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Floppin' Crappie - Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northwoods Brewpub and Grill visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-10-2003

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Photo of rustycrayfish
4.16/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A wonderfully delicious treat that may make you flop like a crappie after your first 6pack. A delightful change to your regular beer or a viable option if you are looking for a new daily drinker. Don't be surprised if you are throwing POWs after just a couple. Definitely a thumbs up.

Photo of Parrotbeak
3.83/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky, hazy light amber with a half inch white head that fades quickly, leaving some patches.
Smell is bready, crackery malts, with a decent hops presence. Faint, toasted, buttery notes as well.
Taste is more bready malts, with the "cracker" aspect being a little more subdued. Decent malt backbone on this one, and as the malts progress they become more buttery and slightly toasted. Small amount of hops come in a little over halfway through.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, with a smooth finish. Good level of carbonation. Medium-light body. Slightly watery.
Good drinkability. Decent beer overall.

Photo of ridglens
3.63/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- decent brown color, pours a thick light brown foam, which quickly dissipates to a thin layer. pretty beer. label is sweet too

S- a very wheaty-maly aroma. lots of it, so it smells good if you like that flavor. smells a little spicey, too. not a TON here, but pretty darn good.

T- a little of a let down, but definitely not bad. has a light classic wheat malty flavor. the spice from the smell doesn't come through much, and the bitterness is a little bland at the end. really good basic flavor though.

M- ok, the carbonation is at a good level, but the beer is a little thin (i might be biased, i love thicker beers).

D- decent, the bland bitterness doesn't leave you begging for more ounces, but definitely not hard to drink by any means.

Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Woodmans in Wisconsin. Poured into a pint glass.

Amber colored with active bubbles. Fluffy thick white foam, like snow banks. Light sweet malt nose. Nutty and bready. Light toffee malt taste, evolving hop that never takes hold. Touch sweet. Caramel close. Light carbonation, considering the bubbles. Not bad.

Photo of Redrover
3.53/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Imperial pint for $2.75. The beer is copper bordering on bronze. Served almost to the rim, so there was not space for the beige head. Good lacing.

The nose is fresh and contains something sweet that must be the honey.

The beer is slightly sweet (that honey again), mildly bitter with a touch of citrus and then ritz cracker like malts. A crossover beer that is well executed and balanced.

The mouth is crisp and but could use a bit more heft. Could be a session beer, but I would reach for something with a little bolder taste profile. I see it won a silver medal at the Sturgis Beer fest.

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of FFATS
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of tavernjef
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - Listed as an Amber Honey Ale? Which the color seems to be, a light golden amber center with honey yellow soft edges. Thinner off-white head stayed present for a good while. Not much in the lacing dept. though. Very minimal.

Aroma is lightly toasted, kinda rice crisped cereal-like with a light leafy hop backing.

Short and brief taste of crisp and toasted malt, lightly breaded, cereal feathered with caramel and honey and a delicate leafy hop finish.

Lighter medium body, super quick and easy, not quite watery, thin overall but has a nice crispness to it; but lacks. An OK drinker to. A bit boring.

Photo of twbeecher
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of cokes
3.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber-bronze with a low collar of pale sand foam.
Generally bready aroma with a minor toffee sweetness, a vague nod at herbal hops.
Bready, again as it travels towards the throat. Here, some honey-esque sweetness and toasted nuts add depth as it continues with it largely doughy template. Fairly clean through the middle with just a hair of apple fruitiness. Hops are meager, added a late dab of dried spice and lowly, countering bitterness.
Oily, medium-light bodied. The carbonation trickles out quickly leaving it a bit flat.
This is a non-frills, basic rendition of an Amber Ale. There's nothing particularly interesting, but it has no glaring flaws, is generally tasty, and easy enough to drink.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Floppin Crappie is a nice sessionable beer. The beer poured a nice amber with thin white head that is lacing nicely. There is not much scent to this beer....subtle hints of sweet malt...that is about it. The taste is a very even balanced beer....the malt provides a sweet back drop and there is enough bittering hops to balance the sweetness to make it very pleasant. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer.

Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from sampler pack, review from written notes.

Into a stange glass it pours a nice reddish copper color. The offwhite foam has a creamy texture to it's surface, and leaves an intricate crown of drippy lacing on the glass. The retention was ok, the finger or so of sticky foam dwindled down to a thin skim after awhile.

Aromas of multigrain bread, specialty malt, a hint of molasses and brown sugar.

Fleeting flavors of toasted malt, seemingly the dominant taste characteristic, which doesn't stick around too long. Again, a hint of molasses sweetness. Bare hint of maltiness in the mellow aftertaste. Feel is a bit flaccid and bland, which puts a damper on the overall impression, despite it's decent flavor, smell, and appearance. Better than the other Northwoods beers so far... a simple, clean, utilitarian amber ale with no flaws other than it's dull mouthfeel. Tailor-made for taking cans out on the lake fishing...

Photo of jera1350
3.43/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper brown color with just a trace of a head on top.

Has a buttery apple pie scent to it.

Like the nose, the taste is buttery with hints of apple pie crust, cinnamon and apples.

Pretty flat feeling although not entirely. A little beyond light bodied.

The beer drinks well enough. It's nothing outstanding, nor is it terrible which leaves it around the average mark.

Photo of smibroncos
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Poured a clear amber copper with a miniscule white head. Very little lacing on the glass.

S. Sweet carmel, butterscotch, leaves, nutmeg.

T, Sweet carmel flavor some light hops at the end. Alcohal, nuts, slightly sour finish.

M. Medium bodied medium carbonation, a little chewy.

D. This is an average ale a little sweet for me but it has some character.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.33/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

LOOK: Dark rusty amber

SMELL: Fresh toasted grain, buckwheat honey, yeast twang, woody hops

TASTE: Malty, toasty, grainy, bready, clean, light hop bitterness, spice, yeast, peppery

A very malt-forward brew—a whole lot going on here, with a very complex layered character that reveals something new sip after sip as it warms up. sometimes subtle beers can bring more to the table, even at a lower abv. That said, it is, is, without a doubt, sessionable.

Photo of G_Mad
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Kmcvey99
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft at Northwoods. Described by Northwoods as a wheat, looks more like a light amber. Malt shows a hint a caramel roast, and we start getting into more noticeable hops. A clean finish, more like a “red” ale. Not much in the way of wheat taste, but pretty nice. If you to try this beer, though, go to Northwoods and drink it there, don't take any bottles home, as they seem to be having trouble with their bottling.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Clear light brown in color with another flash/fizzle head and no lacing.

S,T. Light toasted bready malts through and through. Stays mildly sweet just like eating handfuls of malt for a crunchy snack. Garnish levels of yeast spice and grassy hopping do exist but are difficult to pick out of the mix until the glass warms up some.

M. Still seems somewhat thin but that's actually appropriate for the style this time. And for once the carbonation is actually adequate on the palate, despite the disappointing head.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kdwruck
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev +3.4%

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Floppin' Crappie from Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
70 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.