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Captain Selin's Cream Ale - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Captain Selin's Cream Ale
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bigred89, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

eagles22, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Selin's Grove Brewing Co in Selinsgrove, PA

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some faint brassy highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with hints of light fruit (apple and peach).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with some hints of light fruit sweetness - apple really stands out.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: Sessionable but a touch too sweet for my tastes.

dbrauneis, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

iL0VEbeer, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bigfnjoe, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

duceswild, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with about one finger of fluffy white head that doesn’t last long.

The scent is of sweet malts, notes of fruit and some hop presence.

The taste is of sweet cream, sweet malt, notes of corn and floral hops.

Light body, smooth and a bit creamy, moderate carbonation.

This was an overall good beer, nothing extraordinary but I wouldn’t mind having this again.

BeerCon5, Dec 06, 2012
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2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The head fades and doesn't leave any retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is mostly grain aromas with a little bit of hops as well. The taste of the beer was decent, it had some corn and malt flavors with a hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was sharp, big amount of carbonation with I felt made this beer much too harsh. Overall it's a decent beer, not the nicest cream ale I've had.

Knapp85, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Rhettroactive, Oct 27, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Despite numerous visits to this pub over the last 5 years this is the first time I've tried the cream ale. Friday 9/28.

poured from the tap, looking very nice, pale yellow, with good head.

Not much in the aroma department, tough to get anything actually

Taste was ok. Not a big fan of creams, but not unpleasant. Just...not special I guess

Mouthful was not particularly memorable

Overall, perhaps this beer would do the trick on a much warmer day. With so many other great beers at this brewpub, this one fades into the background.

MikeWard, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

musicman7070, Sep 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34%

Skeletor1976, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

briandaube, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Dirtdog1589, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

robieobie1, Mar 05, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

psuwiz99, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pub glass, the brew appears a clear golden yellow color. A thin film of white head sits atop. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves strings of lace sticking to the glass. A light swirl revives a thin film back to the surface.

The smell is sweet with a scent mildly reminiscent of corn that mixes with a herbal hop character. A faint touch of sulfur is noted across the back but I'm stretching to find more characteristics here as the overall aroma is quite mellow but enjoyable for the style.

The taste includes sweet grainy malt that is a little bland, not in a bad way, just a type of sweetness thats unidentifiable outside of mildly resembling corn just like the aroma led on. Mild fruits such as pear and apple skin come out as the brew warms. A bready sort of grain feel is noticed in the aftertaste. Faint hop inclusion provides some contrasting flavor without much bitterness but it keeps everything in check.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is very well done for the style. It isn't something I would seek out or drive there just for simply because it is seemingly always available and easily approachable for the folks who are looking for an icebreaker.

stakem, Jan 04, 2012
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Captain Selin's Cream Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.