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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,757
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
63
pDev:
13.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of logicalparadox
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful. Fluffy, pure white head, with fine textured, meringue like foam.

Smells of clean, pure, bready malts and grains. Boiled crackers.

Tastes like cracker smoothy. Just... wow. This is what cream ale should be (and is) at its absolute best. Just pure beer-drinking bliss. Light sweetness, but with a crisp drying finish from the hops.

Grains are nice and soft and the carbonation is firm but smooth, providing a pillowy- but chewy mouthfeel that really satisfies while remaining the epitome of drinkability.

One of, if not the best cream ales I've ever had! YUM!!

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of brez8791
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of StarryNight74
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light golden colour witha small white head of foam. Patchy lacing as well. Their is a slight hop aroma of floral hops, that seem German or US to me. The taste reminds me of the best cream ale i've ever had. Sweet, malty, well-balanced, and not too complex. A light bodied brew that is imminently drinkable. A champion of the style.

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Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +7%
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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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of sulldaddy
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THe second of two beers I sampled while at the pub.
The beer arrives cold in a pint glass and is a bright clear gold color. A small surface layer of bleached white head is present.
Aroma is mild overall but some caramel and a grainy, husky note is present as well. As it warms a little I also detect some earthy hops and a bit of a fruity character.
First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is sweet caramel up front with some light fruitiness as well. I get a mild grassy/orange peel hop finish.
The beer is very drinkable clean and crisp.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtdog1589
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SchmichaelJ
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cream ales usually aren't my forte, but I enjoyed this one a lot. From the tap, the Capt. Selin's poured a golden-orange color with very little head or noticeable carbonation. A strong but pleasant corn smell, with a trace of malt greeted the nose. Subtle floral hints were also detectable. The corn is very apparent in the taste, as well, but its presence helps to make this beer very well balanced, and, true to its name, remarkably creamy. The velvety texture remains the hallmark of this beer for me. The medium body is incredibly smooth and feels great on the palate. Yet another good beer from Selin's Grove. Their variety and consistent quality continues to impress.

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Photo of Deuane
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

High time I review this long time personal classic.

A-Light golden amber with a medium white head. Nice lace left behind.

S-Light floral hops with a support of bready, corny aroma.

T-Chewy malty texture with a good hop bite for the style. A bit of corny graininess in the background.

M-Medium body containing a pleasant lingering hop finish.

D-This is my benchmark Cream Ale. Flavours of bready malt and corn blend well with the hops. This is a session brew with a kick!

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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on tap at the brewpub, served chilled in a glass.

The color is golden with cream ale type appearance yet there is no head however it revives when swirled with decent clarity and fine bead. The smell is mild with smooth malt ester and light hop scent with gentle sweet aroma and grainy odor with mild fruitiness of yeast. THe feel is good with moderate malt body with light bitterness and gentle sweetness with semi-dry finish and moderately carbonated throughout.

The taste has a nice malt base on first sip with a honey-like sweetness with gentle hop in the flvaor and mild pilsner type light toasted malt taste with gentle spice in the dry finish. Overall This is an excellent example of the style, easy drinking and simple yet still a modest amount of malt flavor with session strength a plus.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at SGB on 2/16/08.

A - Slightly hazy golden body with one finger of creamy white head and very modest carbonation. Head fully receded and left minimal lacing.

S - Sweet malty aroma with some faint flowery and perfumy hops, as well as a sweet corn presence. Also detect some sweet sugar or bubblegum aroma.

T - Sweet malts paired with mild perfumy hops and some bubblegum. Sweet corn and faint hoppy finish.

M - Light to medium body with soft carbonation and creamy texture. Sweet finish on the tongue.

D - Very light and quaffable. This one is really easy to throw back. Nice example of this style.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Captain Selin's Cream Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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