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Shipyard Brewer’s Choice Special Ale Brown Ale (05-06, 09-13)



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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
12oz bottle pours clear deep amber and tan head with brown highlights. This has a nice aroma full of caramel malts, nuttiness and some roasty malts. The taste is similar with lots of caramel malts moving into nuttiness, a dash of chocolate and mild notes of malt roastiness. Nice brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 24, 2009
Botella. Sweet caramel dark malty aroma. Sweet caramel well toasty malty and chocolate flavour with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget, Nordstan. Nice apperance. A crystal clear, deep ruby-brown colored beer with a coarse, big-bubbled tan head on top. Aroma has a pleasant sweetness of buttery, caramellish malts and roasted nuts, with a whiff of red fruits and marzipan. Flavor does not quite live up to the aroma. A light to medium malt body with a light sweetness, and also some sourish tones. Notes of peppery and earthy hops. Body is a bit underweight. Oily mouthfeel. Short malty finish, on the drier side, with a faint bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Plovmand. Clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, nuts and burned caramel. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel, notes of roasted malt and burned caramel. Hardly any bitterness. 220809

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle shared by juiceisloose @ otakuden’s Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours clear brown color with off white head. Toasted malt aroma. Flavor is toasted malt with some fruitiness. Slighty sweet taste. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
The color is clear, red-brown and the notes in the aroma are roasted malt, caramel and syrup. The sweet flavor has notes of roasted malt, caramel, light syrup, chocolate, cocoa and the finish is dry and citrussy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (7853) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle. Clear brown body with a mediun off white head. Sweet malt and light roasted aroma. Flavour is light fruity and sweet malt with notes of tobacco and roasted malt. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2009. Pours dark amber with a small creamy white head. Nutty and vinous aroma. Medium to watery palate. Earthy and hints of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8694) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle. High creamy off-white lasting head. Hazy dark red brown body. Sweet malty nutty aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet malty caramel nut flavor with low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Dark chestnut with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and plenty diacetyl. Sweet malty flavour with diacetyl

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