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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Prelude Special Ale is full-bodied in the true English Style. It’s a rich and nutty ale with a hoppy finish and an inviting deep amber hue. Available November-December.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (644) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with only a minimal white head. Nose is malts yeast and nuts and taste is nutty and smooth. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Nose is sweet malt and nuts with yeast. Very smooth drink with a light sweetness followed by a crisper nutty finish. Very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
bottled, amber color , frothy tan foam, has a lot of prickly hops, some dryness, plain with some cardboard, never really goes anywhere

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
(Bottle). Aroma is a mild and sweet malt. Hazy copper complexion with long-lasting thick white head. Nice semi-sweet malt flavor that is easy to session. This could be a fine English pub ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gizmo_ber (157) - - DEC 11, 2013
Strong cinnamon flavor in this ale. I wish there was a little more going on, but it’s pretty one note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
light sweet nuts aroma,golden, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6647) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
Brown coloured, faint hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, caramel and clear candy, funny impression. Flavor starts sweet, faint coffee. Creamy, dry texture.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. $0.99 crap bin at the local beer store. Why the hell not. Pours deep amber with thin off white head. Smell is big caramel, dark fruits, cherries, rich malt. Taste is similar with a cherry that rides out, even a slight tartness to the finish. Pretty sure this is about 9 months old, but it is drinking pretty nice right now. And what the fuck its only a buck.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Poured a clear, dark amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, raisin, with a bit of earthiness. Taste is coffee, caramel, herbs, with a strong bittersweet finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4994) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber to chestnut body with a one finger frothy beige head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is malt driven with a lot of biscuity and slightly sweet caramel malt. Just a light bit of English hops. One of the better aromas from a Shipyard beer. The flavor is really a pretty good attempt at making a beer that doesn’t scream butter bomb like most Shipyard offerings. Somewhat sweet up front with just a light touch of their ’house’ character if you want to call it that. Finishes with a light touch of English hops, some nutty malt, and a little burnt caramel. Medium bodied with a slight clinginess on the finish. This isn’t all that bad.


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