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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a watery looking light copper body with a thin and fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is just horrible to me. That awful buttery ringwood yeast just jumps out and punches you in the face. It’s hard to even smell any hops in this. The flavor is just as bad, it has ringwood written all over it from front to back. Some weak soggy and wet grain on the finish that pretty well lacks any bitterness at all. Slightly sticky and clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Somewhat watery in texture. Just as awful as I remembered it was.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8802) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Esplanadi, Tampere.
Pours lightly hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, malts, some fruits and nuts. Flavour of malts, nuts, hay, some dry fruits and mild cardboard. Dry malty palate with a bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Esplanadi, BB 09/2012
Aroma feels very english with lots of toffee hops and some caramel. Flavour has English toffee, grassy hops and caramel. Woody and nutty finish. Decent, and faithful to the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BBE Sep 2012, at Pikkulintu, 20120908) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, cardboard and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. The age had done its damage but I doubt this beer would be much better if it were fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Voodoo (531) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a brownish gold with a decent head and good lacing. Taste is a bit bland, a touch metallic and a bit of bittering. The good General would have probably wanted a bit more flavor, more bittering and a touch more hops.....maybe Little Round Hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours a clear golden amber from the bottle with good.tan head and great lacing. Aroma of english pale malts and slight hops. Taste is better than the smell, bitter yet refreshing. Solid pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1546) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
A clear amber-orange pour with an off-white head. The nose has an herbal and pine hop aroma with some light bread malt. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. It has a bittersweet initial taste that grows more bitter into a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1823) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
$1.80 bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours amber - no head. Smells slightly sweet-sticky. Tastes of copper and pepper. Bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5192) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12oz bottle. Aroma of caramel malts and floral and citrusy hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A standard pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5113) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Nice moustache. Strong old winey palate. Slight fruit aroma. Feels like much more than 4.8% and I usually like lower alky beers. Fairly good co2 sizzle. Ropey. Metallic hints. Bitterness sets in as session continues. Takes a few to get used to.

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