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RATINGS: 362   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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3.6
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2000
This is my second favorite Shipyard beer. my favorite is the blue fin stout. This is a very nice flavored ale with a lighter hop flavor than most of their others. but still a good flavor.

3.4
mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Very thin brown head. Colour of a bitter. Slightly malty aroma. Not terribly full flavour.

3.4
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Pours a dark orange. Aroma of fresh vegetables? Starts lightly malty and finishes with a spicy hop influence. It’s a nice seasonal offering.

2.5
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle. Just too rich for my blood. No discernable aroma. Nice ruby-read color. Strong and towards the bitter-end of balanced. Boozy. Possibly a good example of a style that I don’t really like.

3.6
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2009
pours a dark amber, minimal head. aroma is nice, but faint. nutty flavor to it. pretty good overall.

3.2
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is a hint of alchol and and root beer. Flavor is subtle notes of toffee and chocolate, with a thick mouthfeel. Not a bad beer to find in a grocery store.

2.8
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Not my favorite Shipyard brew I must say. Cheers!........................

3
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Pours a nice clear amber color with a dense medium light tan head with great lacing. Well balanced aroma, lots of malt with a nice citrusy hop aroma. Taste is quite similar, malty up front with a mild alcohol burn, a nice hop bite gives way to a malty aftertaste.

3
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours dark copper with frothy long lasting tan head. Nicely carbonated. The aroma is very sweet and malty. Starts sweet and then makes a full transition to bitterness- very well balanced. Leaves a long losting bitterness / alchohol print in your mouth. At times there seems to be some fruity notes. Feels a bit oily, but very drinkable.

3
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep amber brown with reddish hue. Off white, slightly brownish head. Pleasant, but very light arouma consisting of malt and spice. Taste is pleasantly spicy, after taste is slightly bitter but not too dry. A nice winter ale.


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