Captain Selin's Cream Ale | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by Knapp85:
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The head fades and doesn't leave any retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is mostly grain aromas with a little bit of hops as well. The taste of the beer was decent, it had some corn and malt flavors with a hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was sharp, big amount of carbonation with I felt made this beer much too harsh. Overall it's a decent beer, not the nicest cream ale I've had.

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Photo of jakester
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewery.

Arrives a chill-hazed gold with only a coating and a ring of white bubbles for a head. Some carbonation is evident. No lacing on the glass.

Smells of light pale malt, slightly bready, and very faint herbal/grassy hops. Not alot of aroma. Smells clean.

Tastes clean and malty. Light bready malts, a little sweet, with a nice and easy hop bitterness. Detectable but very light herbal hop flavors. Aftertaste is a short malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium sweetness, a low to medium carbonation level, but finishes kind of crisp. Surprising.

Although this style is kind of boring, I did enjoy this one. It's on style, and a very good training wheel beer for beginners.

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Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ggaughan
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a pale yellow color with a thin white head rounding out the top and not much lacing. The nose had some hints of the pale malt and I picked up some slight touches of hops but overall the nose is pretty light. The taste has a sweet malty character to it, a bit bready as well. The taste is not overly complex but very crisp and refreshing. The crisp refreshing taste and light body make for a fairly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub. I am up for a decent cream ale. Yellow and lacey. Light mouthfeel, light drinking. Hoppier than expected,a tad of citrus zest, and easy drinking. Carbonation right there, which is above average for this brewpub. Nice session ale at 4.5% abv.

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Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdel34
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler filled earlier today at the brewpub. Shared with ksak and janlud.

A: The cream ale has the orange-yellow color of a glass of apple juice. The lighter hues leave the ale translucent. A thin white head came with the pour but didn't last long.

S: A little boozy, the ale quickly turns malty. Sweet grains, bready with apple scents. The ale has a surprisingly hoppy bite that goes well with the adjunct sweetness.

T: Softly sweet, the ale starts off with a whimper, gradually building up. Adjunct-y corn sweetness is plentiful, adding strength and depth to the body. Biscuity malts are prevalent, chewy. Pleasant bitterness, not overpowering, lingers at the edges. I really like the corn sweetness.

M: The mouthfeel is nice, offering both sweetness and hoppiness. The adjunct aspects provide a much-needed depth that brings out the creaminess.

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Photo of psuwiz99
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smakawhat
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the bar into a small tumbler.

Little hard to judge appearances since it is so dark inside but, a light head of off white color. Not much lacing while drinking as the body shows off a brassy clear golden color.

The nose on the beer is probably the only thing lacking. Not much going on some light malts and a faint small honey sweetness.

Taste is a slight cream and gaseous carbonation. Toasty white baked breads with a finish that has a mild lime astringency creeping up. Small sweetness cream kicks in a little bit on the swallow. Texture is solid and coating.

Overall it may not be my favorite to style, but it is a simple example of what a solid good beer should taste like even if it may contain some corn.

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Photo of DrDietz
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of crowsnest
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smokeypeat
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with about one finger of fluffy white head that doesn’t last long.

The scent is of sweet malts, notes of fruit and some hop presence.

The taste is of sweet cream, sweet malt, notes of corn and floral hops.

Light body, smooth and a bit creamy, moderate carbonation.

This was an overall good beer, nothing extraordinary but I wouldn’t mind having this again.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Selin's Grove Brewing Co in Selinsgrove, PA

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some faint brassy highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with hints of light fruit (apple and peach).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with some hints of light fruit sweetness - apple really stands out.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: Sessionable but a touch too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden color with a nice white head. Nose brings grain, pale malt, some light stone fruits, and some very soft hops. The taste is a bit of light, pale malt and some good fruit character. The mouthfeel light and creamy; good carbonation. Drinks quite well and is a nice, sessionable beer.

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Photo of Skeletor1976
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of hopdog
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Selin's Grove Brew Pub.

Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of corn, some breadiness, and lightly floral. Tastes of basically the same - corny sweetness, bready/doughy and floral.

Notes from 10/26/08.

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