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Waterfront Blonde Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Waterfront Blonde AleWaterfront Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by puboflyons on 08-09-2013

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by digitalflood:
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma-Has a nice smell of hops & malt.
Appearance- Has a clear amber color with a small white head.
Taste- The first flavor I noticed was butter, not bad but wasn't expecting it. The malt and hops came right after.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation with a buttery texture.
Overall- A pretty good beer overall.

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Photo of DerekP
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSwampy
3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker than I would guess for a "blonde," in terms of color, anyway. More of an amber with a hint of reddish. Head was white, sparse big bubbles. Smell fairly minimal and taste followed: some nondescript malt, distinct hoppiness but nothing overwhelming. Mellowed and broadened a bit as it warmed. Drinkable but simply not remarkable. Brown bottle poured into a clear glass, stamped "BB.07.30.16"

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Photo of mmorris15
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Expiration date of Jan 2014. Sampled on August 8, 2013. I believe this beer is brewed by Shipyard exclusively for the Hannaford grocery store chain of New England (USA).

The pour is golden yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head and so-so clarity. It may be a chill haze as opposed to an unfiltered haze.

The aroma has your basic pale malts, mild sweetness, biscuit, and butter with clean crisp hops faintly in the background.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is not terribly bold but it has a refreshing mixture of pale malts, biscuits, and a dry low hop finish. This may be a knock-off version of Shipyard's Export Ale for a dollar less per six pack. It is not bad but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 13tido
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KeithTobberman
4.21/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer! It has enough flavor not to be boring, but it is light enough to refresh. I thoroughly enjoyed by first purchase of this beer, and I intend on buying more!

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Photo of robebo44
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sebas
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.27/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out into a shaker pint glass a clear bright golden yellow with a 1/4" white head that soon recedes without leaving any lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a few scattered patches of lacing but the foam is mostly gone by mid way through the beer.

The aromas include mostly biscuity malt and a hint of almost grassy hops.

The flavors feature the biscuity malt, some sweetness, and just a bit of grassy hops in the background.

The mouth feel is medium bodied but on the light side and nicely smooth from the moderate carbonation. The finish begins about mid-way through as the malt slowly steps aside leaving the gentle hops to finish the slow with a slight bitterness.

While i thought I detected a bit of butter in this one (DMS) it worked fairly well with the other flavors. I don't intended to have another one soon, but I'd not turn it down if offered.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of 67cuda
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Straw flavored blonde, just OK

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Photo of keith466
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of JakeFeuerbach
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Ok I guess. Tasted kind of buttery and had very flat after taste

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Photo of TheMadJack
3.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured from 12oz screw cap bottle into pint glass. Beer pours a light amber. Clear with a central column of carbonation. A ring of off-white foam clings to the edge of the glass, a thin island of head covers about 80% of the surface.

Scent: Aroma is grassy with undertones of flowers and a hint of berry.

Flavor: Light biscuit and hay base. Gentle, indistinct bitterness follows quickly, and the finish is clean and dry. The ale drinks like a lager.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on a smooth and light-to-medium bodied.

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Photo of Wingnut93
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Burnthedevice
3.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good looking, nice feeling brew that starts off well on the palate but is ruined by an aftertaste that makes me feel like I just bit into a nice, juicy cardboard box. Wish it finished better, because otherwise it would make a nice summertime brew.

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Waterfront Blonde Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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