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Tale Of The Shony - Church Street Brewing Company

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78
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
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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mjc3151

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.8%

05-30-2014 04:09:12 | More by mjc3151
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Kaveman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

01-06-2014 02:24:37 | More by Kaveman
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:07:56 | More by barnzy78
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ThatOneBeerGuy

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-05-2014 21:53:34 | More by ThatOneBeerGuy
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brandoman63

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

04-22-2014 02:40:17 | More by brandoman63
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 18:34:06 | More by GRG1313
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-30-2014 19:44:31 | More by MidwestBA
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-15-2014 20:03:40 | More by smartassboiler
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-23-2014 02:42:12 | More by thewimperoo
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-24-2013 03:59:36 | More by mrmitsui29
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-09-2013 00:04:00 | More by enelson
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krome

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-05-2013 16:18:06 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2013 14:09:35 | More by jgunther71
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JVB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-26-2014 18:26:20 | More by JVB
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-22-2013 01:35:42 | More by egrace84
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-13-2014 18:54:55 | More by imperialking
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 22:44:12 | More by WoodBrew
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-18-2014 14:03:17 | More by Kubrickx
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mishtif

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-09-2013 14:25:36 | More by mishtif
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-12-2013 03:19:06 | More by Jeremy_H
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Sarunas7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-31-2013 03:35:19 | More by Sarunas7
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

03-14-2013 15:16:49 | More by TMoney2591
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-22-2013 19:59:10 | More by scruffwhor
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emerge077

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 03:18:36 | More by emerge077
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nwestby

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:51:52 | More by nwestby
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Tale Of The Shony from Church Street Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.