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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4070) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2005
22 oz 2005 bottle shared with Muzzlehatch on 5/22/2005. Smells of nutty/earthy English hops, some bitterness, light caramel. Blonde with some orange tinges, clear, filtered body with a fizzy white head receding to nothing, no lacing. Flavor is lightly malty (pale/base malts), bits of grain, some minor hops bitterness, no real hops flavor. Maybe some metal on the end. Tastes a lot like water, feels like water. Forced carbonation, heavily filtered, horribly bland, not much beer left in this. Maybe some light citrus. Got the old "this beer sucks" in the notes. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2009
12 oz bottle. Aroma is hoppy but quite sweet, with honyish notes. Flavor is rather watery with some sweet malts to finish. Not a particularly good beer. A disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Cloudy reddish orange, thin beige head, some particulate floating around...old bottle? Hop aroma and taste. Not bad, but not the best pale ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Hazy golden amber, thin white head, medium body, medium carbonation.

Aroma: floral citrus hops, pale and a bit of chocolate malt, fruity yeast esters.

Taste: pale and chocolate malt, floral citrusy and slightly minty hops, grassy grainy astringency, course yeast esters.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7482) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (3119) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Amber and hazy with an off-white head. Mild aroma of toasted grains and light caramel. Bland flavor, unfortunate and lingering bitter graininess. Light, crisp, dry and clean, not for meh

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SwillNoMore (105) - USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle, Duvel tulip, cellar temp. Best before Jan ’08. Clear reddish copper. Big fast white head, poor lacing. Aromas are malty, herbal, piney. Light to medium body, thin texture. Sweet malty flavor, dry bitter finish. There was a metallic quality which ruined it for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2008
pours amber with 1 finger white head. Herbs and lemon with sweet malt aroma and taste with a touch of skunk. Smooth and watery with an herb after taste. Low on alcohol content as well. Nothing noteworthy, wouldn’t try it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (11658) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of diacetyl, with some toffee maltiness behind it. Dry and malty flavour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4483) - 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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