Tale Of The Shony | Church Street Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
churchstreetbrew.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our traditional 80 Shilling Scottish-style ale. Chocolate and roasted barley malts contribute to this dark-colored brew, rounded out by notes of sweet caramel and mellow roast. Robust, yet drinkable, this beer can be enjoyed in the cold months of winter or the dog days of summer.

32 IBU

Added by TMoney2591 on 03-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy cola color with moderate head.
Smell is caramel malt and fruit.
Taste is all malt. Molasses, dried dark fruit, and a smokey taste.
Not my favorite scottish.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper pour with a white one-finger head. Aroma of caramel and nut. Taste has caramel and light nut flavors upfront backed by bread and an earthy, grainy flavor. Lots of malt. Medium bodied with a good bit of carbonation.

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Photo of tazzman
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

CHURCH STREET TALE OF THE SHONY SCOTTISH ALE 9/30/16

Another from the latest beer clkub shipment. Church Street is not available in my state.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an English nonick pint.

a: Nearly clear orange/copper with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Lightly of caramel malt.

t: Follows the nose with more authority, followed by some smokiness and moderate hope bite. Sweet to bitter finish.

m; Light to medium, ok body and good carbonation tingle.

o; Good Scottish ale, lighter than a Scotch ale as it should be. On point as a representative of the style, though the smoky notes from the roasted malt is exceptional.

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Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is sienna in color with a white, wispy head. The aroma is malty, with plenty of caramel scents. The aroma transfers nicely to the flavor...malt, sweetness, and a little hop notes for balance. Creamy, lightly carbonated, and very satisfying. Full in flavor and body. Nice.

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Photo of Antc2382
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmcfad
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beercatbrew
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitrandil
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz glass into St Arnold's barrel glass.

Look is a dark dark brown with ruby red highlights. A thin head white head sits on top.

Aroma is intense malt. Rich molasses with a light roasted coffee note.

Taste is an awesome study of malt. Rich a molasses sweet with a hint of dry roast. Not much hopping to speak of.

Overwhelmingly malty beer but in a wonderful way. Like a said before a study in malt, and a more intense version of this style than I've ever had.

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Photo of KenProCo
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jws7968
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown in color. The aroma is very nutty with some banana. The taste is malty, with almost a taste of Lipton Iced Tea. The feel is somewhat watery. Overall, OK but I would not run out to try this one again.

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Photo of batt6343
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A maroon body poured on draft carries no head into a pint glass, but the banana esters are obvious in the aroma.
The flowery taste is ok and an unexpected pleasure.
Malt, as expected, covers a hop flavor, and the mouthfeel is typical to the style.
Overall a nice drinkable change of pace.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tale Of The Shony from Church Street Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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