April Dirty Thirty Day 10 – Shipyard Brewing Export Ale

Today’s April Dirty Thirty craft beer review is on…

Shipyard Brewing Export Ale

Shipyard Brewing Export Ale, and yes that’s my 6-foot Nationals Stadium Fathead

Shipyard Brewing Export Ale

Critical Information:

  • 5.1% ABV
  • American Blonde Ale
  • Available Year Round

My Experience:

– POUR

Poured from bottle into tall pilsner-type glass. It has a golden-straw color. Almost completely see-through. The tall glass makes watching the bubbles rise entertaining.

– SMELL

Malt, grains and a biscuit scent come through the most.

– TASTE

I get mostly toasted malt with some fruitiness. There is also some unexpected bitterness, a little too much for me, which appears at the end. The carbonation makes it feel “fuller” while you drink it — it’s like I try to take a gulp but it’s only a sip.

– FOOD PAIRING

I would say something from my favorite food group — sandwiches. Some sort of grilled chicken with bacon and swiss panini? Anything from Spicy Pickle would be great. I just wish there still was one around here…

– OVERALL THOUGHTS

It’s an ale. That’s about it. It didn’t impress me much. Shipyard Brewing is from Portland, Maine. Maine is on the shortlist of upcoming vacation spots I want to go to. I’ll still try to visit Shipyard because I’d like to try this beer closer to it’s home. I have no idea how long this has been sitting on the shelf at Wegmans when I bought it over the weekend.

Score: 3/10

Thank you for being a part of the April Dirty Thirty project. Keep the tweets and comments coming, you’re doing outstanding! Remember to use #AprilDirty30. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this beer, what you had tonight, what you’ve tried recently, anything.

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