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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8279) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with small off white head. The aroma is floral hop and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet honey and crisp finish. A decent English pale ale from Shipyard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7894) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange copper with an off white head. Fresh grassy hop aroma with a hint of caramel. Well balanced flavor with caramel malt and grassy/floral hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
6/12/11. 12oz bottle. Clearish light amber with a small tan head. Plain malty aroma with a hint of floral hops. Sweet, malty, buttery flavor.. blech!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Pale amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity, slightly malty nose with notes of grainy malt, toffee and orange peel. Fruity, malty taste with grainy malt, toffee and a mild citrussy bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, fairly dry. Clean and enjoyable, but hardly exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle (341ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and light oily herbal hops. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. Mediocre stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6978) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Rerate Aroma a little bit off, slightly lemony and sour, overall still decent though Original 3.7 Big C’s Liquors, Winter Park, Fl. 22 oz bomber. Pours a medium copper with a thin, but fluffy white head. Fresh, clean, slightly minty aroma with some underlying hints of fruit - nectarines perhaps. Good subtle bitter flavor, subtle citrus hoppiness. Some peppermint as well. Solid malty backbone - touch of maple syrup. Very solid pale ale. Would make a good session ale. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Best of the Shipyards thus far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle 355ml
Appearance: straight clear amber with rater larger foamy top. Little lace.
Nose: crystal malt with average hop feel, sugary dusty sweetness. 5+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied with thinner sides. Slight hint of English character all covered up with sweet malts that don’t match to well with style. Bit too sweet. Washed up finish.

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