Now one of the largest craft breweries in the country, Shipyard Brewing has its roots in the picturesque seacoast village of Kennebunkport Harbor. In 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley started Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, the birthplace of Shipyard ales. With an expansive portfolio of beers, Shipyard has something for everyone! One of their newer additions to their seasonal line up is a blood orange Belgian style ale.
The beer pours a slightly hazy light straw yellow. The fluffy white head dissipates at a moderate rate and leaves behind a light lacing a top the beer as well as a soapy ring around the glass.
The bouquet shows aromas of bright coriander and bready malts. Yeasty aromas mingle with citrus and floral hop notes. As expected, you can also detect aromas of sweet oranges.
On the palate you’ll find similar notes to those in the bouquet. Floral and citrus hops meld with malt and wheat notes. There is an earthy yeast note that also carries spice notes of pepper and coriander. Notes of orange flesh and juice provide sweetness and balance.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.0 Pints out of 5