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 duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Knapp85
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
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 Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MikeWard
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Despite numerous visits to this pub over the last 5 years this is the first time I've tried the cream ale. Friday 9/28.

poured from the tap, looking very nice, pale yellow, with good head.

Not much in the aroma department, tough to get anything actually

Taste was ok. Not a big fan of creams, but not unpleasant. Just...not special I guess

Mouthful was not particularly memorable

Overall, perhaps this beer would do the trick on a much warmer day. With so many other great beers at this brewpub, this one fades into the background.

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Photo of musicman7070
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Skeletor1976
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of StarryNight74
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Dirtdog1589
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of robieobie1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RyanGoodman
1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of AutumnBeerLove
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of psuwiz99
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pub glass, the brew appears a clear golden yellow color. A thin film of white head sits atop. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves strings of lace sticking to the glass. A light swirl revives a thin film back to the surface.

The smell is sweet with a scent mildly reminiscent of corn that mixes with a herbal hop character. A faint touch of sulfur is noted across the back but I'm stretching to find more characteristics here as the overall aroma is quite mellow but enjoyable for the style.

The taste includes sweet grainy malt that is a little bland, not in a bad way, just a type of sweetness thats unidentifiable outside of mildly resembling corn just like the aroma led on. Mild fruits such as pear and apple skin come out as the brew warms. A bready sort of grain feel is noticed in the aftertaste. Faint hop inclusion provides some contrasting flavor without much bitterness but it keeps everything in check.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is very well done for the style. It isn't something I would seek out or drive there just for simply because it is seemingly always available and easily approachable for the folks who are looking for an icebreaker.

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Photo of orangesol
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewpub.

A - Pours golden yellow with a creamy one finger tall white head leaving spotty lace down the entire glass.

S - Smells of sweet pale malt, a touch of earthy hops, and some very faint fruitiness. This one is fairly simple, and that is both a good and a bad thing.

T - Starts off with a creamy corn flavor that quickly fades away leaving hints of pale malts, light sweetness, and a subtle hop bitterness. A touch of fruit comes through as it warms.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, creamy feel that works very well with the subtle flavors.

O - One of my go to beers when I am looking to just drink something simple. If you are at the pub and you aren't into some of the more advanced styles than this is the perfect beer for you.

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Photo of brez8791
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of smakawhat
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 akorsak
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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 Hojaminbag
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Captain Selin's Cream Ale has a golden yellow body with a finger of white head that manages to leave a little bit of lacing on my glass.

The aroma is clean, slightly sweet, pale malt. Maybe a hint of hops in there also.

The brewpub description says Captain Selin's Cream Ale is brewed with corn, and I believe that based on the sweet, almost buttery flavor that reminds me a little bit of corn. Mostly, this beer is pale malts though, with sweetness, grain and a bit of biscuit. The softest hint of hops comes through also.

The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, and I would say generally pleasant.

Drinkable? Hell yeah. Selin's Grove makes great beer, and this is a good cream ale.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 billzee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on On tap at the brewery on 12/29/09 (very cool place). Gold in color with a hazy appearance. Real nice thick creamy white head, minimal lacing. Malt and hoppy notes. Sweet malt and corn with a faint hoppy finish. Minimal carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. I could drink a ton of these.

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Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
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 CoolJosh
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Really hazy orange, with some golden pink streaks. Very nice white creamy ring. Slight lacing.

Very subdued scent. Very grainy and a little bit sweet. Lots of oats.

Very dry, yet creamy. Good carbonation. Nice banana sweetness. Very nice light. Fairly easy drink.

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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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