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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4113) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Have to re-rate after being in England. This brew exihibits too much malt and could use a more generous hoping. I think that it errors in going to too much malt charachter. The balance is more in favor of malt than hops. Rerate after being in England: What a typically American thoughts about this beer. So I had some from a grolwer last night and today, and it is pretty good bitter. Nice maltiness with some fruit notes that fades into a gentle bitterness. Aroma is beautifully malty. pours a brownish amber color with small head. flavor is malty with fruit and some woodiness. medium palate. good bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9055) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3698) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Cask, Selinís 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.

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