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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."

First Brewed: April 1995
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Fuggles, Cascade, Glacier
Color: Copper
OG: 1.055


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2005
Bottled. Brownish amber, brief head. Light citrusy nose with a hint of metal. Dry with clean, hard, primitive malt character. Some toffee and oranges. Grassy, salty finish with medium bitterness. Nice flavourwise, but the mouthfeel is fizzy and harsh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6478) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2005
Bottled. Amber. Toffee and butter-aroma. A bit pungent. Full and malty flavour with citric hops. Also some toffee and chocolate(?).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper colour. Aroma has notes of honey pastilles and butter. Flavour is light citric from hops and there is honey as well. Nice balanced bitterness. Very smooth and balanced.

3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9365) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3508) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2541) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5882) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12858) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1455) - austin, Tejas, Texas, 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.


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