Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #229. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar. Medium bodied, mild lingering fruit. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Draft sample at Brewpub. Pours red and clear. Sweet sugar nose, bread and biscuit. Nice caramel flavor, mild bitter, some bread, rather sweet. Clean and tasty. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Light neutral fruity notes, cherry wood. Sweet caramel malt. Coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with apple skin, grape must, caramel and neutral fruity character. Mild nutty bitter notes with muted hop bitterness. Nutty smooth Altbier after. nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2014
16oz pour is a clear brown with some thin beige head. Nose is nice, vinous, malty, cracker, mild booze, almost like processed mead. Flavor is solid, malty, vinous, a little tannic, lemon tea, honey, dried grass. Clean finish. Complex but drinkable. hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
The Scottish ale is a tried and true ale, and it's one if those beers where it's hard to mess up, which means almost anyone's is usually drinkable. The downside here is that when a beer is "common" or hard to really mess up that folks stop trying to make a beer interesting or unique and you rarely taste a Scottish ale that makes you stop and say... mmmm. Well Selins Grove you made me stop to say... mmmm. Soft, Carmely, smooth, with absolutely no bitterness. This is the kind of Scottish ale that sets standards.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Ambery Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Malty, Light Caramel
T: Malty, Light Caramel, Light Toffee
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Bitter
Overall, an average Scotch ale with lots of malt character. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Draft. Brown hazy pour with some light head. Aromas has some full malt tones. Flavor is woody and malt heavy with a smooth finish. Not my favorite style but still a nice beer. tgncc (3129) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
The aroma is chocolate, caramel, bready, malty. The appearance is deep red/brown, small white head. The flavor is chocolate, caramel, biscuit, like the aroma. The finish is light pine bitterness. Medium in body. Decent. sonnycheeba (5961) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy, dark gold with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cloves, bread malt, straw, and light citrus. Flavor is heavy caramel and toasted malts, faint hops, and average fruit esters; smooth with a slightly sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth. BeerandBlues2 (13199) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a small, creamy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light caramel and cookie malt, light fruity esters and faint hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.