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Shipyard Brewers Choice Special Ale Brown Ale (05-06, 09-)

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewer’s Choice Brown Ale is a full-bodied, dark brown ale made with 5 different malts and 3 varieties of hops. Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Wheat malts combine to give this beer a nice smoky taste up front and a smooth, full body, finishing with a crisp hop bite at the back. Hops used in this limited edition brew are English Challenger, Styrian Goldings, and East Kent Goldings at the finish. Available February -­ March. 5.4% alcohol by volume


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2142) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle with new label 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draught at a bowling alley in Portland. This is a pretty bland brown ale without much distinction.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
12 oz. Bottle. Good brown ale. Brown sugar and grain scent with a bready multigrain and roasty coffee quality. Dark brown pour with a bubbly, foamy head. Medium, silky feel. Brown sugar fronted taste with molasses to roasty coffee - very near a porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pours brown with an attractive tan head and a toasty aroma. There is an herbal smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is vanilla and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel. Easy to drink a good brown ale from Shipyard.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2011
Soft and fresh aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is round and slightly sweet of roasted malt, a bit toffee-ish in tone, with great bitterness. Nice, but I find it a little too sweet in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Shipyard Brewer’s Brown Ale is a very clear, solid brown ale with a thin khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves decent lacing on the glass. It has a sweet aroma, like caramel mostly. There may be a hint of nuttiness and a hint of coffee, but it’s mostly caramel. It’s medium-light bodied and lively. The finish is dry and pretty crisp. It leaves the mouth with a slightly astringent feel. It doesn’t taste sweet like it smells. It’s pretty malty with a touch of coffee and perhaps nuttiness. There’s a fair amount of leafy green bitterness. Chocolate and alcohol are in the aftertaste. This is a solid American brown ale. I just noticed the blue star on the orange background on the label. Is that supposed to make me think of Newcastle? Because, I prefer this to Newcastle, I think.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2011
Pale amber with a Medium off-white head. Malty with fruity tones. High carbonation, malt and bitterness. Medium body with a long bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a clear, rich mahogany-hued body with a tall, proud, though deflating light beige head. Smell: Aroma smelling of roasted barley, toasted bread, a little chocolate and caramel hiding a naughty pat of butter, and cherry nut squares from the fair amount of fruit esters. Taste: A nice showing of dark bready barley, sweet chocolate, lightly roasted nuts, and crunchy dark caramel. Medium sweetness. Slight dark cherry fruitiness going on, though moreso as it warms. The coffee-ish roasty accent reassures itself as the herbal, earthy English hops perk up with a modest amount of overall bitterness. Mild diacetyl. Slight trace of smokiness. Predominately a dry maltiness on the finish with a final kick of ripe fruit. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Notably smooth mouthfeel that rolls across the tongue in a lush manner. Overall: Enjoyed this one. BBA does a very good job at just being a simple brown ale.


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