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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
81
good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

MightiestBeard, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

SaCkErZ9, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev +5%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -2%

BEERMILER12, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

KTCamm, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

mactrail, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

TheSixthRing, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +19%

briandaube, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of mschind
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- 12 bottle into a nonic produced a half inch head without much retention but decent lacing on hte glass. Very dark translucent brown. Almost too dark for a brown ale.

S-Nutty carmel and biscuit malt. No discernible hops in the nose.

T- Big malty flavor balanced with some bitterness that seems to come mainly ffrom the dark malt reminiscent of a stout.

M- Medium light body with medium to high carbonation.

O- This strikes me as unusual for a brown ale. The roasty finish pushes the envelope but overall it is balanced and enjoyable.

mschind, Jul 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jda007, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of EigenBeer
3/5  rDev -16%

EigenBeer, Jul 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

rderedin, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Heathenaxe, Jun 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In pint glass:

A: dark brown colored body with a moderate amount of carbonation seen rising with a one finger tan head that dissipated within a couple seconds, lacing was light yet slightly foamy and it left some rings

S: light roasted coffee with some caramels and nuts

T: moderately sweet through previously mentioned flavors

M: light to medium, sessionable, dry aftertaste and finish

O: this is a decent American Brown ale that I might have again depending upon what else was served

BeerKangaroo, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

mdillon86, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DMc8ride, Jan 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

robuess, Jan 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

erlenmeyer, Jan 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +12%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

cbyrd4088, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Atlantic Brewing Company Bar Harbor Real Ale.

Appearance: Clear brown with moderate carbonation. Two finger, off-white head that diminished very quickly. The lacing was virtually nonexistent.

Smell: Light roasted aroma. Not much changed as the beer warmed.

Taste: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Roasted with hints of coffee and toast. The finish did not last long.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body that was dry and watery. The carbonation was soft, almost flat.

Overall: This is an average brown ale comparable to Newcastle.

SolipsismalCat, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of ebeard2
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first beer by Shipyard I have tried, and oh boy does this one make a good first impression for the brewery. This beer has a dark brown color, with a hint of red in it. Any darker and you would think you were pouring a stout.

This beer has an excellent flavor. It has a nice nut brown flavor with hints of coffee thrown into the mix. If I had to pick one word to describe the taste, it would be delightful. If brown ale's are your forte, then I could certainly recommend giving this one a try. This is one of the better brown ale's out there.

Drinking this beer, it has a nice full body, not something you would really want out on the beach, but rather something when you are at home sharing a pint with friends. This beer has an excellent flavor and it should be drank slowly to savor every bit of it.

Overall I would without a doubt recommend trying this beer. It has a fantastic flavor.

ebeard2, Aug 03, 2011
Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.