Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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3.61/5 rDev -4%
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.
12-28-2013 00:01:47 | More by CHickman
4.18/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
12-23-2013 02:39:13 | More by Amgarnier
3.61/5 rDev -4%
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.
12-15-2013 22:36:58 | More by Cavanaghty
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
12-14-2013 22:27:12 | More by Omnium
Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.