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Floppin' Crappie - Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

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BA SCORE
71
okay

47 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 19.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-10-2003)
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light amber to brown color with a small off white head which disappears quickly. Smells of lightly toasted bread, and not much else.

Tastes of lightly toasted bread, small amount caramel which is barely detectable. No real hop character which is expected for this style, but unfortunately, not a lot of malt flavor either. Meh.

Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Nothing to get excited about here. Time to move on to something better.

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 20:01:53 | More by hardy008
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

hahahaha wow, this is a first: a beer whose flavor and aroma are so subtle, that I can't taste them. Now, I will admit I do have some allergy/sinus problems, but until this beer this evening, I've been able to taste and smell the others. It's extra weird because I have the feeling that the tastes and smells are almost there, but not. I did let the beer warm a bit and still.... wait- just now, I tasted some malt! Hurrah! The scores I gave for taste and smell are where they are since I tasted nothing bad or out of character. And now I did pick up a little malt. Pouring aggressively gave me some off white head that quickly died down and no lace. Body is good and so is carbonation. Color is an almost clear, nice medium dark honey amber with some tiny bubble trails. Finish is, ah, very faint and so, short.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:59:38 | More by drpimento
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emerge077

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 17:29:12 | More by emerge077
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I CAN't believe that I CAN't remember who sent this to me! I think that it was Chaz, but then I took a CAN Hiatus for a while and lost track. At any rate, The CANQuest (TM) is happy to be Cracking & Glugging another CAN, regardless of who sent it to me.

Ah, the Crack & Glug! I miss the auditory nature of my beer CANsumption when it is any other serving style. Bottles = boring! My pour created a finger of rapidly falling deep-tan head. Color was a cppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light malty sweetness underlain with a slight metallic tang. No, not from the CAN, but more likely the water they used interacting with the hops. Better living through chemistry, kids! Mouthfeel was medium with a muted caramel sweetness in the mouth. Finish was equally ho-hum, like they were afraid to let the reins out when they brewed this beer. It needed more Ooomph! I would not seek it out, but if I were in the North Woods of Wisco, I would not pass it up, either.

Serving type: can

06-23-2011 17:30:45 | More by woodychandler
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to the one and only beerwolf77 for this one. Not only is he generous but has a good memory and it's little things like that show how good of a BA he is.

A- Pours a deep crimson with a small head that dies down quickly leaving a small cap on the beer. No lacing is left behind.

S- Sweet malts mixed with a decent caramel aroma. There are some faint hops in there as well and not much else.

T- Some bready and sweet malts greet the tongue. The hops from the nose pretty much disappear.

M- Medium to lighter bodied that has sufficient carbonation but also has a creamy feel to it as well. For as light as the beer is, the beer does a nice job coating the mouth.

O- Pretty mediocre brew but it was nice to have it again after having my fair share in college. It was a nice gift with some thought behind it from a world class BA.

Serving type: can

04-26-2011 13:10:52 | More by Wisconsinality
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alexgash

Connecticut

2.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can. Love the name of this beer.

Mostly clear golden amber body. Two fingers of thick, whipped, light beige head. Good lacing. Very modest nose of toasted grain, subtle fruit, and very light hop zest.

Toasted malt and mildly astringent grain up front. Mineral water bitterness comes on, before bready, vaguely caramelly malt show up. There's a husky, grainy character throughout. Not even a hint of sweetness. Grainy, bready finish, with residual mineral water bitterness. Moderate body, with a slightly fizzy feel. Better than a lot of canned macro beer, but nothing to get too excited about. Needs more complexity and "freshness." Oh, and some more hop presence would help too.

Serving type: can

10-29-2010 21:28:38 | More by alexgash
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 04:59:21 | More by cokes
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, deep red body with an inch of fine white foam. Average retention and light lace. Pretty nice.

S: Pure, simple, understated caramel malt. Just a touch of hops, but not enough to add any real complexity. Boring, but not bad.

T: Just like the aroma, with thin malt sweetness and a hair of hops bitterness on the finish. Simple and utterly forgettable.

M: A little thin and undercarbonated. Less than great.

D: The hops aren't prominent enough to keep even the rather weak malts from getting cloying; still, not really difficult to drink.

