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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The classic English style of Chamberlain Pale Ale is enhanced by its golden copper hue and creamy white head. It is dry and crisp with an aromatic hoppy finish.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Civil war hero. Medal of honor winner. Maine governor. President of Bowdoin College. The Chamberlain Pale Ale was created by the Shipyard Brewing Company to commemorate the extraodinary life of "the man from Maine."

First Brewed: April 1995
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Fuggles, Cascade, Glacier
Color: Copper
OG: 1.055

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
This pours a dark amber/gold with a medium-sized, off white head. The nose is primarily woody. The initial taste is slightly nutty and sweet with hints of caramel and perhaps bubblegum. The middle is, perhaps, a bit yeasty but it retains some sweetness. The bitterness in the trail is medium and the sweetness is light. The mouthfeel is rather thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled (BB 12/2005)
Coppr brown, small off-white head. Nose has fruity hops and also yeasty notes. Mildly hoppy, medium-bodied. A bit sweet, English-type session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2005
22 oz bottle- poured a amber color with a receding head. Sweet taste throughout with a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
Dark golden, small head. Vanilla aroma, some toffee and with floral touches. Floral flavor, some vanilla, citrus and pepper. Bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2005
22 oz 2005 bottle shared with Muzzlehatch on 5/22/2005. Smells of nutty/earthy English hops, some bitterness, light caramel. Blonde with some orange tinges, clear, filtered body with a fizzy white head receding to nothing, no lacing. Flavor is lightly malty (pale/base malts), bits of grain, some minor hops bitterness, no real hops flavor. Maybe some metal on the end. Tastes a lot like water, feels like water. Forced carbonation, heavily filtered, horribly bland, not much beer left in this. Maybe some light citrus. Got the old "this beer sucks" in the notes. Light body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2005
22 oz bottle shared with the Master of Disaster, ClarkVV at his parents palatial chalet in Belfast Maine. Rich, clear amber with a smallish lasting head...pleasant enough citrusy-sharp nose muted by big dollops of caramel...bland, light sweet body, little malt depth, very watery body. One of many beers on this Maine trip that struggles to find words boring enough to fit the experience of drinking it...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 How do you talk bad about a beer that you have paid for more than a few times? Well this is one of those beers. Its not great, but its REALLY good at being average. So much so that you drink it cause of its familarity. The sweet maltiness is just very comforting to me. Like an old girlffriend booty-call.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
I think this is the best beer made by Shipyard. Its also the hardest one to find (for me). Has a decent amount of hops for a pale ale and has a slight bitterness, but is balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2005
amber color with a thin head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Flavor is tart and bitter, with a smooth finish. nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dalle (1145) - Skrping, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
Bottle. Golden-amber with small head. Malty-sweet, fruity (peaches), somehow light-struck, dry and little salty finish, medium bodied but with watery texture. Thanks Bierknig.


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