Prelude | Shipyard Brewing Company

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3.76/5
Very Good
580 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by taez555 on 02-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,172
Reviews:
293
Ratings:
580
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
59
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Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 293
Photo of entenduintransit
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The dark redish amber beer pours out into a shaker pint glass with a 1/4" off white head that recedes slowly leaving a ring of foam around the glass and some islands of lacing on the surface. Sipping leaves scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas include some caramel from the malt, some roasted nuts with some touches of and there are some spices such as clove in the background but definitely noticable.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the caramel, the roasted nuts and spices all showing. The well controlled sweetness from the malt is nicely blended with some earthy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth with the persistent gentle carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the caramel, nut and spices fade to a slightly bitter semi-dry ending.

On the whole this is a fairly good winter warmer that I'd be willing to have again since it is smooth and easy to drink and the ABV is really large. It is a bit temperature sensitive in that the flavors open up and get a bit more complex as the beer warms. Not the best winter warmer I've tried but is still one worth trying.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.56/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle. Pours dark red with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops, red fruit, and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops, spices, caramel malt and ripe fruit. Finish is long, Robitussin like. Yak.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacktar1983
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Very thin white head,that dissolves quickly.Light brown / dark copper in color,with medium clarity.Distorted light showing through the glass.Very light carbonation.

On the nose I get dark roasted malt,caramel,and toffee notes.Also some sweet bread and honey.

The palate follows the nose with roasted malts and caramel on the front end.On the finish I also get caramel,with some sweet bread,and smalls hints of dark fruit.

The body is medium with a slight stickiness to the mouth feel.Slight alcohol warming ,with a smooth finish.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light brown color with a white head. Aroma is malty, with fresh bread and honey like sweetness. The taste follows the nose, with honeyed bread, buttery toffee, and assertive caramel notes. Light bodied, well carbonated brew. Overall, this sweet ale that would be enjoyed most by those that like a more malt forward brew.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown pour with thin tan top that fades to a ring. Aroma of cooked sugar, dark bread, and a slightly spicy booze. Flavor is very similar and that's a good thing. Semisweet, malty with a fairly clean, semi-dry finish. Never bitter, and as most other reviewers have mentioned, most importantly none of the flavor is overdone. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSanger
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tommyboy555
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown in color with an off white head in the 2/5" range. The aroma smacks of winter warmer, you have the mild holiday spice rack, brown malt etc.

Taste gives impressions of all your usual winter warmer holiday beers from the big regional breweries. Maltiness is there but not overly thick or roasted. Not bitter. Nuances in the mouthfeel of those Thanksgiving and Christmas spice racks. Nothing overdone like a truckload of coriander or cinnamon. Chill. One of the better Shipyard beers.

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Prelude from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 580 ratings