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Selins Grove Goldings Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A rich version of a Pale Ale, well balanced with lots of body, this British style ale has a deep malt nose and is nicely balanced with well placed, highly prized, East Kent Goldings hops.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Earthy and floral nose with a touch of toffee. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel, biscuit malt and fresh herbs. Touch of diacetyl. Decent. Cask version was superior to keg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Growler courtesy of Ernesto987! Aroma is apple, bread, grass. Taste is medium sweetness with light bitterness. Really easy to drink and just plain enjoyable. Only beer I have had by these guys and I enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 This is an extra hopped British style premium esb. Again those supremely intricate malts used step this beer up a lot. Awesome job, those British canít even make their own beers right. Lawlerskates.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3189) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. It pours golden with a white head. The aroma is overipe fruit and some citrusy hops. The flavor is potently bitter with some melon rind and grapefruit. Some mildly crackery malts. Very bitter finish. Kind of an odd beer, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Definitely a hop forward ESB.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a moderate golden-copper color with a somewhat-thin white head and some speckled lacing as it goes down. The nose brings some mild toffee and bread crust as well as a small amount of floral hops. The taste follows the nose. I got mostly toffee, and caramel plus a slight floral character from the hops. There is a bit of diacetyl there as well. While not necessarily a flaw in this style, it didnt really add much for me. The feel is light and slightly creamy. Drinks quite well in the end even though no single component really had all that much I particularly enjoyed. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-17-2010

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Not a ton of flavor on the nose but it maybe too cold. Nice hoppiness on the tongue with this kind of orangey thing on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2010
In short: A very smooth, fruity and moderately hoppy golden ale.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head with good lacing
In long: Nose of leafy hops and citrus fruits. In mouth the beer has a solid backbone of toasted cereals with a bit of caramel. Well balanced with leafy and citrusy hops. The bitterness is mild. A little fruit skin dryness at the end. This is a pretty decent session beer. Golding is not the most assertive type of hops around and thatís not the goal here. Another good beer from Selins Grove. I loved that place, he old historical house, the nice furniture and decoration, the professional service. This is classy brewpub. Not the type of place where you go to drink beer while watching naked women mud-wrestle a horny bear. But if you know of such a place please beermail me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Growler filled at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazed orange-gold with a very thin white head that faded by the second sip and left no lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and some mild citrus. The flavor is bready malt with a bit of fruit. Moderate bitterness at the finish is crisp, does not linger, and is not overdone. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of toasted malt and bitter hops. Flavor of sweet, bready malts, some hints of jam, with a bitter finish. Overall, it is crisp and dry and a very tasty bitter. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of noble hop spicy notes, tea and nuts. Flavor of English malt and spicy noble hops. Some nuts and light toffee. Pretzels.


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