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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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48 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003)
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

03-03-2012 13:15:05 | More by RyanGoodman
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2012 18:14:48 | More by Knapp85
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TheLongBeachBum

California

2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
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…..

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2005 19:46:04 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 16:32:26 | More by mikereaser
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 01:38:29 | More by hopdog
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2012 20:38:12 | More by MikeWard
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-16-2014 13:31:30 | More by mendvicdog
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JohnnyM2002

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2007 14:19:52 | More by JohnnyM2002
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 03:39:24 | More by dbrauneis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2009 01:59:00 | More by Sammy
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 14:25:43 | More by stakem
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psuwiz99

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-15-2012 21:19:15 | More by psuwiz99
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 18:53:23 | More by BeerCon5
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-08-2013 03:38:23 | More by duceswild
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2009 16:27:30 | More by CoolJosh
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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)

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2008 20:24:44 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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guinnessfan

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: growler

10-28-2007 15:34:01 | More by guinnessfan
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billzee

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2009 03:13:35 | More by billzee
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smokeypeat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-15-2014 01:40:43 | More by smokeypeat
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 15:29:23 | More by bigfnjoe
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-24-2014 18:22:46 | More by nmann08
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-06-2013 00:30:57 | More by iL0VEbeer
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-30-2013 09:25:59 | More by eagles22
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a pale yellow color with a thin white head rounding out the top and not much lacing. The nose had some hints of the pale malt and I picked up some slight touches of hops but overall the nose is pretty light. The taste has a sweet malty character to it, a bit bready as well. The taste is not overly complex but very crisp and refreshing. The crisp refreshing taste and light body make for a fairly drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2006 15:06:56 | More by ggaughan
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewpub.

A - Pours golden yellow with a creamy one finger tall white head leaving spotty lace down the entire glass.

S - Smells of sweet pale malt, a touch of earthy hops, and some very faint fruitiness. This one is fairly simple, and that is both a good and a bad thing.

T - Starts off with a creamy corn flavor that quickly fades away leaving hints of pale malts, light sweetness, and a subtle hop bitterness. A touch of fruit comes through as it warms.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, creamy feel that works very well with the subtle flavors.

O - One of my go to beers when I am looking to just drink something simple. If you are at the pub and you aren't into some of the more advanced styles than this is the perfect beer for you.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 04:30:27 | More by orangesol
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Captain Selin's Cream Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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