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Tale Of The Shony - Church Street Brewing Company

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.54%
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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +16%

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 +18.7%

Mike412, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerHistoryGuy, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Punisher, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

GRG1313, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

MidwestBA, May 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

mjc3151, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
Photo of ThatOneBeerGuy
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

ThatOneBeerGuy, May 05, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -18.4%

brandoman63, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

BrewClint, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of thewimperoo
3/5  rDev -11%

thewimperoo, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of nwestby
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
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
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

mic718, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

imperialking, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
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 -3.6%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of matjack85
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the Pik - n - Go liquor store in Bloomingdale, IL. $6.99 for a six pack of 12oz brown bottles. This is a new local brewery that opened in 2012, so I'm looking foreword to trying my first beer from them. No freshness date.

The beer poured an iced tea color with a reddish tint to it - sort of like a raspberry iced tea. It only made a ½-finger of off-white head that lasted about a minute, and lacing was minimal.

It had a pleasant smell to it of roasted malts, chocolate, and sugar.

Roasted malt flavor with a touch of sweet caramel and chocolate. Tea-like hops provide a mild bitterness and good balance.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

A very well made and tasty Scottish ale. This is my first taste of anything from this local brewery. Hope their other offerings are as good as this one.

matjack85, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Kaveman, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Sarunas7, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

mrmitsui29, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

scruffwhor, Dec 22, 2013
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Tale Of The Shony from Church Street Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.