The other half picked this beer up for me to sample awhile ago at Trader Joe’s. I had never seen it on the shelves before, nor did I know that they had a relationship with Shipyard. Anyways, let’s see how this one goes…
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: According to greatbrewers.com, “Jack’s, as it’s known by the locals, offers a brew with a view overlooking the Kennebunk River. This award-winning restaurant and brewery was built on the site where, in their heyday, Kennebunk’s historic 19th century shipyards built schooners known throughout the world for their grace and speed. Federal Jack’s was named for one of the most famous ships built on this site in 1908 – the Federal Jack. One of Maine’s first brew pubs, this popular restaurant is the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company’s award winning-line of handcrafted ales. In y 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley established the Kennebunkport Brewing Company (KBC) and Federal Jack’s. Word of our fine ales spread quickly throughout Maine. Demand quickly outpaced our size, and, in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company Shipyard Brewing Company was built Portland, Maine.”
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This brew poured with a one and half finger white head that dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing left on the glass. The body was a remarkable clear light orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was pretty strong with some blueberry extract and not much else. There wasn’t any wheat to speak of. The taste was filled with blueberry extract. It definitely does not taste authentic. There is a hint of metallic taste at the end, which would be more strong if not hidden by the blueberry flavor. There wasn’t any real wheat to speak of in the taste either. The body was overly thin with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with fruit. This beer was lacking some true blueberry flavor and needed a bit more carbonation. I wouldn’t have this one again, unless it was free.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0