Shipyard Winter Ale Special Brew



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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The Shipyard Ale is a non-traditional, full bodied American Red Ale. The warm coppery orange color, combined with distinctive wheat malt flavors and hoppy characteristics, are sure to please most anyone. Winter Ale is made up of 5 different malts and 5 different hops, creating a complex flavor.
This is also Shipyard Nitro which can be found during the winter months at Federal Jacks Brew Pub

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Similiar dry grainy head as the Prelude, but this time over a deep reddish brown glowing body. The Aroma is a bit lemony and sharp with contrast with the soft butterscotch of the yeast and caramel of the malt. The Flavor is warm and earthy. They did a good job of blending the diacetyl of the yeast with the similar flavors of the malt. A hint of alcohol warmth lurks underneath. Very biscuit-like. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and fibrous, but not overly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24627) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2002
Bottled. Dark amber. Flower and resiny. Very clean - near metallic - maltiness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. This is wheat beer??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Orange-red in color, small white head that fell quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is of hops and orange peel. Initial flavor is mildly hoppy and acidic. Aftertaste is moderately hoppy. Rather watery mouthfeel. Decent, but not really a wintery beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2002
nice amber color with a slightly off-white head consisting of rather large bubbles. aroma is caramelly with a decent amount of citrus from the hops. bit of apple and bitterness in the flavor along with some sweetness..all in all, not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Enjoy Before Aug 02: Another old bottle but i figure id give it a try anyways. Pours orange amber with a big off white head which leaves some decent lace. Nose is earthy, sour. Sweet first, citric qualities, light bodied, nice hoppy fruitiness in the finish. Not too bad, as Im not very impressed by this brewery, but this is fairly decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Wow. An unbelievable winter brew. Sweet mix of flowery hops with a touch of dryness. Overall, a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Pretty interesting. The beer was a lot darker than I was expecting, but tasted swell. Im usually not much for wheat beers, and I think this is the first winter wheat Ive seen. Citric, full bodied, pretty decent. I dont think Id go out and buy this again, but it was alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3/9/02: Light in color. Finish doesnt end well. Even if this wasnt a Winter ale, it wouldnt be that great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Since when is a weizen a winter ale?…There are oranges, but they are not ripe yet…There are lemons, but they have already been chewed…Some caramel and hops…Not impressed by their products…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Pours a slightly chill hazed orange-amber color, the head beige, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt and earthy from the wheat. Front sweet, top light, the finish is dry, acidic, and nicely hopped as the 5 hops show through.

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