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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2009
355 ml bottle from August 1, 2009 special release at Systembolaget
On August 3, 2009 - BB 10.06.30
Clear dark red color, tan head. Fudge, butterscotch, red berries, malty scent. Butterscotch, licorice, dark fruits, malty, dry taste. Chalky, dry, mineral aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, dry medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2009
Tap at OTH. A nice change from the regular brown ale version. Pours ruby/brown with light mocha head. Aroma was malty, dark fruits, bready notes and nice roasted malts. Taste, some banana came forward as it warmed up, light roasted malts and caramel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9138) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2006
12oz bottle. Clear mostly dar brown color. Mildly sweet, mildly lactic nose. Flavor has some butter toffee and scotch notes, oak as well. A bit boring but not offensive.

   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (7851) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, toasty nose with notes of dark bread, chocolate, burnt sugar, dried fruit and hints of coffee. Malty, toasty taste with dark rye bread, chocolate, brown sugar, some coffee, caramel and a spicy finish with a hint of bitter almonds. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Slightly harsh and not really in perfect balance. Still tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2006 bottling, BB 07/06. Poured clear, darker copper with an explosive cap of beige head (1" liquid, 6" head). The aroma picked up dusty sweeter chocolates and cocoa with a bit of English floral notes.. definitely some sourness creeping in due to age. The flavor was quite tasty.. sweeter chocolate, light molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla with rising vinegary tartness toward the back (managed to compliment the maltage rather well).. sweeter finish with a mild herbal bitterness. Lighter-bodied and smooth across the middle of the palate.. light bitterness and some sour notes toward the back. Held up better than it probably should have, but doesn’t have much (if any) life left.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour with a light off white head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and some caramel. Flavor has a lot going on. Root beer hard candy, horehand candy, caramel, chocolate and licorice. Very full bodied and flavorful. Mouthfeel is thickish and clean, with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall, excellent - probably the best from Shipyard yet.

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