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V.S.O.P. Very Special Old Pale - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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V.S.O.P. Very Special Old PaleV.S.O.P. Very Special Old Pale

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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Gilgemesh on 04-09-2010)
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Gilgemesh

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a surprise to find these handcrafted beers on tap at this little mountain retreat. Clear and amber in color, with a slight head the stuck around like you inlaws, this brew came in a 8 oz. Pour. The oakiness is prevalent in the nose but not intrusive. There is a nice hint of apple and nectarine in the taste. The hops are understated in the finish with some strong oak lingering. A very nice surpriise indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2010 17:23:21 | More by Gilgemesh
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-12-2014 23:27:34 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-12-2014 23:27:12 | More by Knapp85
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-24-2014 13:48:07 | More by jjd315
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gorgeous, 25.4 oz bottle and label. There guys pay attention to detail on marketing and aesthetics. Not a bad thing. The restaurant is also gorgeous, as is the location. In fact, so is the overall philosophy. But I have yet to be impressed by their beers. Nor the food at the restaurant.

This particular beer pours like apple juice, and looks like it too. No head. The oak barrel provides most of the aroma together with the honey. The taste is all honey. A little too sweet. Zero tartness which I was hoping for. It's also VERY flat, which I expected from the head. Not a drain pour, but quite disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 01:43:19 | More by facesnorth
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy orange with less than a finger of head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Kind of an odd sour note in the nose. The taste is malty with a dose of solid fresh hop bitterness to balance it out. There is some residual alcohol on the finish to accompany the bitterness of the hops. There is also a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Overall - a good effort.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 03:41:04 | More by 57md
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-15-2012 02:04:08 | More by acurtis
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the grey lodge.

A- golden orange in color with a nice glow to it. No head to be seen.

S- very subdued nose. Hint of apple and sweet.


T- malty sweetness with toffee and caramel. Some oak and nuttiness, almost like pecan pie at times.

M- medium body and about the same in carb. Semi dry finish.

D- well used abv hint of it but never too much. Nice stuff. I wonder if there is a barrel involved. It seems that way.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 00:43:04 | More by oglmcdgl
V.S.O.P. Very Special Old Pale from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
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