Notes: I picked up a single of this on a whim, and found it to be every bit as unremarkable as I expected. Now that I see it's listed as an APWA, though, I'm a bit confused. It struck me as being about as straightforward an amber ale as you can get - there definitely wasn't anything "pale" about it. I didn't get any wheat flavors from it, but if it is brewed with wheat it should certainly be called an American Dark Wheat Ale. Whatever its style, though, I won't be seeking it out again.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 23:25:41 | More by woosterbill
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ridglens

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 22:13:28 | More by ridglens
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 00:32:18 | More by jera1350
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budgood1

Minnesota

2.03/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours out a hazy, slightly muddled dark amber colour. thin wispy head and lace. sweet sugary aroma, ghostly mint and herb like notes. rather uninspired flavours of sugary maltiness with a strange hop flavour with a hint of bitterness. if there is any wheat in here it's hard to detect. this really doesn't taste all that good. flat and syrupy mouthfeel. drinkability isn't all that good. not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 19:12:34 | More by budgood1
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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-11-2010 05:04:01 | More by Parrotbeak
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Strix

Wisconsin

2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker than I'd expect with little head.

Little smell as well, vague caramel and the slightest hops.

Very watery taste. Blind, I'd guess this was a watery attempt at an american pale ale. Not picking up any wheat.

Mouthfeel thin, or maybe it's average, it's just the watery taste making me think it's thin.

This wasn't unpleasant to drink, but it fell flat. Lacking in the taste and mouthfeel departments.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 04:21:43 | More by Strix
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Redrover

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2010 23:34:28 | More by Redrover
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smibroncos

New York

3.38/5  rDev +15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 03:20:21 | More by smibroncos
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up last fall, tasted it then, then saved it for some warmer weather. Its somewhat dark for a pale ale, somewhere between amber and chestnut in colour. A decent 1 finger off white head formed on the pour but quickly receded. After the initial rush this brew settled down to quite a mild level of carbonation. Does manage to leave some decent sheets of lace however.

Somewhat strange aroma, can best be described as golden roasted marshmallow. Very little hop aroma, what was added was likely for bittering only.

Some bready pale malts initially before they give way to the lightly toasted marshmallow flavour, which lingers long into the finish. Just a touch of bittering hops appear, as well as a slight tartness.

A light bodied, slightly creamy ale. Mildly carbonated, and the sweet malts are balanced more so by a slight tartness than any appreciable amount of hop bitterness.

This is a strange one, but is somewhat drinkable for this fan of golden toasted marshmallows. Recommended for the crappie fisherman for the novelty if nothing else. There are many more interesting and beerlike options available in wisconsin's northwoods...

Serving type: can

07-07-2008 19:43:01 | More by demcorhip
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a light, clear brownish-amber body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Light, toasted caramel in the nose along with a displeasing, worrisome amount of butter. Ugh.

Taste: More of that thin, toasted caramel character with a hint of grains slathered in freshly-churned butter. Finishes dry and buttery.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Decidedly slick mouthfeel.

Drinkability: One of the most aptly names beers I've ever come across. Bonus points for honesty!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2007 01:22:36 | More by ChainGangGuy
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

2.38/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Originally reviewed April 9, 2005. On tap at the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. This is like a watered down, burnt toast version of their Bumblin Bubba, yet it has even less complexity and pleasentness. Vague sweetness, hints of cheap caramel and a fleeting ghost of honey. Light off notes mark the finish. Not a real drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2006 18:27:56 | More by CharlesDarwin
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.58/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear, coppery color,slim, soon-gone head.

Aroma is sweet, caramel-y...but a bit too much so. Little hops here. Almost sickly, sorry to say.

Flat, Thin and watery, dull as dishwater. Some malty/ caramel-y ESB-ish attributes stand in for flavor, but very weakly.

Drinks dreamily, if you don't miss substance.

Makes me wonder if they had crappies in the tanks, prior to filtraton. Almost tastes like it...no, no, ...that's mean to the fish, I take it back.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2005 23:53:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2005 18:43:07 | More by tavernjef
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ZAP

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A run of the mill basic American Wheat with little to no flavor, aroma, or character...

A little darker in color than I expected, and there was a very light maltiness to it but overall it was devoid of taste and aroma...a beer for the bud light drinkers apparently....actually most of their 10-beer menu seemed to be dumbed down for cross-over drinkers....

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2004 02:46:07 | More by ZAP
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2003 14:59:36 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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