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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #367
Ranked #28,852
3.32 | pDev: 15.36%
Sep 13, 2021
Jul 30, 2001
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Photo of MikeWard
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Looks decent enough. Clear amber body, small creamy white head persists in good form throughout leaving a little lacing.

Malty aroma.

On tasting, malts dominate, but there is an unpleasant finish.

Mouth medium, finish a somewhat sour bitterness.

Overall, one of those beers that goes slightly downhill after the look.

Sep 13, 2021
3.43 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Sep 01, 2021
3 by prisdefer from New York on Apr 30, 2021
3.55 by cgrunin from Texas on Apr 24, 2021
Photo of Stephenkerr
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Stephenkerr from Massachusetts

Not bad. reminiscent of Hoegaarden, but not quite as satisfying. Kind of like a halfway point between that and a more straight ahead blonde ale. At the very least, it was inoffensive enough to be enjoyable.

Feb 17, 2021
3.85 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Dec 15, 2020
3.98 by RyanPollie from California on Jun 24, 2020
Photo of cratez
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Rating from notes. Consumed March 2013. "Fresh tasting, and you could do a lot worse for a blonde ale, but really just average overall."

Jan 25, 2020
3.82 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2019
Photo of arizcards
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by arizcards from North Carolina

Had a 20 oz serving at the Portland Maine brewpub on 9-6-19 for $8.59.

Beer was served golden with a solid white head.

Nose was cracker and lightly toasted malts.

Taste was crackers and toast balanced very well by beta hops.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and kind of refreshing.

Overall not a bad change of pace beer to go with a mediocre cheeseburger.

Sep 06, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Skywave from Oklahoma

Creamy head, moderate lacing. Light amber orange with lots of bubbles rising. Polished.

Light caramel and pale malts, not much hops, slight Canadian beer whang.

Balanced and crisp. Bitterness is soft, malt is on sweet side. More of an amber. Some diacetyl ans fusel alcohol perception. Very English.

Medium, well carbonated. No astringency.

Odd but tasty and satisfying.

Aug 15, 2019
3.56 by O-Meg from New York on Jul 23, 2019
3.06 by cdathe2 from Florida on May 17, 2019
4.63 by markpfeifer from Ohio on Feb 15, 2019
Photo of Tantonys
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tantonys from Maine

OK, I guess every once in a while. I wish they provided a bit of Beer Info that might enhance my appreciation. Decent golden malt body. Just not my favorite hops profile, would probably be better in a darker ale... Decent bittering, yet nothing floral. I was expecting something reminiscent of Molson Red Export Ale, not quite. Does gets better as the hight goes on...

Feb 13, 2019
3.44 by robotic_being from Florida on Dec 27, 2018
4.18 by belavitch from California on Dec 20, 2018
4.43 by Babydave from New York on Sep 26, 2018
3.53 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 03, 2018
2.87 by McCoid from New Jersey on Aug 10, 2018
3.5 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts on Jun 27, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jun 23, 2018
4.25 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Apr 24, 2018
Photo of Nass
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

Best by date on the bottle. Does not taste like a blond ale to me, but more like an english style cream ale sort of like Boddington's or Wexford Cream Ale. Not what I expected but not bad. I would rather drink this than their lousy pumpkin ales any day of the week. Cheers! B-

Apr 02, 2018
3.75 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Mar 16, 2018
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

Appearance – Clear pale amber beer with a two finger head.

Aroma – Light caramel malts.

Taste – Slight caramel malt, almost a little cidery. Somewhat bitter.

Mouthfeel – Average, not too thin but not heavy.

Overall – A good solid beer, but for the odd cidery flavor.

Feb 27, 2018
3.64 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2018
4.1 by Rlhj from New Hampshire on Jan 31, 2018
3.47 by BenMorse from Maine on Jan 17, 2018
3.03 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on Jan 04, 2018
3.16 by Derek from Canada (BC) on Dec 09, 2017
3.56 by Gasp262 from Canada (AB) on Dec 03, 2017
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3.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by MAB from Canada (AB)

A pretty average start to the Beer Advent Calendar 2017.
When you're more excited about where the beer is from (Maine!) than the actual product, that's a bad sign.
But not a "bad" beer, per se. A decent ale, with a bit of extra sweetness. Honey?
The finish is bitter, which helps make it more palatable.

Dec 02, 2017
3.84 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Dec 02, 2017
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3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

12oz bottle, day 1 of the 2017 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Kind of a boring-sounding brew to kick off this big deal, IMHO.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying streaky lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and doughy caramel malt, buttered white bread, faint generic citrus rind, a hint of earthy yeastiness, and very tame leafy, weedy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, plain Ritz crackers, some muddled pome and citrus fruitiness, kind of estery yeast, and more well-understated leafy, herbal, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is pretty weak in its 'took a mental health day' frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, nothing really extant here that might cause any sort of fuss. It finishes on the sweet side, but that hardly comes as a surprise now.

Overall - yeah, this is one plain-Jane offering, with little hop offset to the essentially thorough malt onslaught. The package that this is part of claims that the contents are an 'All Star Edition' - not so far it isn't, but Shipyard has never really floated my particular boat, so maybe it's just me.

Dec 01, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Forebeer1 from Maine

The new cans look awesome!!
Amazing beer on tap

Nov 10, 2017
3.68 by crow from Illinois on Oct 16, 2017
Photo of FLima
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by FLima from Brazil

Amber color with a thick off-white head with decent retention.
Citrusy aroma with notes of oranges, white grapes, lemon and biscuit malts.
Flavor with notes of mint, earthy and citrusy hops, slightly toasted and biscuit malts, lemon, oranges and medicinal herbs. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Beer with nice malt complexity with interesting choice of hops. Original. It reminded me of an ESB with American accent.

Sep 15, 2017
Photo of DrMullet
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a clear golden amber with quickly resolving head with persistent lacing.
Smell is a sweet malt with a bit of dark fruit.
Taste is slightly sweet caramel with a hint of medicinal hop at the finish.

Sep 09, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BEER88 from Washington

Very reminiscent of a lager!

Sep 05, 2017
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