Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale | Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewer's Brown AleShipyard Brewer's Brown Ale
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Shipyard Brewer's Brown AleShipyard Brewer's Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2001

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was obviously a brown murky color with a little white cap of a foamy to bubbly head. Quickly dissipated leaving some sly lace running here and there, but that slid off into oblivion fairly quick.
The aroma definitely had those Fuggles hops up front that so few Americans seem to enjoy but I didn't mind. The obvious faring of sweet to roasty nuts/pecans, dark toast, sweet bread, caramel/toffee malts, quickened biscuit sweetness and a touch of acceptable diacetyl.
The flavor leaned into the sweetness of the prior mentioned aromas carrying in a little bit of yeasty sweetness. Fairly decent aftertaste of the dark toast, light grassiness of the Fuggles hops, and caramel/toffee malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fairly good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Light finish of the dark toast and yeastiness (I'd think this was a lager the way it finishes, but whatever, I'm not concerned).
Overall, one of the better Shipyard beers, in my opinion and I have to admit - yes I am a brown ale fan, apologies for that. Try it depending upon your sensitivity to diacetyl.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, bready, toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Toasted malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and some hops fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. OK brew.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.31/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark, mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked and toasted dark bread and biscuits. I also get some notes of black pepper, lots of brown sugar and slight touch of floral, piney, hops.

Taste: Nice beer! Lots of bready, roasted malt flavors up front, followed by some good brown sugar-like sweetness, black pepper, and a touch of dried stone fruit, such as raisins and prunes. There is just a touch of nicely balanced hoppy bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent as there is some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Nice beer. Good flavors of bready, roasted malt nicely blended with some brown sugar-like sweetness and slightly bitter hops. Recommended to all malt fans.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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1.68/5  rDev -52.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter 1 month before BB date.

Pours clear dark reddish-brown with a weak head that leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: Caramel and medium roasted malts; faint hint of English hops.

Flavor: moderately strong; limited complexity; slightly sweet balance. A touch of spicy hops in the finish and hints of smoke and coffee in the lingering aftertaste.

Feel: smooth, medium-full body with medium-light carbonation.

O: near average for style.

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Photo of Mojo
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - dark mahogany brown with a one finger caramel colored head, no real retention and minimal lacing.

S - grass, dark fruit, figs, raisins

T - molasses, toffee, lemon tartness, raisins, and a very fizzy cola taste

M - lots of carbonation, fairly thick

O - not my favorite beer ever, but as brown ales go, this one is okay.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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