Shipyard Summer Ale

Shipyard Summer Ale

Rated 2.805 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Shipyard Brewing Company

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  American Wheat

5.1% Alcohol by Volume

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A traditional American wheat beer. With it's inviting golden color, mellow malted wheat flavor and less hoppy characteristics, it's sure to please those looking for a clean, cool taste sensation on long hot summer days. Available April through August.

ID: 6312 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank43911
Overall Percentile7.5
Style Rank638 of 686
Style Percentile7
Lowest Score1.5
Highest Score3.8
Average Score2.774
Weighted Score2.805
Standard Deviation0.527

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  • CYBERCAT 10151 reviews
    rated 3.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Wheaty aroma has a yeasty overtone and floral hints. Pours a clear solar yellow with a decent but not too persistent white head. Flavor is wheaty, a little yeasty, with again that floral touch. Texture has about average fizziness and body, not bold but not watery. Refreshing and summery, if not outstanding - have one while passing the time on a sweltering day.

  • FISHINGFAST 624 reviews
    rated 1.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Pours out a clean yellow color with a good whit head. The aroma, well there really isn't any. The mouthfeel is very thin and the taste. Well the best way I can describe it is it's beer flavored water.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    This is actually my least favorite of the Shipyards that I tried...close call between this and their Pumpkin. In the middle of my summer brew sampling phase, and this beer is one that I probably won't try again or miss. Thinkin I prefer more towards the Kolsch and Pilsner styles, or a golden ale even...over an American Wheat. The flavor seemed a little rustic and bitter, but not in a good hoppy way. Everything else is pretty much average.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks K.K.!). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wheat, some hops, sweet malts and mild bready notes as well. Flavour is being quite much the same. Bland and quite watery.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 2.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    May 2010 - Well, you can’t be disappointed if you’re not expecting much. Watery and bland, it was hard to even tell it was a wheat ale. High levels of carbonation and a slight tart finish are about the only distinguishable characteristics.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A pale golden colored beer. A medium sized creamy textured off white head rises above. Settles fairly quickly into a thin cap. Big sweet wheat nose. Medium bodied. Loads of carbonation and bold creaminess. The taste is far blander than the aroma. A mustiness of wheat dances on the palate. Drinkable, but again it lacks that ‘WOW’ factor.

  • SWINARD 86 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    I also had this on tap in Booth Bay, Maine. Tried it out since I saw a few signs for Shipyard up there. Wasn't too bad, a decent brew I might have again. But overall the flavor was too weak-flavored. Easy enough to drink though.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    On tap at a pizza place in Booth Bay, ME. Another completely uneventful entry from Shipyard. Easy drinking, but characterless, and nearly flavorless. If Bernie Bott's made a beer flavored jellybean, this is probably what it would taste like; it is just that standard-issue.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a small bubbly white head with limited retention. Aroma of weak malt with some yeast. Taste of weak wheat malt is overall quite boring with again a weird and off taste of yeast coming through. Light hops at the end provide a dry aftertaste. Definitely boring for a style that doesn’t produce much in term of great beers.

  • CRIASIA 200 reviews
    rated 3.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    well this is a halfway decent ale, the look and aroma are average with the style, the flavor had hints of bannana and nut in them. the mouthfeel was clean and crisp, probably will not have again.

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