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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dark ruby color, moderate head of foam, big fruity nose. Robust fruity palate is packed with apple-pear character, nice malt backbone, barely balancing hops in the finish.

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4.5
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 6, 2001
Nice and smooth for an ale. Taste is great, but all I could think of was Lobster.

4.3
TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle. This is one of my favorites. It pours a deep amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is fruity. The flavor has a nice balance of malt and hops and is full bodied but not too heavy. Maybe a hint of astringency in the middle.

4
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
From a 12oz bottle Pours a deep amber, reddish brown. Nice tan head, about 1/2 inch thick that leaves little lace. Smells slightly bitter with light malty aromas and hints of apple. Tastes immediately bitter and hoppy although that quickly fades. Not that hoppy. Smooth and buttery if you can imagine that, hint of coriander with a caramel finish. Light to medium bodied and a very drinkable brew. I grab a six-pack of Lobster Ale, cross Rt. 1 and drink it while eating lobster dinners at Young’s Lobster Pound here in Belfast. Tastes best under these circumstances.

4
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
6-pack of bottle purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 07/20/2012. Colour: Swirls of gold amongst a medium brown - with medium just slightly off-white head. Nose: The malt is immediatly dominant and bursts with brown sugar. I’m not getting the big fruits as described, but instead chocolate cake and brownie. Big assorted treat nose. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Immediate miracle whip frosting, then tame but present dark wooded hops, and more brownie through the finish. Not over sweet despite its desert-spread character. Quite drinkable and tasty, just plain well crafted beer. Pleasently surprised.

3.9
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2006
12 oz. brown screwtop bottle whose lable would seem to indicate that it is among the last to have been brewed by the Belfast Bay company as opposed to Shipyard...


Surprisingly dark red, almost brown in color with about a finger of off-white head. Smells malty with a hint of hop bitterness. Roasty malt flavor, maybe a hint of skunk unfortunately. Medium to full bodied. Tasty, but it would be better if it didn’t have just that hint of skunk quality to it. It gets better as the skunkiness dissipates somewhat. A pretty decent ale, I’d say. Too bad Shipyard brews it now, only because the character of the ale will probably change a little.

3.9
Dacrza (1025) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2008
First tasted this at a Yanks/O’s tailgate in a Silo; take two from home in a pint glass... smooth malty scents with slightly fruity yeasts--excellent balance... dark ruby, almost purplish brown body with a thin off-white head--bold and assertive... effervescent, full-bodied ale, smooth and palatably textured... first taste impression is the solid malt; secondary tastes include a bit of spiciness--not dramatic, but enjoyable... the word for this beer is BALANCE, although recent reviewers seem not to be so taken by this aspect. Wouldn’t have known this was Shipyard’s doing unless otherwise noted by website...solid.

3.9
subs (14) - - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle pour dark amber red, with a thick head, that last. Although the aroma isnt strong the taste is.

3.8
BREWMUSKCLES (2731) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2007
pretty damn nice. smells nice with a hoppy like citrus grapefruit aroma that is clearly impressive. then tastes like wood and cherry with no citrus at all. nice trick! medium consistancy and still a bit refreshing. bit of caramel in there but it is not overly present. hop profile is very much like a good octoberfest -just a tingle on the tongue. me like!

3.8
Psu319 (10) - - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Got this in a beer of the month club. Love red ales. I would buy it if I saw it again.

3.7
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Thanks to my sister Michelle for bringing this brew home from vacation for me!

WOW! I am Highly Impressed with this Amber Ale!
The body is a dark cherry wood hew and thick ass head is a nice light kaki color. There is a nice crisp spiciness to this beer. Notes of black pepper, caramel, apple, grilled red peppers with a lightly roasted flavor… SOLID! There is a crisp hoppy finish, kind of woodsy and organic… a little grapefruit and pine. The palate is a toasted malt and buttery backbone, nice and creamy… Great Amber Ale, BeOch!


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