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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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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3.6
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 26, 2005
slightly hazy red-amber colour, very little foam, biscuity hoppiness, light fruity nose, initial tartness, medium- to full-bodied, solid bitterness, dry hoppy finish - clean and solid brew

3.6
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Sampled in California suprisingly. Very nice and smooth beer. Aroma and appearance are just tame and kind of light. However the beer drinks really well and has a suprising flavor that is rich and lasting. A nice choice.

3.6
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Pours a clear medium amber-gold with a medium light tan head. The aroma conveys lots of crisp, toasted grain aromatices with some herbal and spicy hops notes. The flavor is quite dry with nice grain astringency and English hops flavors of earth and fruit. Body is light and easy-going and conveys its flavors well across the palate and into the finish. Finely structured and interesting study of english grain characteristics with a pleasant hops supplement.

3.6
nearbeer (5669) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12 oz, bb Jan 08. Clear orange-copper with a smallish, lasting head. Caramel-butterscotch with some earthy, tea leaf and slight orange marmalade aroma. Initial taste of malt is quickly balanced by bitter, nutty, earthy and roasted flavors. Turns to a crisp apple, caramel, and bitter green herb flavor on the finish. Dry, tingly, astringent and light bodied.

3.6
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
22oz bottle from BevMo. Clear amber body with a rigid tan head. It seems "glued" to the beer and is leaving no lace as I swirl it around the glass. Aroma is slightly nutty and malty with light caramel notes and spicy hops. Taste leans heavily on the hops and backed up with lighter caramel, some earthy notes, dried nuts, and toasty malts. Body is medium and mildly carbonated. Pleasant feel on the palate. Finishes with spicy hops, light sweet maltiness, caramel, and dried nuts. My favorite beer from Shipyard by far!

3.6
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours Clear golden with full foarmy white head. Aroma malty and lite floral hops. Taste malt, sweet and little hops with bitter finish.

3.6
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
12OZ bottle. pours clear,light orange color. Aroma is slightly skunked. Flavor is a sharp hop bitterness. Tasty malt. Nice caramel, some toffee. A very good Pub Ale. Cheers!

3.6
DenverLogan (1303) - North Bend, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Amber gold color, moderate malt and field aroma. An easy drinking, relatively light beer with some crispness, flowers, hops, grains. Not too special but not bad either...a decent session beer.

3.6
Hangover (1153) - oxford, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Clear dark amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is very malty and very English. Rich, malty flavor with some toast/bread, medium sweetness and a creamy body. Woodsy finish, malty and slighly bitter. This is a very smooth brew and I’m glad I have 5 more of these to enjoy.

3.6
Finhead (1849) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
A clear amber-orange pour with an off-white head. The nose has an herbal and pine hop aroma with some light bread malt. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. It has a bittersweet initial taste that grows more bitter into a dry finish.


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