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Shipyard “Prelude Special Ale”

December 30, 2008 4:14 pm

Shipyard Prelude Bottle

I like this beer; it’s not too hoppy and it’s not too spiced with holiday spices which makes it quite drinkable.  I was actually hoping for something a bit more spiced for one of the beers, but neither this nor the Sebago “Slick Nick Winter Ale” it was paired with was very seasonal.

From Shipyard, “Prelude Special Ale is full-bodied in the true English style.  It’s a rich and nutty ale with a hoppy finish and an inviting amber hue.  Available November – December.  6.8% Alcohol by volume.”

Kicked 1/17/09, after ____ days.  (Actual time, TBD).  This was a pretty good beer, although next year I’d like something with a bit more holiday spice.  Next keg, I expect, is going to be Gritty’s Black Fly Stout, courtesty of TA.