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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The classic English style of Chamberlain Pale Ale is enhanced by its golden copper hue and creamy white head. It is dry and crisp with an aromatic hoppy finish. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Civil war hero. Medal of honor winner. Maine governor. President of Bowdoin College. The Chamberlain Pale Ale was created by the Shipyard Brewing Company to commemorate the extraodinary life of "the man from Maine."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
Amber, creamy white head. Leafy and buttery citus aroma. Herbs, caramel, butter and toffee in flavour. Butterscotch in the finish with hints of citric fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Thanks to matta for this. Pours deep copper with medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight hops. Tastes malty, with a fruity, caramel element and some finishing hops. Very smooth palate, and some honey at culmination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Amber-orange hue. Light- to medium-bodied. Little nip of noticeable alcohol. Grainy malts with very little sweetness. Notes of toasted bread and burnt caramel. Spicy, tea-like hops, with elements of bitter flowers. Other notes of metal, pear, lemon grass and light tobacco. Piques the curiosity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Pours a cream, two-fingered head, fades quickly and leaves some lace. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Clear amber color. Citrusy nose. Starts with a mix of hops and malt, faint sweetness in the background and finishes without an overpowering amount of hops like some pales can be. 83¢ for a 12oz bottle from Cumberland Convenience Greenland, NH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5482) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Copper, big sloppy white head. Big caramel nose, with caramel and toffee flavors, as well. Some crisp, resiny notes in the finish. Nice session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal (seems like this uses Ringwood yeast), some lemon, green apple. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, some lemon, tart, caramel, bread. Finish is medium bitter herbal and faily dry. Medium body, some acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1429) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Decent brew with some character and enough hops to back it up. While not sticking out above the ever growing crowd, it has enough to recommend it as a pint or bottle to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Ok, so IMO, Shipyard brews a great Longfellow Ale, the Old Thumper, BlueFin Stout, and the Fuggles IPA are solid and above average…. Other than that I’ve always thought that the Shipyard beers are a step above Sam Adams but nothing very exciting. Then tonight I had a bomber of this Chamberlains Pale Ale…. F-ing Loved It!

This is a English Style PA with a nip of American hop addition… really nice work! Pours copper body with a thick ivory head. The aroma is a woodsy earthy citric hop and a note of brown sugar & caramel. A toasty malt likeness and somewhat biscuity… palate was rich and lush…. Chamberlain takes second, under Longfellow, in my lineup of Shipyard brews… truly impressed with this English PA!
I will have NO trouble talking this beer up to my accounts!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 Funky milky soapy aroma with notes of sourness. Maybe hints of caramel malts in there. Well, this makes up for the aroma. Very toasty and malt-city. Very rich and yummy. Transparent copper color with a small off-white head. A pleasant surprise! (5/4/8/5/15) ~~~~~~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~~~~~~~~12 ounce bottle from a 12 pack that my father brought back from Maine. Aroma is initially spicy and lightly herbal. After a few seconds, this becomes sweet, and butterscotch-like. Laced with diacetyl. burnt rubber, too. Transparent orange-copper body with a smallish, off-yellow head. Starts sweet, sugary, and super buttery. Tons of diacetyl here. Becomes a little astringent towards the finish with a bit of an herbal, and spicy hop kick. Flawed. Just not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 I am all for US brewers coming through with the English pale instead of always giving us the west coast version. But this one falls a little short. I found a metallic flavor that held it back from top marks. Please keep trying, we need the variety

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