Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
188 Ratings
Shipyard Brewer's Brown AleShipyard Brewer's Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured two fingers of head on a brown colored body.
The aroma is wonderful. It's a maltiness mixed with earth and forest.
The taste is somewhat watery with a roasted malt note and the mildest bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste didn't measure up to the great look and smell of the beer.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of VALIS666
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JHendu
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Damian74
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear ice tea color with a very impressive head; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Toffee and brown bread; a little fruit and some diacetyl from the Ringwood

Taste: Buttered brown bread and toffee, with developing undertones of hazelnuts, cocoa and tobacco, in the middle, where some nutskin bitterness also becomes apparent; the malts drive through the finish, with just a hint of fig in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not being a big fan of brown ales, I found this to be a nice change of pace; Shipyard has done a nice job of packing an interesting blend of malty flavors into this brew

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Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just got done watching my fantasy football team gets it's ass kicked by my brother, so I needed a beer. This one pours from a 12oz bottle into a Harpoon pint glass. Beer is very dark brown with a slightly off white colored head, a nice head presents itself and there is a decent amount of lacing. Nice looking.

Aroma is quite bready but filled with some chalkiness and alkalinity. Good dose of caramel with some toffee and tobacco notes as well.

Flavor mimics the aroma with toffee and crackers leading the way. More caramel with solid roastiness. Nice flavor profile

I liked this one. I am not typically a brown ale fan, but this one had nice body to and perfect carbonation. The breadiness and caramel and toffee melded well together to make an altogether well rounded beer that pleased my palate. As far as brown ales go, I liked it.

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Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours very light brown with a thin ring of white foam atop like a lid. The nose is all caramel, but evolves into a nutty malt. Soft smooth sweet nutty taste. Very light carbonation. Very smooth, very easy little bit of sweet sticks around.

Pretty good.

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Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite lovely dark amber in the small chalice. Nice foam coats the glass. Toffee in the nose.

Not too thick, but malty. Pleasantly rich and flavorful, but not very sweet. Roasted malt provides the interest. A touch of hops provides some bitterness halfway through. Tastes more like a splash of coffee than hops. A hint of butter. Interesting dark flavor with some sweet highlights. Baked apples with some bitter skin flavor.

Thoroughly drinkable beer and a couple of notches above the usual in this category. From the 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark ruby brown with a light tan 2 finger head. Decent retention, results in a thin but consistent lacing.

Smell - Notes of English toffee jump out with some mildly roasted malts.

Taste - Starts with a nice English toffee flavor, then a subtle roasted nuttiness joins the fray. Hints of powdered cocoa around the edges. A bit of Euro hops on the back end help to give this a bit of balance.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth, finishing with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good brew from Shipyard here. Nice twist on a classic English brown. Not my favorite style, but I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of mschind
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- 12 bottle into a nonic produced a half inch head without much retention but decent lacing on hte glass. Very dark translucent brown. Almost too dark for a brown ale.

S-Nutty carmel and biscuit malt. No discernible hops in the nose.

T- Big malty flavor balanced with some bitterness that seems to come mainly ffrom the dark malt reminiscent of a stout.

M- Medium light body with medium to high carbonation.

O- This strikes me as unusual for a brown ale. The roasty finish pushes the envelope but overall it is balanced and enjoyable.

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Photo of jda007
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of EigenBeer
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Heathenaxe
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In pint glass:

A: dark brown colored body with a moderate amount of carbonation seen rising with a one finger tan head that dissipated within a couple seconds, lacing was light yet slightly foamy and it left some rings

S: light roasted coffee with some caramels and nuts

T: moderately sweet through previously mentioned flavors

M: light to medium, sessionable, dry aftertaste and finish

O: this is a decent American Brown ale that I might have again depending upon what else was served

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Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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