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Scottish Style Ale - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Scottish Style Ale
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rdrummer on 05-09-2004)
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the brew pub. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with just a little off white head on top of the pour. The head fades to a thin ring.

Smell: This beer has a very light smell to it. I'm getting some mild fruit and a caramel note.

Taste: This is a very malty beer, but it's not particularly sweet. I'm getting some fruity notes with caramel malt that is quite bready. The finish is lightly bitter with some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingles of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very nice sessionable ale, but there is a ton of taste. I'd be happy to have more in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of orangesol
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewpub.

A - Pours light brown with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty lace down the glass.

S - Smells of candy sugar, toffee, caramel, bready malt, and some dulled hops. Not as strong as I was expecting but still decent.

T - Good amount of toasted malt chewiness up front quickly giving way to a mix of candy sugar sweetness, caramel, herbal hops, and some light nuttiness. This one has some good flavors and is fairly well balanced.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly dry feel that combines with the grainy feel to linger on the pallet.

O - Pretty good. I have never been a huge fan of this style but this one has a good flavor profile and it is pretty easy to drink. A good beer to start out with before you move on to some of their other beers.

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a lightly hazed color of brown. A creamy finger of head fades leaving spots of lace all about the glassware.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with alcohol and some sweet malt indications. Quite herbal with hops to balance it out. As it warms, the malt comes across like caramel and a touch of candy-like sweetness. Fruity and almost with a touch of vanilla across the back.

The taste is toasty malt with herbal hops that are quite bitter for the style. More herbal than expected but plesant nonetheless. The aftertaste is lightly smoked grain that lingers with a mixture of herbal hops and toasty caramel grains.

Overall a pretty decent representation of the style. It is medium bodied and modest to lightly carbonated. The fresh grainy caramel notes contrasted by the herbal bitterness was pleasant to drink but this isn't something I would find myself returning to time and time again.

Photo of philbe311
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly more than a fingers worth of foamy light tan colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a slightly splotchy lacing and thin collar... The color is a light to medium brown with a distinctive reddish hue... Limited carbonation, only a couple stray bubbles rise randomly throughout...

S - Light brown sugar... Caramel... Toffee... Nutty... Some toasted malts... Simple and fairly straight forward...

T - Almost a carbon copy of the nose... Light caramel... Light toffee... Some brown sugar notes... Some nuttiness... Toasted malts... Nothing fancy here, just a tasty malt forward brew...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Slight carbonation... Sleek... Goes down easy sip after sip... The finish has a touch of dryness...

D - Nothing fancy here folks, just a highly drinkable malt forward Scottish Ale that I'd have no problem putting a couple back of... Not much depth or complexity, this one is simple, straight forward, and rather tasty...

Photo of Chaney
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After getting my Splinter Black beers from Troegs, I made the one hour trek over to Selin's Grove to sample the goods.

A: Poured a caramel color, with about a one finger head that quickly melted into the liquid below it.

S: Very faint, but I detected a bit of candy sugar that was reminiscent of caramel and a slight nuttiness.

T: The same as the nose, only more intensified with more of a bread dough-like quality as opposed to a sticky, sugary one.

M: Fairly light, but I personally liked that about it. The carbonation was fine and gave it some semblance of a creamy texture.

D: I'm not a big fan of this style in general, and even though there was nothing complex going on here, I was able to siphon this down rather quickly.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a fairly-dark brown with a nice off white head. The nose brings forward some light caramel coloring as well as some lights fruits and some bread dough. The taste is some good caramel taste as well as some light baked goods. Moderate feel with good carbonation. Overall, a fairly solid and sessionable version of the style.

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fresh pour at the brewpub.

A: The Scottish ale is a dark coppery color, a ruddy ale that has a bit of a glow to it. Not much head on the ale.

S: The nose is a caramelized wonderland, rich with caramel and bread. More Scottish than Scotch, there's no smoke to be found, just plenty of toasted malts.

T: The ale is littered with caramel malts, a full flavor that doesn't skimp on the warming flavor. Toasted flavors, plenty of caramelized sugars, are the hallmark of the ale. Hops are an afterthought but they aren't missed.

M: A warming caramelized ale, bready with sarker flavors, sits very nicely on the palate.

D: Under 5%? Check! That's good enough for me. A caramelized treat, a liquid meal.

Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Malty aroma. Above average looks, with a little redness in there and spider lacey. Malting, carbonation both OK. Average mouthfeel. Nothing special but drinkable nonetheless. Good refresher before having the Big beers here.

Photo of mikereaser
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured a medium copperish color with just a layer of fine bubbles on the surface

S - roasted and caramel bready malts

T - caramel malts and roasted grains dominate this one

M/D - Decent scottish ale but again, not my favorite style so its doubtful i'd go for it again

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/27/08. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear red/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is malty and sweet with corn and wheat malt. Spritzy fruits and a nice bitter hoppy finish. Nice and enjoyable.
6/4/7/4/14 (3.5/5)

Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at SGB on 12/21/08.

A - Poured a hazy medium copper-colored body with dark reddish hues and thin off-white head that fully diminished and left virtually no lacing.

S - Caramel and bready malt character with some toffee notes and a burnt sugar sweetness. Some grainy malt is also present. No hop bitterness is noticeable.

T - Like the aroma, the flavor consists of sweet caramel malt, toasted grains and toffee notes. Pretty simple flavor profile, but a textbook example of the style.

M - Medium body with syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet and malty.

D - Solid Scottish ale that is true to style. Like others I've had, this one boasts lots of malt and minimal hop bitterness. This is a staple at SGB and I'm surprised it took me so long to review this.

Photo of hopdog
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Selin's Grove Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasty, and a trace of biscuitiness. Tastes of caramel, the same toastiness, and lightly earthy.

Notes from 10/26/08..

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Scottish Style Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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