Scottish Style Ale | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rdrummer on 05-09-2004

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of logicalparadox
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not usually a fan of scottish ales, but this one is more grain and malt centric. A very light roasted depth brings out some more complexity of flavour, but it remains a very simple, approachable, perfectly balanced ale for everyday enjoyment.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdel34
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slatetank
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bbsaur
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MikeWard
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the brew pub. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with just a little off white head on top of the pour. The head fades to a thin ring.

Smell: This beer has a very light smell to it. I'm getting some mild fruit and a caramel note.

Taste: This is a very malty beer, but it's not particularly sweet. I'm getting some fruity notes with caramel malt that is quite bready. The finish is lightly bitter with some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingles of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very nice sessionable ale, but there is a ton of taste. I'd be happy to have more in the future.

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Photo of StarryNight74
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of brez8791
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of orangesol
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewpub.

A - Pours light brown with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty lace down the glass.

S - Smells of candy sugar, toffee, caramel, bready malt, and some dulled hops. Not as strong as I was expecting but still decent.

T - Good amount of toasted malt chewiness up front quickly giving way to a mix of candy sugar sweetness, caramel, herbal hops, and some light nuttiness. This one has some good flavors and is fairly well balanced.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly dry feel that combines with the grainy feel to linger on the pallet.

O - Pretty good. I have never been a huge fan of this style but this one has a good flavor profile and it is pretty easy to drink. A good beer to start out with before you move on to some of their other beers.

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Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of stakem
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a lightly hazed color of brown. A creamy finger of head fades leaving spots of lace all about the glassware.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with alcohol and some sweet malt indications. Quite herbal with hops to balance it out. As it warms, the malt comes across like caramel and a touch of candy-like sweetness. Fruity and almost with a touch of vanilla across the back.

The taste is toasty malt with herbal hops that are quite bitter for the style. More herbal than expected but plesant nonetheless. The aftertaste is lightly smoked grain that lingers with a mixture of herbal hops and toasty caramel grains.

Overall a pretty decent representation of the style. It is medium bodied and modest to lightly carbonated. The fresh grainy caramel notes contrasted by the herbal bitterness was pleasant to drink but this isn't something I would find myself returning to time and time again.

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Photo of philbe311
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly more than a fingers worth of foamy light tan colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a slightly splotchy lacing and thin collar... The color is a light to medium brown with a distinctive reddish hue... Limited carbonation, only a couple stray bubbles rise randomly throughout...

S - Light brown sugar... Caramel... Toffee... Nutty... Some toasted malts... Simple and fairly straight forward...

T - Almost a carbon copy of the nose... Light caramel... Light toffee... Some brown sugar notes... Some nuttiness... Toasted malts... Nothing fancy here, just a tasty malt forward brew...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Slight carbonation... Sleek... Goes down easy sip after sip... The finish has a touch of dryness...

D - Nothing fancy here folks, just a highly drinkable malt forward Scottish Ale that I'd have no problem putting a couple back of... Not much depth or complexity, this one is simple, straight forward, and rather tasty...

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Photo of Chaney
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After getting my Splinter Black beers from Troegs, I made the one hour trek over to Selin's Grove to sample the goods.

A: Poured a caramel color, with about a one finger head that quickly melted into the liquid below it.

S: Very faint, but I detected a bit of candy sugar that was reminiscent of caramel and a slight nuttiness.

T: The same as the nose, only more intensified with more of a bread dough-like quality as opposed to a sticky, sugary one.

M: Fairly light, but I personally liked that about it. The carbonation was fine and gave it some semblance of a creamy texture.

D: I'm not a big fan of this style in general, and even though there was nothing complex going on here, I was able to siphon this down rather quickly.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a fairly-dark brown with a nice off white head. The nose brings forward some light caramel coloring as well as some lights fruits and some bread dough. The taste is some good caramel taste as well as some light baked goods. Moderate feel with good carbonation. Overall, a fairly solid and sessionable version of the style.

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Scottish Style Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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