A Pair of Local Beer Reviews

Posted by Jim on Jun 16th, 2009
Jun 16

Sebago HefeWeizen

B / 3.7
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4

Served in a standard pint glass at the Brewpub in Gorham The beer pours an opaque straw color with a skin of tiny bubbles on top. You can smell citrus as you bring the beer to your face. There are hints of citrus in the taste and some floral wheat. There is something earthy in the taste, probably a yeast remnant left in the beer due to it being unfiltered. The beer has a light body and a healthy amount of carbonation. It is very refreshing. Based on the style, I would say the mouthfeel is where this beer shines. Overall, a decent beer; I could enjoy a number of these sitting outside at any of the Sebago brewpubs.

Shipyard Export

C+ / 3.25
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | drink: 3.5

Pours a clear, light amber color with a thick med of small to medium sized white bubbles. There is lots of visible carbonation rising in the glass. Some hops in the aroma, along with malt and grain. The Export tastes buttery, with some hop bitterness. It finishes dry, but due to the butteriness, the beer leaves a good amount of coating in your mouth that lingers well after you’ve swallowed. If you weren’t partial to this feeling, you’d want a sip of water after each sip of beer. The amount of carbonation also borders on the upper end. All in all, there are some good things and bad things about Shipyard Export. It’s a beer you can find almost everywhere in my area, so if I don’t see something I like, I can always order one. It still carries a premium price though, so usually I can find something a little more interesting for the same cost.