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Shipyard Export Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,592
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
956
pDev:
15.41%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
Wants:
10
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Photo of Derek
3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gasp262
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAB
3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of StormAles
3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Forebeer1
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The new cans look awesome!!
Amazing beer on tap

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Photo of crow
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very reminiscent of a lager!

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Photo of BergBeer
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScottP
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Moses1618
5/5  rDev +51.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Prost76
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.94/5  rDev +19%
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 +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
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
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giangio
4.04/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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