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

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Captain Selin's Cream Ale
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
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

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(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003)
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on tap at the brewpub, served chilled in a glass.

The color is golden with cream ale type appearance yet there is no head however it revives when swirled with decent clarity and fine bead. The smell is mild with smooth malt ester and light hop scent with gentle sweet aroma and grainy odor with mild fruitiness of yeast. THe feel is good with moderate malt body with light bitterness and gentle sweetness with semi-dry finish and moderately carbonated throughout.

The taste has a nice malt base on first sip with a honey-like sweetness with gentle hop in the flvaor and mild pilsner type light toasted malt taste with gentle spice in the dry finish. Overall This is an excellent example of the style, easy drinking and simple yet still a modest amount of malt flavor with session strength a plus.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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