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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

474 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 9
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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2014 13:37:36 | More by djrn2
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-11-2014 23:45:37 | More by AMCPhD
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-02-2014 17:34:29 | More by CreekyJarls
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-01-2014 14:18:25 | More by tfsimpkins
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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%

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
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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%

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
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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%

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
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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
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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
Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.