1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

English Style Special Ale - Sand Creek Brewing Company

Not Rated.
English Style Special AleEnglish Style Special Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Dovers
Dovers

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-04-2014 17:21:57 | More by Dovers
Photo of herman77
herman77

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

08-02-2014 23:33:27 | More by herman77
Photo of cervezango
cervezango

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-28-2014 02:03:53 | More by cervezango
Photo of capuchinpilates
capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-13-2014 21:42:33 | More by capuchinpilates
Photo of amishbooze
amishbooze

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-05-2014 02:25:14 | More by amishbooze
Photo of Turbo
Turbo

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-06-2014 23:23:49 | More by Turbo
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-08-2014 15:58:45 | More by harpus
Photo of darrickw
darrickw

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-27-2014 19:01:33 | More by darrickw
Photo of sparx1100
sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-31-2013 05:32:09 | More by sparx1100
Photo of pweis909
pweis909

Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev +15.2%

A=Darker side of copper, with tawny head. Could probably be described as a brown ale, which I see is how BA describes it. I was expecting it to be an ESB. If there is a tweener category from an appearance perspective only, this would be it.

S=Caramel, caramel, caramel. The smell is one dimensional. It is great that it has some caramel notes, but... overpowering.

Taste= Consistant with the smell, I get a lot of sweet caramel up front. It sticks around almost long enough to be cloying, but gets rescued by a dry finish that might be attributed to the use of roasted grains. My very first swallow, and that swallow only, I was able to detect what I thought was a citrusy, tangerine-like hop.When I looked for it in the second swallow, all I could find was a metallic taste. However, by the third swallow, I wasn't perceiving that anymore, either.

M& Overall Drinkability= It seemed like it had less carbonation than an American ale. This added to drinkabilty. Body seemed slightly thin, but this enhanced drinkability.

12-14-2013 04:12:19 | More by pweis909
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-13-2013 01:44:40 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of Vivs85
Vivs85

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-10-2013 01:29:43 | More by Vivs85
Photo of majorbase2
majorbase2

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.8%

10-14-2013 00:48:59 | More by majorbase2
Photo of Rick778
Rick778

California

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

08-06-2013 00:09:58 | More by Rick778
Photo of dtivp
dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-25-2013 02:40:39 | More by dtivp
Photo of valkyre65
valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-21-2013 20:41:02 | More by valkyre65
Photo of Gavage
Gavage

New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%

Appearance: pours a reddish brown color with a 1" head that falls quickly.

Smell: light caramel and toffee aromas are all you can detect.

Taste: caramel, ripe fruit sweetness, mild hop bitterness, and a hint of nuttiness create a mild flavored ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, less crisp and a bit smooth at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: very easy to drink this beer, and despite the milder profile it is nicely satisfying if you are looking on a less hoppy beer.

06-03-2013 20:28:51 | More by Gavage
Photo of oakaged88
oakaged88

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-22-2013 01:33:13 | More by oakaged88
Photo of Kunstman
Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-20-2013 03:10:27 | More by Kunstman
Photo of Artjsantos
Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-17-2013 01:26:21 | More by Artjsantos
Photo of MemphisANiD
MemphisANiD

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-16-2013 21:56:30 | More by MemphisANiD
Photo of mcaulifww
mcaulifww

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-15-2013 19:26:20 | More by mcaulifww
Photo of jheezee
jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-09-2013 21:48:17 | More by jheezee
Photo of jrohrbacher
jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-09-2013 01:23:07 | More by jrohrbacher
Photo of KevieJames
KevieJames

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-06-2013 13:34:54 | More by KevieJames
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
English Style Special Ale from Sand Creek Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.