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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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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crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
355ml twist off. This is a nice one actually. Buttery toffee notes, big English yeast character. Mellow booze despite the abv. Bit too buttery but it’s drinkable.

2.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2005
12 oz bottle, best by 9/06-pours a big, foamy, rocky tan head that retains. Clear dark amber color with effervescence. Aroma is malt, sweet, touch of bitter hops. Taste is malt, bitter, then sweet starts to come through but the alcohol overrides the sweetness. The malts and hops are close to balanced…

3.2
Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
A vast complex medal meriting winter warmer, without over-the-top ABV. Mint and clove and peppercorn and mellowed with a year of ageing. Medium mouthfeel and smooth for its style.

3.2
Pinball (12155) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
clear brown, smooth white head. sweet caramelly, malty, slightly bitter and flowery. flavor is flowery, caramelly, slightly malty. faint fruity sweet.

3
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a nice soft nutty vanilla-based malty aroma is the beers forte. it’s got a decent body and a pretty rich flavor. better than the norm for shipyard, too. kind of a one-trick pony flavor-wise, but pretty nice."

2.8
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear deep coppery color with a large tanned head that deflates to about half volume. Roasted malt and something akin to roasted nuts on the nose. Medium body with a bit of sweet malt. Finishes with a bit of a burnt note that seems out of place in a beer I can see through.

3.8
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Mulling spices, chestnuts, malt and slight hops aroma. Dark amber color with with small creamy head. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cherry, malt and bitter hops flavor. Very smooth and nicely balanced. A very nice seasonal beer.

3.8
hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Crystal clear, mahogany ale. Small, creamy, white head. The nose is of cocoa, grapefruit rind and alcohol. Flavor has good balance with bursts of chocolate, pineapple... banana split. Also notes of booze, pine nuts and macadamia nuts. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Crisp, dry finish. Well-bittered.

3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Date: August 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma, touch of fruityness, light balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, light fruityness, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

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DocLock (10700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2005
I have no blockbuster for 1,800, and I’m not going to make it a big deal. This one pours deep copper/ruby with aromas of caramel malt, cabernet, almonds, toffee. Tastes caramel malty, with hops, spices, toffee, and a cabernet/cognacy finish. Well hidden alcohol, but a suitably dense palate with notable complexity and balance. Nice style.


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