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RATINGS: 355   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. Itís a rich and nutty ale with a hoppy finish and an inviting deep amber hue. Available November-December.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1755) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark amber pour with a medium head. Good mix of malty sweetness and hop bitternesss. Very drinkable ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33020) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight metallic. Roasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter, roasted and dark malty flavoured. Dry into the far finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma and diacetyl. Fairly rich body, solid burned caramel and butterscotch. Fruity and slightly metallic with some warming alcohol in the finish. Rich and pleasant. 050411

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10966) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
clear brown, smooth white head. sweet caramelly, malty, slightly bitter and flowery. flavor is flowery, caramelly, slightly malty. faint fruity sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with an orangey head. The flavor has notes of straw, malt, and minerals. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and minerals, leading to a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10328) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of butterscotch. burnt carmel, earthiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of butterscotch, burnt carmel, earthiness and spice with a smooth dry lingering spiced carmel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. The nose is very caramel with a slightly fruity undertone. It pours a deep amber color with a small, foamy, light tan head that settles down to a thin sheet quickly. The flavor is a little buttery with a good bit of caramel, a slight British tang, and a nondescript back bitterness. Not terrible, just not as good as the Jubelale I just had. Light to medium body with average carbonation leading to a medium, darker caramel finish. Again, not bad. Probably one of the better Shipyard brews Iíve had.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap. Pours a deep, clear brown. Like all Shipyard beers, this one had too much hop flavor for me that covered up the malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Mahogany appearance with a fairly large tan head and decent lacing. Malty aroma of molassas and dark fruit. Earthy, sweet, toffeeish malt taste with a hint of bittersweet chocolate up front and floral, spicy hops providing the balance in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1608) - Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours deep reddish amber with a nice 2 finger head and decent lacework, aroma is amber malt and caramel malt. The flavor is caramel malt, but also has amber malt that I donít care for. The body is medium high, carbonation is medium. Overall a decent winter warmer.


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