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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2002
didnít strike my fancy maybe because i had it with Italian Cuisine

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2006
Pours very very dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Smells hoppy with a bit of malt. Very wintery tasting. Roasty with hops, hints of coffee. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Right on the mark for a winter ale, a little heavy for this time of year (late April).

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gizmo_ber (189) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
Strong cinnamon flavor in this ale. I wish there was a little more going on, but itís pretty one note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle from RSVP in portland. pours a nice deep brown with a nice off white head. aroma is nice spicy hops. has nice dry taste with a slight hint of roasted malts and some nice pineyness. finishes with a very nice hoppy bitterness. nice winter ale. will buy again

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2002
dark brown color, initially huge froth-top turns teensy. weird sour nose, like a wet dog that rolled in something gnarly? i liked the taste though. malty and...well, sort of different. my husb tasted and said "man thatís bitter" but i disagreed (maybe iím getting to be more of a hop head?) still, it isnít what i was expecting for a special winter brew. honestly, i donít know what to expect but i want it to knock my knickers off with herbal spiciness. this was good but the knickers didnít budge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Kindy of has a minty flavor to it somehow. Stong aspects of pine and maltiness some fruit and brown sugar flavors too. Overall - a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Aroma - Musky aroma Appearance - Medium clear brown, light head Taste - tastes like a nutty, bitter porter Palate - medium body, light carbonation Overall - Not my style of beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (148) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2000
This is my second favorite Shipyard beer. my favorite is the blue fin stout. This is a very nice flavored ale with a lighter hop flavor than most of their others. but still a good flavor.


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