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Silures - The Celt Experience

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Celt Experience visit their website
United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Weli on 11-30-2013)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Molson2000, Apr 26, 2014
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Sammy, Apr 03, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a large off-white foamy head with very good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of huge floral hoppy notes with some citrusy and fruity hops. Taste is also dominated by huge green citrus notes and some light cereal malt notes. Body is about average with excellent carbonation. I did not have any significant expectation but this pale ale what just about world-class.

Phyl21ca, Jun 18, 2014
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WillAndSarah, Apr 09, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a light orange tinge, little carbonation, some floaties but relatively filtered, 4 fingers of off white head leaving a chunky lacing.

S: Very hoppy with a hot pepper heat, candied lime peel, citrus, pineapple, mango, balsam fir.

T: Hot pepper heat, lime peel, light sweetness, onion, solid white grapefruit pith bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Floral hops.

M: Medium resinous body, medium carbonation. Relatively dry, but some sweetness.

O: Well crafted beer, lots of interesting floral hops, hopped to the hilt really for a UK beer, but typical to this brewery’s style.

patre_tim, May 03, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from the Orleans LCBO for $3.50

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, breads/grains, grapefruit, apricot, floral/pine

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, grapefruit, and hops. There is also some apricot, breads/grains, and lots of floral/pine.

Overall - A very solid APA. Lots of hoppy floral notes with a nice touch of fruity sweetness and a hint of malt. I'll buy a few more of these as they are fairly interesting and tasty for the price.

spinrsx, Apr 13, 2014
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liamt07, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

cfalovo97, May 02, 2014
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danielfda, Jan 26, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $3.50 CDN. Hadn't seen this around so figured it was worth a shot. Advertised as 5.5 % ABV. Served fairly cold into glassware.

Appearance - pale golden color with some richer orange hues. A nice finger and a half of the fluffy stuff rests on top, leaving behind some streaky lacing as it descends towards the glass. Lots of lively carbonation makes a sprint for the surface. Pretty decent retention time on the head too.

Smell - not a pungent aroma but there is some grainy sweetness blended with hints of tropical fruits, of which pineapple is most prevalent.

Taste - there is some faint graininess there before giving way to tropical fruit for just a moment before becoming earthy and bitter. The bitterness lasts throughout and remains the only flavour through the aftertaste. While not bad, it's a little too bitter through to the conclusion for my liking. A balance with some more sweet malts may have made this more to my liking.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated, lively feel. Lighter than average body and a taste that sticks to the mouth. Very crisp.

Overall - a pretty good pale ale at a reasonable price point, especially for something not usually accessible. Too bitter for my tastes, but if that's your thing then I fully recommend it. I also think this beer was actually better when it was colder, since the crispness shone through better.

DenisKolkin, May 31, 2014
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WGO, Mar 25, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle to a pint glass.

A: pours a golden color with about a finger of head. A very slight haze created by particles floating in the beer... Nothing to worry about though. Lacing is pretty good.

S: hops - some citrus but faint. The bready malts are pretty strong on the nose.

T: bitter hops, resin, malts and grains.

M: average carbonation and medium body.

O: not a bad beer, but not my favorite by any stretch. I found the resin and bitter to be a little too prominent for my liking.

polloenfuego, May 07, 2014
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Srecko, Sep 12, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silures may be named after an ancient warlike tribe but it looks like it was crafted with relaxation and patio drinking in mind. This fare yellow beer has a lightly hazy complexion and light, sunny disposition. Its head is plump as a sofa cushion and wraps the glass in thick blankets of lacing.

Given the traditionally mild and malt-forward profile of most British ales, I was understandably surprised to discover that Silures has the makeup of a San Diego pale ale - not one from Burton-upon-Trent. It is endowed with loads of hoppiness and smells like a garden after a summer rain.

Indeed, while it may not have a huge quantity of citrus, it has a neighbourhood's worth of lawn clippings, the perfume of a rose bush, a heap of twigs and branches, and the juice of at least two lemons. It's aggressively, unapologetically hoppy and has a bitterness that leaves a strong, lasting impression on the palate.

Even discounting the ultra-leafy and pine resin-drenched 61 IBUs, Silures is one big, broad shouldered offering; it also has a substantial, bready malt bill and water minerals that are heavy as a herd of elephants. It's refreshing but also dense and filling - not quite the light and cordial ale it appears to be. It's also likely far too bitter for mainstream (and most British) palates...

But it's perfectly suited to mine! While I very much enjoyed every Celt Experience beer I've tried to this point, this one really impressed me. A scratchy-bitter and intensely herbal pale ale, it's ideal for those early days of spring when it's warm but not yet too warm, the sky again blue but the ground still muddy-brown. Or at least I found it perfect in that weather.

biegaman, Apr 16, 2014
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Synapstic, Feb 01, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : golden orange color with a small white head.
Smell : herbal and hoppy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty, herbal with a bitter finish.
Overall : a good beer in the style British Golden Ale.

thierrynantes, Feb 26, 2014
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Silures from The Celt Experience
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