Tale Of The Shony | Church Street Brewing Company

Tale Of The ShonyTale Of The Shony
BA SCORE
3.46/5
75 Ratings
Tale Of The ShonyTale Of The Shony
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
Ranking:
#39,489
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
75
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kaveman
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of barnzy78
2.6/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, no freshness date
L - ruddy brown color with a tall greyish-tan head that holds good retention
S - weaker aroma, earthy with some caramel malt and bread
T - caramel, burnt caramel as well, spice, earth, tea, bread, yeast, faint chocolate, faint smoke, a bit medicinal especially on the finish
M - overly carbonated, medium body but very full feeling with all that carbonation, finishes dry
O - another disappointment from Church Street here. Seems to be a bit infected, flavors are muddled and just not that desirable. It's not terrible, but it's definitely not something I want to spend my money on.

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Photo of ThatOneBeerGuy
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -13.3%
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 smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Docrock
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thewimperoo
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mitrandil
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NateMac13
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new local brew to me from Church Street Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a muddy murky caramel body with hardly any conjuration of head. Manages to spring up about a half finger of khaki head when given a nice swirl. Hardly any lacing. Looks alright for what it is.

S - The aroma is pretty light, but contains notes of nuts, brown bread, toasted malt, maple syrup, indistinct fruits, and some mustiness. Perhaps some minor alcohol notes detectable.

T - Taste follows the nose - nutty & malty, with some cola notes and mild alcohol astringency. Some fruity yeast esters noticeable in the mix there also. Some dried dark fruit presence.

M - The feel is on the thin & watery side of things, especially for the style, but it is easy-drinking nonetheless. A dry papery sort of finish, with some dried fruitiness / cherry sort of aftertaste lingering on the palate.

Overall, I'd say it's a slightly below average representation of the style, and not one I would be interested in trying again. A bit too thin, and it could probably use some more malt body.

Church Street Brewing Tale Of The Shony Scottish Ale -----3/5.

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ralerwen
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Tale Of The Shony from Church Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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