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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: 52
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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

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Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003

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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

Photo of Knapp85
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.91/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Available On-Tap at the Selin’s Grove Brewery during a quiet Saturday afternoon visit.

Appearance: Strikingly thin pale yellow with some golden hints. Soft and thick creamy head, smooth and resilient in nature. Leaves a few partial rings demarking each mouthful.

Nose: Low on strength, almost non-existent, it has a very delicate grain aroma but not much else.

Taste: Dry and clean. Creamy and low in strength on flavor. A tad perfumey in the finish. Grain texture is rounded. Nothing to see here……move along….

Mouthfeel: As expected the Mouthfeel is creamy but beyond that the feel is thin, lacking in depth. Managed a whole Pint of this before I made my final judgment. Nicely carbonated and creamy but thin.

Drinkability: My last drink here at Selin’s, OK granted it was not that wise leaving this on until last, but the name put me off and I wanted something to wash everything down. Easy to drink but it lacks body, nothing to keep my attention other than a creamy nature.

Overall: Nice enough, the creamy nature rescues this one from blandness. But beyond the creamy feel this is far too simple, too basic and a little “flowery” for me. Leave this one for those embarrassing folks that turn up to Selin’s and ask for a Bud Lite on Nitro…..for they would surely love this. Oh and another thing,….the name of this brew kept reminding me of the old UK TV animation Captain Pugwash for some reason…..

Photo of mikereaser
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a straw colored yellow with a 1/4 inch of foam

S - grainy aroma with a slight hopness to it

T - sweet malt flavor with a bit of perfuminess

M/D - I'm not the biggest fan of Cream Ales and although this one wasn't bad, I wouldn't be interested in trying it again.

Photo of hopdog
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Selin's Grove Brew Pub.

Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of corn, some breadiness, and lightly floral. Tastes of basically the same - corny sweetness, bready/doughy and floral.

Notes from 10/26/08.

Photo of MikeWard
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on-tap at Selin's Grove Brewing Company.

A - Pours a light golden with minimal head and good carbonation.

S - A bit weak...faint aroma of sweet bread & grains.

T - Bready malt comes through with a slightly sweet (not quite caramel, but close) finish.

M - A bit thicker than I anticipated...medium body with a crisp, not-too-sweet finish.

D - Not a big fan of the style by any means, but it holds its own...one of the better Cream selections I've had. A good selection for the wife.

Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub. I am up for a decent cream ale. Yellow and lacey. Light mouthfeel, light drinking. Hoppier than expected,a tad of citrus zest, and easy drinking. Carbonation right there, which is above average for this brewpub. Nice session ale at 4.5% abv.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of psuwiz99
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of CoolJosh
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Really hazy orange, with some golden pink streaks. Very nice white creamy ring. Slight lacing.

Very subdued scent. Very grainy and a little bit sweet. Lots of oats.

Very dry, yet creamy. Good carbonation. Nice banana sweetness. Very nice light. Fairly easy drink.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 10/27/08. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a white head. Aroma of grainy malt, peach and apricot. Flavor of sweet malt, light fruits, banana, and light bitter hops. This is very drinkable and tasty. Nice cream ale!
7/4/7/4/15 (3.7/5)

Photo of guinnessfan
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler to go from brewery.

A: Nice golden ale, good head with decent lacing and good retention.

S: Grainy, noticible corn. Very slight hop aroma.

T: A clean sweet bready, grainy malt flavor.

M: Creamy smooth, yet slightly crisp, but thin.

D: Very sessionable. Crisp, clean smooth, low ABV. Nice beer

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of billzee
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on On tap at the brewery on 12/29/09 (very cool place). Gold in color with a hazy appearance. Real nice thick creamy white head, minimal lacing. Malt and hoppy notes. Sweet malt and corn with a faint hoppy finish. Minimal carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. I could drink a ton of these.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of eagles22
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Captain Selin's Cream Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.