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Shipyard "Waterfront Brewing Co. Summer Ale"
Shipyard Brewing Company - Portland, Maine USA
Summer Ale (ABV 4.4%)

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 2/5
Overall: 10/20

The pour was a clear light amber with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that slowly receded, down to a medium puddled film with a medium collar and had superb full sheeting of lacing.

The aroma was of a light straw malt, mild grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (lemon) and a hint of an adjunct.

The taste was a bit malty with a hint of caramel sweetness from the start, becoming lightly hoppy with a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lasted a long time following the swallow, with the citrus peel bitterness lingering on the taste buds for a little while longer.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that was just below medium.

Overall I personally found this Summer Ale to be a little below average. It just possessed too much of an adjunct flavor, than I prefer....

Sampled: 9/18/2013
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