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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"This seasonal specialty is the perfect winter warmer.”

Prelude is a rich, nutty, full-bodied English ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish.

First Brewed: December 1993
Available: November - December
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Cascade, Tettnang, Fuggles, Goldings
Color: Deep Amber
IBUs: 47
OG: 1.070
ABV: 6.7%


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2012
A hazy red beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is nutty, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is vanilla, wood, and sweet malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt and nut. Taste is similar, and a touch bitter late. Not really my style, but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Not my favorite Shipyard brew I must say. Cheers!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Reddish amber hue, good head formation. Caramel, sugarry aroma, mildly burnt. Smooth palate, mild caramel, mildly toasty. Smooth easy drinker, but a little lifeless.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Thanks to matta for this one. Pours a the color of black cherry Kool-Aid. The head was full of fizz and left as quickly as it came. Big malt aroma that presents cherry, burnt sugar, and woodiness. The flavor is maple, vanilla, toast, tin, and hop bitterness. The palate is very thin and fizzy. I would probably pass on another.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
irishpenguin13 (36) - Leesburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2006
what a tasty treat. its hard to find this where i live. to me, its something to look forward to every year like most seasonal brews. quite bitter and has a pleasant appearance and flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with beige head. The aroma is very caramelly with some odd grassiness and a metallic tinge that I associate with most Shipyard beers. The flavor is caramel, copper, mild grass. Not among my favorites.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with a thin straw-colored head. Spice, nut and caramel nose. Medium body and carbonation. Lightly sweet taste, with more toffee, maybe some butterscotch, orange spice and a bit of fruit. Dry, woody, pine finish. Credible I guess, but I’m finding it kinda hard to get exited about this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Chalk up another average at best beer. Pours a dark brown color with minimal head. Malty with some sugar spicy flavor in there and slightly sour finish. It’s decent and warming but nothing too great. It was however $5 for a six pack so the price was very good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear deep coppery color with a large tanned head that deflates to about half volume. Roasted malt and something akin to roasted nuts on the nose. Medium body with a bit of sweet malt. Finishes with a bit of a burnt note that seems out of place in a beer I can see through.


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