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Tale Of The Shony - Church Street Brewing Company

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
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:
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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2/5  rDev -39.9%

mjc3151, May 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Kaveman, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
2.58/5  rDev -22.5%

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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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

ThatOneBeerGuy, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

brandoman63, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

GRG1313, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

MidwestBA, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

thewimperoo, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

mrmitsui29, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

enelson, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

krome, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

egrace84, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

imperialking, Feb 13, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +4.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mishtif, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Punisher, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Jeremy_H, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Sarunas7, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%

Served in a tumbler.

Dunno why, but there seems to be a bunch of Scottish ales showing up these days... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-murky sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises earthy greens, green tea, and toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tea a bit more subservient to the greens than before, creating a nice, heather-like character reminiscent of a cup of Earl Grey on the moors. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice Scottish ale, one that balances the earth and malts pretty well, creating a generally enjoyable drinking experience.

TMoney2591, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

scruffwhor, Dec 22, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +13.8%

Draft sample at Blackfinn in Mount Prospect.

Reddish tone with bright clarity, ample offwhite foam on the surface, depositing some spotty lacing around the edges. Good retention, the foam doesn't break until after the first few sips.

Toasted specialty grains, dry huskiness.

Similar flavors of toasty grains, husks and all, dry hop bitterness in the finish. Dry with no sweetness, body is light with ample carbonation. Seems a bit light for a Scotch Ale, but it's pretty drinkable nonetheless. Glad to finally try a beer from this new brewery.

emerge077, Apr 14, 2013
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Tale Of The Shony from Church Street Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.