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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Clear amber, big cream coloured haed with excellent retention, leaving chunky lace down the glass. Interesting aroma, almost perfumey, ginger spice, caramel, and subtle stone fruits. Full-bodied malt-forward palate with a moderately resinous hop finish. I really liked this one as a bit of a different take on a style that often comes across as a dumbed-down cascade-laden IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
22 oz. I like how shipyard has crafted thier brews after historic people of Maine(chamberlain and longfellow) I think this should be classified as an english pale ale. Lots of diacetyl, from the ringwood, just like all thier beers. Moderate amount of either fuggles or EKG in aroma. Taste is nicely balanced between light crystal malt and some hops. Not very bitter. Fairly smooth, with ligth/mod. body. One of the better brews from shipyard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
The appearance of this beer was alright; copper in color, with an unimpressive head. The aroma was mediocre as well. But the flavor has some very nice bitterness in the finish, making it an above average English-style pale ale. It's a bit on the hoppy side for the style, which for me is a plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Light amber, slightly hazy honey color. Low to moderate carbonation. Thin head, quickly diminishing. Sweet hoppy aroma, but with a little bit of irony maltiness, which I presume will be chewy on the palate. The malts were chewy. Sweet resiny hopiness. Interesting, like its daddy was an IPA and its momma was an Amber. Well crafted.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 How do you talk bad about a beer that you have paid for more than a few times? Well this is one of those beers. It’s not great, but it’s REALLY good at being average. So much so that you drink it cause of it’s familarity. The sweet maltiness is just very comforting to me. Like an old girlffriend booty-call.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
[bottle] Really pleasant aroma of caramel and melanoidin with a US hops undertone and a hint of tobacco/raisin. Clear copper with bubbly ring and just some wispy white lace on top. Flavour begins a bit bland and soda watery but blossoms into a British tasting toffee and raisin with only a hint of hops flavour and a moderate bitterness. Also subtle dried fruits. A little bit of mouth coating buttery diacetyl, but not so much to detract from the quality of this brew. Really nice flavour, if a bit weak. Light to medium body with medium carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 22oz bomber from Tiger Town. Amber-red translucent body with about a quarter inch of off-white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma is slightly weaker than expected, and consists of hops with hints of yeast and diacetyl. Tastes caramelly and biscuity with some yeast and hops to support. Dry finish. On the lighter side of medium-bodied. A pretty good pale ale. Definitely one of their better offerings, and something I could see myself drinking on a regular basis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Good sized head. Bright white in color. Lingers for a while with light carbonation. Nice aroma vanilla, candy, little hops and some light biscuit malts. Color is a bright dark orange. Crisp and slightly dry flavor with more vanilla and soft malts up front then the hops take over. Nice bitterness appears and lasts through the finish. Little more biscuits and a touch of sweetness for balance. Nice lingering bitterness at the finish and again a little dry. This is a very good and moderately hopped pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2006
I agree that this is the best beer in the shipyard line up. It is an excellent PA that really puts most of my locals to shame. Hard to find.

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