Selins Grove Goldings Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
on draft at the brewpub, pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is earthen hops and biscuit malts. Flavor is well balanced, bitter herbal hops with a nice toasted malt. Very clean and session-able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange gold like colour with a small white head.   I had a hard time detecting the aroma but I think it smelled of malts, a hint of citrus, and hops. Flavour of grains, bitter hops, malts, citrus and some added sweetness from a little honey flavouring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy caramel golden color with a medium sized frosty off white head. Aroma of bitter notes, grains, hops and bready malts. Taste is much the same as the aroma with hints of fruit present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Sample Platter. Biscuit aroma, with bread dough. Mottled murky brown color with a hoppy aftertaste. Foamy cling feel in the mouth. Decent bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
On draft at brewpub. Poured copper gold in color with a creamy white head. Decent lacing left on glass. Aroma of honey, floral and citrus hops, and caramel malt. Taste is of caramel malts, mild honey sweetness with a nice floral hop bitterness in the finish. Very nice ESB... maybe my favorite for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Good, but nothing too special. The typical taste for a bitter. Medium bodied and easily drinkable. Some hoppiness and a light bitterness. Some caramel malt sweetness. Light finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Cask, Selin’s Grove Brewing Co. Pours a hazy, orangish-brown color; off-white head with solid retention and lacing. Plenty of biscuity malts and oily noble hops in the aroma; pleasant. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of oily hops and biscuity, chewy malts; excellent, generous ESB with a resiny hop profile, like a light-bodied barleywine. Medium, dried red fruit and biscuity malts in the finish; lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. The pint glass reveals a dark orange/reddish body. Nice aroma. Smooth taste, very fresh. Liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Draft at the brewery. Cloudy honey amber colored body, with s thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Sweet and resinous pine sap hop nose, with some heavy fruity (sugar) and dough notes. Very malty, very full and rich and sweet, but also clean and crisp in the back. Oily in the finish, with some high bitterness but also some sticky, sweet pear and pine needle flavors. Finish is exceptionally sweet, that needs to be mentioned, with oily fruit sugars. Fresh flavor, overall, maybe some walnut and apple cider notes as well. Very interesting, and it’s always nice to have a one-hop beer, just to help get a better picture of the hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Awesome mashed grain aromas. Sweet and raw maltiness. Honey and floral hops, orange blossoms and buckwheat. Nice aroma. Light golden amber clear with lacing off-white head. Medium watery body with light medium carbonation. Smooth malt flavor and roasted malts. Mild caramel and biscuit, light nutty sweetness throughout with mild bitter hoppy finish. Quite a session for sure - very smooth and very drinkable. A nice bitter and lasting bitter after.

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