I recently picked up Shipyard – Export Ale (5.1% ABV), an American Blonde Ale , as part of a mixed 6 pack to try some different beers from various brewers. I have heard of Shipyard – they are in the top 20 of craft brewers by size – and they are based in Portland, Maine. Shipyard also produces soda.
American Blonde Ale – http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/99 - BeerAdvocate
Appearance – Export Ale poured a gold and light copper color with a two-finger head in an imperial pint glass.
Aroma – Bread and perhaps a hint of biscuit and honey, with very little hop influence.
Taste – Very easy to drink and focused on the malt sweetness at the start and then a touch of hop bitterness from balance.
Overall – B – I would like to try more products from Shipyard and Export Ale is an easy drinking ale.
Website description – “Shipyard Export Ale, the flagship brand of Shipyard Brewing Co., is a full-bodied ale, with a hint of sweetness upfront, a subtle and distinctive hop taste, and a very clean finish.”
Shipyard Brewing – http://www.shipyard.com/