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Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Brewer's Brown AleShipyard Brewer's Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2001)
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johntfox

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-21-2013 18:06:23 | More by johntfox
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-08-2013 04:31:14 | More by dalepryor
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-07-2013 23:37:21 | More by blknikon
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-27-2013 20:04:02 | More by Kelp
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-25-2013 14:51:42 | More by abrodsky
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trotnixon

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-24-2013 10:40:37 | More by trotnixon
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fx20736

New York

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at cellar temp.

Black Tea shade of reddish brown with thin greyish head that recedes quickly.

aroma; rich coffee notes suggest presence of some roasted malt, some sweetish yeastiness and some balancing hops.

mouthfeel: is a little thin.

taste: not quite as malty as some Browns, a light burnt coffee bitterness gives way to a slight cola sweetness.

Notes:if this were a richer, maltier brew it would be outstanding in flavor. lack of lacing is a problem. despite some flaws this is still a good beer..

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 00:50:16 | More by fx20736
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-16-2013 01:47:00 | More by Headgoober
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gkob

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-12-2013 01:34:11 | More by gkob
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured two fingers of head on a brown colored body.
The aroma is wonderful. It's a maltiness mixed with earth and forest.
The taste is somewhat watery with a roasted malt note and the mildest bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste didn't measure up to the great look and smell of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 06:53:09 | More by Fatehunter
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-01-2013 03:31:50 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-26-2013 07:32:06 | More by VALIS666
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-11-2013 00:37:20 | More by msondel
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-05-2013 02:39:46 | More by t0rin0
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JHendu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-30-2012 20:56:57 | More by JHendu
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-17-2012 01:36:05 | More by cliff1066
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-08-2012 15:23:54 | More by Damian74Shensky
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear ice tea color with a very impressive head; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Toffee and brown bread; a little fruit and some diacetyl from the Ringwood

Taste: Buttered brown bread and toffee, with developing undertones of hazelnuts, cocoa and tobacco, in the middle, where some nutskin bitterness also becomes apparent; the malts drive through the finish, with just a hint of fig in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not being a big fan of brown ales, I found this to be a nice change of pace; Shipyard has done a nice job of packing an interesting blend of malty flavors into this brew

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 22:53:24 | More by brentk56
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-08-2012 03:55:43 | More by MightiestBeard
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just got done watching my fantasy football team gets it's ass kicked by my brother, so I needed a beer. This one pours from a 12oz bottle into a Harpoon pint glass. Beer is very dark brown with a slightly off white colored head, a nice head presents itself and there is a decent amount of lacing. Nice looking.

Aroma is quite bready but filled with some chalkiness and alkalinity. Good dose of caramel with some toffee and tobacco notes as well.

Flavor mimics the aroma with toffee and crackers leading the way. More caramel with solid roastiness. Nice flavor profile

I liked this one. I am not typically a brown ale fan, but this one had nice body to and perfect carbonation. The breadiness and caramel and toffee melded well together to make an altogether well rounded beer that pleased my palate. As far as brown ales go, I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 20:40:32 | More by SaCkErZ9
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-16-2012 04:23:35 | More by bzach
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-04-2012 23:44:22 | More by BEERMILER12
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours very light brown with a thin ring of white foam atop like a lid. The nose is all caramel, but evolves into a nutty malt. Soft smooth sweet nutty taste. Very light carbonation. Very smooth, very easy little bit of sweet sticks around.

Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 13:14:27 | More by KTCamm
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mactrail

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite lovely dark amber in the small chalice. Nice foam coats the glass. Toffee in the nose.

Not too thick, but malty. Pleasantly rich and flavorful, but not very sweet. Roasted malt provides the interest. A touch of hops provides some bitterness halfway through. Tastes more like a splash of coffee than hops. A hint of butter. Interesting dark flavor with some sweet highlights. Baked apples with some bitter skin flavor.

Thoroughly drinkable beer and a couple of notches above the usual in this category. From the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 04:30:56 | More by mactrail
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TheSixthRing

California

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark ruby brown with a light tan 2 finger head. Decent retention, results in a thin but consistent lacing.

Smell - Notes of English toffee jump out with some mildly roasted malts.

Taste - Starts with a nice English toffee flavor, then a subtle roasted nuttiness joins the fray. Hints of powdered cocoa around the edges. A bit of Euro hops on the back end help to give this a bit of balance.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth, finishing with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good brew from Shipyard here. Nice twist on a classic English brown. Not my favorite style, but I enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 03:56:35 | More by TheSixthRing
Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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