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RATINGS: 282   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is diacetyl and some grass along with malts. Flavour is very much boring. Very boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
33cl bottle from GBBF 09, Well this isn’t too interesting. Some toasty notes, some caramel. Pretty empty on the finish too. Probably some diacetyl as well. Not really any hop either. In an English style? Well if you wanted to make a beer with diacetyl and not much flavour then yes, it is in an English style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6738) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was buttery with notes of biscuit and faint fruity hops. The flavor was butter, fruity hops and biscuit. Long butter and fruit finish. Medium body. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color, thin head. Light malt with some hops in aroma. Taste is way off, almost sour and unpleasant. Not to repeat

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quick3Beers (949) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle, thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Not much going on here, except unlike many pale ales the overall mouthfeel is well-balanced. However, little hoppiness, and an over-reliance on caramel malt. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5804) - Boston, 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 (1502) - 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 (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.

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