year. I can't believe I had not reviewed it until 2013!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 21:07:52 | More by puboflyons
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-14-2013 09:36:50 | More by hopkrid
Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.