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RATINGS: 275   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."


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s 05/08/2009 Diacetyl and some hop aroma. Golden coloured and pale with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Hmmm, pretty boring beer but not bad for the style. Copper pour. Aromas of crackers, caramel malt and hops. Flavor is pretty light. Some light caramel malt and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a large, fluffy, white head. Excellent, tight retention. The soapy, biscuity nose offers notes of pale malts, biscuit and caramel. The flavor is of pale, biscuity malt and a nice, crisp, hop kick. A touch grainy with a mild note of butterscotch. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and intermediate carbonation. Mid-length, sticky-sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
Pours a see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus and caramel. Toffee in the tastes as well. Light bitter finish. I could see this as a decent session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. That’s Virginia, where someone located in the Capitol of the Confederacy gave label approval to a label featuring a Union general. It seems reconciliation truly is complete. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates leaving a few specks of lacing. Aroma of big caramel and butterscotch notes and floral hops. The taste is floral hops, caramel, some toastiness and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7733) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle. Orange-amber body with a small white head. Very muted aroma, light mushroomy notes. Very light bitterness in the flavour, muted fruity character mixed with mild dilute grains. Average to thin palate. Inoffensive, but a bit dull. 5/3/5/3/10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Creamy malt and orange peel aroma with a hint of hops. Medium amber with small head. Slightly sour barley malt flavor with light hops finish. Toasted malt aftertaste. A nice beer but it would really take a 5/5 beer to live up to the legacy of Colonel Chamberlain and his 20th Maine boys.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle post GBBF, Day 2, August 2009. Ginger colour. I’ve heard people talk about he Ringwood yeast used by Shipyard producing some diacetyl but this was full of butterscotch in the aroma. Also some cardboard. Not quite as pronounced on the palate as on the nose but still not great. Thin, rather watery, mouthfeel. Something wrong with this bottle? Flagged for re-rate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Pours copper with full tan head. The aroma is muted malts mixing with spicy to earthy hops. The taste is malty with a layer of caramel to start before spicy hops and a dash of citrus acidity like bitterness come to the surface. By midway mild earthiness, spicy and floral hops all sort of over running the malts in a mild mannered way. It ends with a slight hop tingle, a mild bit of roast and a memory of malt sweetness.


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