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Tale Of The Shony - Church Street Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our traditional 80 Shilling Scottish-style ale. Chocolate and roasted barley malts contribute to this dark-colored brew, rounded out by notes of sweet caramel and mellow roast. Robust, yet drinkable, this beer can be enjoyed in the cold months of winter or the dog days of summer.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 03-14-2013)
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Photo of Docrock
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Docrock, Sunday at 11:03 PM
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new local brew to me from Church Street Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a muddy murky caramel body with hardly any conjuration of head. Manages to spring up about a half finger of khaki head when given a nice swirl. Hardly any lacing. Looks alright for what it is.

S - The aroma is pretty light, but contains notes of nuts, brown bread, toasted malt, maple syrup, indistinct fruits, and some mustiness. Perhaps some minor alcohol notes detectable.

T - Taste follows the nose - nutty & malty, with some cola notes and mild alcohol astringency. Some fruity yeast esters noticeable in the mix there also. Some dried dark fruit presence.

M - The feel is on the thin & watery side of things, especially for the style, but it is easy-drinking nonetheless. A dry papery sort of finish, with some dried fruitiness / cherry sort of aftertaste lingering on the palate.

Overall, I'd say it's a slightly below average representation of the style, and not one I would be interested in trying again. A bit too thin, and it could probably use some more malt body.

Church Street Brewing Tale Of The Shony Scottish Ale -----3/5.

mfnmbvp, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of JerryIL
4/5  rDev +18%

JerryIL, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 3/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, syrup, hint of hop, slight alcohol, and a hint of toffee. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight syrup, hint of roasted malt, alcohol, hint of hop, and a hint of toffee. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend, but more carbonated than I would have liked.

Tone, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

Mike412, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BeerHistoryGuy, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

cd34, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Punisher, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

GRG1313, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

MidwestBA, May 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

mjc3151, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

ThatOneBeerGuy, May 05, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Church Street Scottish Ale is decent...but not spectacular. The beer poured a hazy brownish amber with very thin head that is not lacing. The scent had a nice maple flare and typical scottish push. The taste is a decent balanced beer with sweet malt base. The mouthfeel is no quite medium..but not light either. There is a smooth carbonation present. Overall the beer is a nice session beer.

WoodBrew, May 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

brandoman63, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

BrewClint, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of thewimperoo
3/5  rDev -11.5%

thewimperoo, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of nwestby
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall a solid Scottish Ale. Pours a deep copper, with just a tinge of light breaking through at the corners of the glass. Head in my pour was thin. I had to let it splash hard in the glass to get a .25 inch of head the quickly dissipated. Smell is full of pleasant malty, nutty aroma. Taste is malt dominated and has touch of caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style in my opinion. Overall a average to above average Scottish.

nwestby, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of mic718
4/5  rDev +18%

mic718, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

imperialking, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
2.58/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, no freshness date
L - ruddy brown color with a tall greyish-tan head that holds good retention
S - weaker aroma, earthy with some caramel malt and bread
T - caramel, burnt caramel as well, spice, earth, tea, bread, yeast, faint chocolate, faint smoke, a bit medicinal especially on the finish
M - overly carbonated, medium body but very full feeling with all that carbonation, finishes dry
O - another disappointment from Church Street here. Seems to be a bit infected, flavors are muddled and just not that desirable. It's not terrible, but it's definitely not something I want to spend my money on.

barnzy78, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
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Tale Of The Shony from Church Street Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.