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
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of logicalparadox
5/5  rDev +35.5%
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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Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
2.72/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A lot of visible carbonation, light golden color.

Smell is sort of funky with some very subtle sour and general sweet undertones.

The taste is rather dissapointing. It is at first rather subtle, but then the sour and some honey-ish sweetness in the background. Mouthfeel is conservative, but fine.

Meh.

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Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap at the source.
Slightly hazy deep yellow with a smallish white head. Rich bready pilsner with hints of cereal or corn and a firm spicy floral hop to counter. Pretty tasty summer beer.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDietz
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
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 MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of smokeypeat
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of eagles22
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev -7%
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 iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Captain Selin's Cream Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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