Shipyard Export Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Export AleShipyard Export Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
941
Reviews:
422
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.62%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
107
For Trade:
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Ratings: 941 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of EmeraldMist
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a slightly hazy golden color, two fingers of rocky off white head, whispy lacing.
Aroma - Sugary sweet, dough, slight butter.
Taste - Smooth and malty, biscuity malt, yeasty, very light caramel sweetness. Hops have an herbal taste and are not very bitter. The finish is slightly fruity and has lingering yeast.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth.

Overall - Tastes like a blonde ale mixed with an English pale ale. A lot more complex than most blondes. Good stuff.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dirty straw color with about a finger of head. The nose is sharp with a combination of citrus and malt. The flavor has a biting maltiness to it.

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Photo of MustangPauli
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a pint glass.

Thin soapy white head,with moderate retention.Dark gold / copper in color,with moderate clarity.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get mostly sweet malt,and a little bit of bread and yeast notes.It has a little bit of a metallic smell to it.

On the palate I get some lemongrass and yeast up front,with some sweet malts on the back end.

The body is thin and a little bit watered down,but not enough to kill the beer.Smooth finish that goes down easy.

This is an okay beer,not something I would drink all the time,but not something I would turn down if offered to me either.

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Photo of RyanKininger
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giangio
4.04/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wac9
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

big disappoint here lacks everything good about a blond ale just sits there offers nothing to you not must taste

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Shipyard's Export Ale at Boyne Country Provisions. I was in the mood for something on the lighter and since I've never seen this beer before I thought I would take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice golden amber color that takes on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with three fingers worth of creamy,fluffy and slightly off white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with some doughy yeast being the first to show up and that goes into the goes into the malts which impart a bready, grainy, pale malt and sweet malt like aromas with the sweet malts seeming to stick out the most. Towards the end comes some cracker malts along with a little bit of an herbal hop aroma. This beer has a decent aroma, it's pretty standard for the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the doughy yeast still being the first to show up and it goes right into the malts which impart all the same aspects that it did in the aroma with the cracker and grainy malts seeming to stick out the most. Towards the ends comes just a light generic hop and herbal hop flavor with pretty much no bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it has a very malty aftertaste. This is an ok tasting beer, but it's pretty average for the style.

M- The mouthfeel is smooth, a little clean, crisp, slightly prickly, medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and it works well with it.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok and I thought it was a pretty average example of the style, not much stood out about and there were more than a couple aspects that were rough around the edges. This beer didn't have this best drinkability, one is more than enough for me, the flavor doesn't keep me coming back for more. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and mouthfeel, those are the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the taste, it just wasn't that good and it was on the bland for the style. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I can't say i would recommend. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this one, overall it was just pretty plain and I didn't find it to be memorable. It's one of my least favorite beers from shipyard and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little more work.

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Photo of ArtZan
2.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flyersfan900
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wertschy
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crewfan1952
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a pretty standard blond ale, that pours amber with a copper tinge, good head (1" pour for me) that retains well with lacing. Smells of malt which is the overwhelming taste. The balance sings heavy on the malt side so the taste is all bread and little room for hop flavor. Finishes medium with a little bit of bitterness and hangs in the palate for awhile. It's alright.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SweetChicken
3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkrich
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. freshness stamped bottle: bright and clear, deep golden to orange with a very thin, quickly dissipating head.

Surprisingly fresh hop aroma upon opening the bottle.

Very tangy flavors with more than a hint of butterscotch - the English yeast perhaps? There are some nice fruity flavors, and the ale remains crisp sip after sip.

Rather thin bodied with a clean, refreshing mouthfeel.

I tried this ale back in the mid '90s when I first starting drinking more craft beer. I don't recall it leaving an impression on me as I never sought it out again; but I think it is better than just "okay".

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Shipyard Export Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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