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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle in a Arriva-Train from Holstebro to Ulfborg - shared with Mette. Dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, buttery, fatness, light oxidation, cocoa, medium malty, roasted, light hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Clear dark amber with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hoppy hints. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and floral hops. Finished somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
clear brown, smooth thick white head. caramel,faint spices. flavor is caramel, toffee, spices, faint hops, both bitter and flavorfull ones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottled. A brown beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet witn notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet is sweet malty with notes of nuts, and a bit of burnt nuts, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle, 5.4%. Buttery and spicy aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Small unstable tan head. The flavour is quite mild, has a little yeast and a vinous touch. Nutty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Dark Mahogny colour with medium white head.Aroma of dark bread and chocolate,heavy rosted and mild smoked smoouth mouthfeels and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2009
Short light brown head that goes down to a thin lace. Redish brown color. The aroma is malt dominated with a litle figs. The taste is sweet malty with litle if any bitterness. The body rather thinn. Smoth drinking but boring. Is there any brown ale that isn’t boring?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a brown color with a mediumsized beige head. Fruity aroma, mostly dried fruits and toffee. Flavour is notably sweet, with lots of caramel and dried fruits. Medium bodied, rather smooth, with soft carbonation. Not bad, but very simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2009
(Bottle) Pours clear dark copper red to dark mahogany brown with a pale nougat coloured head. The aroma is rather bread grainy and chocolate malty with a weak UK hop profile of woody, earthy, spicy and citric hints. Some crisp bread and mild coffee roast. A mix from the caramelized malt and butterscotch-ish diacetyl brings notes of toffee. Bit nutty and syrupy as well. A whisper of vanilla and raisins. The flavour is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, nuts, dark bread, light crisp bread, English hops, herbs, dark syrup, light toffee and a trace of diacetyl. Light vinegar acidic. Maybe a bit fruity. The mouthfeel is light watery with a light crisp carbonation. Abrupt finish, only a light grainy chocolate tone lingers. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle (35 cl), thanks gnoff. Clear mahogny, medium beige head. Roasted aromas with some butterscotch. Light to medium bodiedm medium carbonation. Dry, a bit salty and metallic.

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