RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
"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%

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BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - AUG 7, 2015
reddish-brown color;carmel malt aroma; sweet caramel malt flavor with bready malt notes and noble hops; fairly well balanced; some mild dark fruit notes

Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at Twisted Jimmys. Mild sweet nutty aroma, buttery notes and slight oxidation. Medium brown with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Moderately sweet start with light diacetyl and Band-Aid. Meh. Nutty dry bitter after.

tfontana (1126) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Bottle from Signal Variety, Plaistow, NH. Aroma is caramel malty with a little bit of yeasty dough. Appearance is beautiful clear amber red with small white head and minimal lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with lots of caramel and liquor aftertaste. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture and average carbonation. Touches off reactions in the back of the mouth like tannins in wine. Finish is moderate. Overall, a nice looking beer with a good mouth feel. Not the most interesting aroma and taste in the world but highly drinkable and enjoyable for other traits.

jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with a thick white head. Aroma of banana esters and funky yeast. Taste follows, signature shipyard yeast and that’s not a good thing. Rough.

jb (3407) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
On tap at the brew pub in Orlando. Nice dark and malt dominated. Lots of caramel.

Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 8, 2015
Quite good and amber. Nice aroma and sweet features. Not so clear and easy to drink too in cold weather.

jsmerig (1667) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a clear orange Amber. Aroma of slight burbon. Taste is more of the same. Reminiscent of a scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice amber brown with a thin beige head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, grain, chocolate, citrus and some hops. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a slight bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

bth122 (1641) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear ruby color. Aroma of toffee caramel biscuit. Light sweetness. Some roasted malt. Light bitter. Pretty smooth. Nice flavors. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours deep amber with a thin tan head. Starts sweet and malty but finishes lightly spicy and bitter, especially as it warms.

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