Shipyard Prelude Special Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Prelude Special Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
573 Ratings
Shipyard Prelude Special AleShipyard Prelude Special Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by taez555 on 02-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,824
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
573
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 573 |  Reviews: 291
Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of socon67
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joe12pk
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdood33
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IreRican
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of OJT1993
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macawm
4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beautiful warmer start to finish. One of the best I've ever had in this category.

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

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shabbtastic
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a 12pk at my local Hannaford for an unbeatable price of $12.99.

Pours a medium amber with a little cloudiness and formed a two finger head. Feels nice with a little alcohol bite. Finishes smooth, a lot smoother than the front end would suggest. You first taste dark malt with a sweet finish of brown sugar. For a minute I thought it was a Brown Ale. Overall I'm very pleased with shipyards take on this. Very good beer for a style that's sometimes overlooked. Great beer. Well done shipyard!

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Photo of PorterLambic
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Red with gold throughout and a smallish tan head sitting atop. Head retention is poor but leaves good lace.
Smell is weak, nearly non-existent.
Taste is a good step up in that it has flavors. Roast malt, biscuit, wheat.
Medium bodied, lightly effervesced. No warming though.

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Photo of Bestinyourgirl
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Tried last night, taste like a smithwicks, but much more flavorful

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Photo of buzzarooski
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Beautiful Looking Full Bodied, Malty Masterpiece pours a Gorgeous Amber Brown and falls into the Hearty Ale Category..... It would Pair PERFECTLY with a Twice Baked Potato and a Thick Juicy Steak.....Yet Another Success Story from SHIPYARD Brewing Co.

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Photo of Dur921
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knutron
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJRubes
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skaboom420
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not as spiced as some. Which is a good thing sometimes. Malty. Really enjoyed and would have more.

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Shipyard Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 573 ratings
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