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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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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-14-2013 09:36:50 | More by hopkrid
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-08-2013 01:19:54 | More by meehandennis
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-01-2013 21:20:42 | More by KeyWestGator
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2013 17:14:36 | More by JTomczak
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-12-2013 20:30:18 | More by mpalestino
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-29-2013 00:17:53 | More by Ljoreilly
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-26-2013 00:21:09 | More by Scott_McCool
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-23-2013 18:35:11 | More by spikechiquet
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-08-2013 22:25:22 | More by Soxfan45
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Why-P-A

Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: An interesting medium brown color, pouring in a pint glass yields a light head that dissipates quickly.

S: Lovely sweet malts on the nose with minimal hop aroma, mildly alcoholic, and no real sense of added spices that often define this style.

T: Lots of malt body combined with subtle flavor of oats, prunes, and molasses. Noticeable hop bitterness which was not evident on the nose helps to balance the finish at the end.

M: Quite smooth, not overpowering and the beer leaves a fairly neutral and pleasant mouth feel.

O: This has some of the traditional flavors of an old or strong ale but the ABV and esters are more muted. Very drinkable, especially in colder weather, or as a nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 02:39:20 | More by Why-P-A
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-30-2013 18:46:51 | More by jmathis
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-25-2013 08:43:31 | More by jaxon53
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-24-2013 01:41:49 | More by Dizzy242
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hockeypuck

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-23-2013 00:21:00 | More by hockeypuck
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-14-2013 04:16:06 | More by scotorum
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bdaggett

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-13-2013 22:54:56 | More by bdaggett
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from twist-off bottle into becker pint glass. Pours deep garnet red with a thin cap of loose foam that fades quickly to a loose rim of bubbles, leaving some lacing on the glass. Smells like...vinegar? Upon a second examination as it warms I can tell that that smell is more butterscotch. Taste is strong sweet malts, surprisingly a bit boozy for the relatively low % (at least compared to other "stronger" beers), and a bit of hop bitterness at the end coupled with leftover spiciness. Not sure if I enjoy this style, but it'd definitely be more enjoyable on a cold winter night (instead of the middle of June).

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:16:05 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Barton

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-06-2013 00:34:18 | More by Barton
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-29-2013 17:52:19 | More by InspectorBob
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-06-2013 22:08:13 | More by kell50
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Dduquette

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-05-2013 20:51:37 | More by Dduquette
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trotnixon

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-24-2013 10:43:15 | More by trotnixon
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cnwillis31

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-23-2013 21:20:31 | More by cnwillis31
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-18-2013 23:25:30 | More by ScaryEd
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bacasnax

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-01-2013 00:18:30 | More by bacasnax
Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.