Selins Grove Goldings Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Probably would be enjoyable if the growler didn't go flat. I can tell the flavor has a slight bitter crisp to it. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkitty (152) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Hazy dark amber. This batch was not quite as special as last Fallís but still tasty and malty. I would have preferred a few more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2266) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Hazy dark orange, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Nose is bready with some caramel, with floral and lightly citric hops. Flavor is similar with a pleasant, clean malt bill and some light hop bitterness. Medium to light bodied, even carbonation throughout, light bitterness and crispness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Dark gold, cloudy, with a small bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring nice sweet malt to the fore, including touches of molasses, ginger, spice, light floral hop, and a touch of butterscotch; maybe some Ringwood used here? Not quite my bag, but still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Served on-tap at the brewpub. A - Pours amber yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small rings of lace down most of the glass. S - Smells of caramel malt, earthy hops, pine and fresh toasted bread. A little dull but still pretty nice. T - Starts off with some light chewy caramel sweetness quickly giving way to some light earthy hop bitterness, light spice and some very faint fruitiness. Finish is a little bitter with some very light lingering sweetness. M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking feel that makes this one easy going down. O - I enjoyed this one for what it is. The cask version was a little better than this one, the natural carbonation really helped it out, but I had no problem finishing my glass in short order.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap and cask at Selinís Grove, and tried each version. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft caramel, toast, malt, light and dry, dusty hops. Sweet grain, toast and malt. Gently bitterness. The cask is nice and smooth, better mouthfeel than the tap version. Gentle lemon and bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Chill hazed orange. Good head retention. Great lacing. Nose is maple and sugar. Small Small pumpkin and vanilla comes through in the taste with clovey bitterness. Clean and rich palate. Very good. No nutty or astringent bitterness. Silky vanilla flavor throughout. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3187) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2090) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - 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.

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