Shipyard Prelude Special Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Prelude Special Ale

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very good

500 Ratings

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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:
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(Beer added by: taez555 on 02-27-2001)
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CHickman
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.