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Shipyard Winter Ale Special Brew



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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The Shipyard Ale is a non-traditional, full bodied American Red Ale. The warm coppery orange color, combined with distinctive wheat malt flavors and hoppy characteristics, are sure to please most anyone. Winter Ale is made up of 5 different malts and 5 different hops, creating a complex flavor.
This is also Shipyard Nitro which can be found during the winter months at Federal Jacks Brew Pub

ChrisPants' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Aroma of freshly-cooking homebrew as you add golden malt extract. Hoppier the nearer the finish you reach. Mouthfeel is rich yet bubbly. Low overall because this is the least wintery Winter Ale ever. Did not warm me one bit, but as an amber, I am in love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2013
INteresting, not so bitter but quite amber. Cloudy and with a graspy aftertaste. Strong and nice too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1805) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Dark amber color. Malty and hops aroma. Malt flavors with some roasted flavors. Hop finish. Great label. Please bring this beer back to bottles!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On Nitro A: pours a yellowish copper color, with a great creamy white head that leads to outstanding lacing. S: big draws of citrus brought on by the hops. Small hints of sweetness, almost like butterscotch. Very clean and crisp. T: very smooth and very creamy. hints of oranges with subtle hop flavors. great sweetness delivered from the malts. Light flavor of creamy butterscotch. Absolutely delicious. M: Very creamy and smooth leaves the mouth craving for more. so many complex flavors, but it doesn’t shock the palate, it pleases it. extremely well-balanced. D: Warning: you can easily drink 8 pints of this rather quickly. It is so smooth. Great job Alan Pugsley

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On tap. Pours a medium brown. The hops are overpowering for my tastes and make the beer pretty bitter overall. It mellowed a little bit as I worked my way through it, but the initial taste was very hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2682) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Tap. Aromas of roasted, pine and some dried fruit with spices. Head is small, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear reddish amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and a little acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium,watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. A pretty good amber, but just about them same as every other middle of the road amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Nitrogen draft at redlight redlight. I had this one as the Shipyard Nitro. Not a bad session beer. Pours amber with a tight white creamy head. Notes of caramel and very subtle hints of hop in the background. The flavor is smooth. Not very complex but a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Great creamy mouth-feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, some sweet citrus, earthy tea. Tastes earthy and tea like with some spicy hints on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
Medium brown head. Opaque black body with dark brown edges. Roasty licorice and coke aroma. Dry licorice, chocolate, and coffee taste with soy notes. Light body. Dry roasty soy and burnt grain aftertaste. It’s OK, I guess. (0.65l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a white head. Some berry, toffee, and butter malty character with some earth and caramel. Gone before you knew it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle, with Tommy at his Winter Six Pack tasting. Warm ruby, persistent fine tan head. Bright toasty cake aroma, a little lemon. Toffee, grape sweetness, some apparent alcohol. Butter, a touch of resiny hops in the finish. A very nice little wintery amber.

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