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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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 9, 2005
Clear brown with a thick but soon forgotten head. Aroma is mostly malt. Taste is butter smooth with some more malt and no noticeable hop presence. I was expecting a bit more from a beer called Brewers Choice. Thanks Matta.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma: malty, sweet, toffee, caramel, a bit of diacetyl. Flavor: malty, sweet, caramel, toffee, diacetyl, butter, lightly roasted, some fruity yeastiness (banana?), light bitterness. Too sweet, buttery and not very fresh. Re-rated 091002.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pilsnerrogge (2817) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2009
Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Smooth and creamy aroma of toffee, chocolate and a little bit of liquorice. Quite thin mouthfeel. Metallic and grassy flavour with some notes of chocolate and toffee. Looks and smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Cask at redlight redlight. pours a bright translucent brown. pungent wet dog odors in the nose. hint of malt behind that. The flavor improves a little. mostly i taste bananas. sweet maltiness gives way to a slightly hoppy bitter finish. ok at best.

   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 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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