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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
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Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Skidz on 07-13-2006

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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 70
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Gold with a slight haze, 1” off-white head.
S: melon and citrus.
T: Fresh grain, slight melon, faint citrus, light caramel to honey, slightly sweet.
F: Light bodied, above average carbonation, light, refreshing.
O: Easy to drink light bodied ale.

Photo of dhannes
3/5  rDev -13%

A=Nice golden yellow with generous white foam head.
S= Fair--slightly sweet aroma, most similar to lemondade.
T=Caramel and bread surfaces when warmer.
M=Very light body, and almost no carbonation.
O=Despite the overly light body, the flavor comes through in the finish...I won't go out of my way to find this beer again, but may revisit it if I find it on tap.

Photo of mzogg
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer. I keep it at cellar temp and drink at least two at a time. I think it is a good representation of an English pale ale which seems to be a style that is not brewed very often in the states.

There seems to be a difference between the tap product and the bottled beer, judging from the reviews which perhaps the brewery needs to work on. The bottled brew at cellar temp is very delicate with little head or lace apparently unlike the tap product. Like most English ales, this one should be drunk at 45-55 degrees to get the most flavor out of it. The beer is deep golden in color with an amber hue and slightly floral in character with a light mouthfeel and vaguely sweet but balanced flavor and clean finish.

I believe this beer was originally brewed for American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin, a theater company that does Shakespeare (and other works) in an outdoor setting near Spring Green. I think it is a very, dare I say it, "proper" beer for that setting and also for anyone who enjoys the EPA style.

Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Soft grainy character and nicely blended and balanced earthy English hops. Bit of a watery character representative of a light ale.
Cloudy golden amber and nicely dense whitish head with good lacing.
Again with a lighter presentation representative of a session beer style. Less grainy malt than compared to the aroma. Very soft bittering, but a more evident hop flavor. Flavors are less distinct than the aroma and much more blended. There is a prickliness in the carbonation that lends a sharpness to the hop flavors in particular. Also a bigger feel than one would expect from a smaller beer.
I like this beer. A nice afternoon beer and probably since it is so balanced a good beer for most foods.

Photo of alphagnome
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance:
Pours a perfect, translucent amber color with plenty of sediment hanging in suspension. A thin, white ring around the glass was all that remained after a few minutes of pouring. Carbonation is light,

Aroma:
Nice malty base with pecans and praline playing the lead roles. Light sweetness that reminds me of brown sugar. There is also a light mustiness that adds a bit of character and I like it quite a bit.

Taste:
Nothing special, but enjoyable - reminds me of a loaf of nut bread. Simple caramel cues. Faint orange on the tail end.

Mouthfeel:
Easy to drink, medium-bodied beer. Carbonation is hardly noticeable. Finish is semi-dry.

Overall:
This one easy to drink beer. It's not heavy and it's not complex but it has character, making it a fantastic session beer.

Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from the Beer Temple.
Bottom of the bottle is dated "3057", not sure if it's a relevant Julian date.

Dark saturated orange with a finger or so of dense foam, arcs of spindly lace in the glass, lasting skim across the surface. A closer inspection reveals suspended microparticles in the bottom of the glass.

Estery dried fruit aroma, some minor nutty malt sweetness.

Lightly fruity and nutty, sweet maltiness, dry finish with minimal bitterness. Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation. Slight astringency from the CO2, but pretty clean and easy drinking. Not bad.

Photo of TheSSG
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, soapy, white head. A yeasty, sweet aroma that has notes of floral hops. Golden-raw sienna color. Starts with a nice crisp, floral hoppiness, peaks in this as the sweeter malt comes in, a wonderful nuttiness comes out before hop bitterness lingers in the finish.

This is very nice. The mouthfeel is fantastic! It's frothy, smooth, and perfectly carbonated.
It drink similar to a brown ale. I love the nuttiness balanced against the slight sweetness and floral hops, and I even like that little caramel aspect to it.
I probably won't go out and buy a sixer of this, but I would definitely consider it if I wanted a nice session ale, or if it were on tap.

Photo of barnzy78
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, deep golden-amber colored ale topped with a frothy, white head that sticks around for awhile leaving thick lacing at the top of the glass. Aromas are malty, bready, earthy, caramely, spicy yeast. Tastes earthy, fruity, bready, caramel, spicy, slightly dry finish. Medium-full body, perfect carbonation, floats on the palate - really nice mouth-feel. Overall, very good and recommendable EPA; definitely sessionable as well.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out golden straw color with about two fingers of white foam head that lasts for about two minutes and no lacing at all. Lighter body and carbonation levels, a touch watery and thin.

Smells and tastes vaguely floral and biscuity with a touch of diacetyl that didn't blend well with the malt profile like some of the better English Bitters do. It's pretty average all around, the hopping seems a bit too murky and the texture isn't as sharp and crisp as it could have been. If these issues were addressed, it could be a really nice beer.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

English Pale Ale? Say what? This seems nowhere near it, in my opinion. There are a lot of things going on; none of which fit to style. Fruity tone reminds me slightly of Magic Hat #9. Soft liquid feel with a carbonation to match. It's an easy drinker, but this is not an EPA at all.

Photo of robbyc1
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy off orange with a nice lacy off white head. Lasts a bit.

Nose is malty, not much of a hop presence. Deep bready with nutty notes.

Taste is bready malt and notes of caramel, balanced nicely but no sign of hops, a lovely drinker.

Good carbonation with a medium mouthfeel, right for the style. This is a good fresh example of what a good midwest brewer can do with this English style. I'd take this over most imports available.

Sessionable at that, a good all around beer.

Photo of Florida9
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber in color. Forms a moderate sized white head that has some pretty good retention. Head eventually reduces down to a thick surface coating. Leaves some minimal lacing.

S: Nutty malts. A bit of caramel. Some minimal earthy hops. And just a hint of butterscotch.

T: Taste is a mild blend of peanut butter and butterscotch. Light sweetness. Very mild bitterness with a quick finish. Just not much going on with this one.

M: On the lighter side of medium with appropriate carbonation and an almost non-existent bitterness.

O: A rather drinkable, but also fairly uninteresting, beer. Not bad, just not all that good either.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- a light orange color. A frothy foamy head with a gorgeous spiderweb lacing on the pint.

S- not too much nose but i do gather some earthy hops.

T- more one dimensional in that it is salty malty. Some earthy mild hops comes out at the backend but not much going on here.

M- Salty/malty is overpowering at times a si continue to drink. A bready/yeasty flavor comes back as well.

O- ok not worth the money though. id buy one at a bar with a meal but wouldnt buy a sixer.

Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a DFH glass, orange / amber, hazy, thin off white head, small bubbles, low lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is mildly earthy / hoppy, with hints of malt. Smells exactly like an English Pale ale should.

Beer is thin to medium in body, mild bitterness on the back, wet palate throughout, minimal backbone, interesting beer but ultimately bland. There is nothing wrong with it, a perfectly fine English Pale ale, I might even have it again, on draft.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle with no freshness date, into my pint glass. Orange in appearance with very weak head. Very little scent coming from this brew. Bland almost flavorless. This brew is very underwhelming, nothing real outstanding. I did note some sediment floating in my glass.

Photo of Tballz420
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper colored brew, small white head doesnt last too long. Buttery caramel malt scent, maybe just a touch of hops. Caramel malt from, small amount of diacetyl, some nice floral hops rounding it out. Thought it would be more buttery from the scent, but still has a nice english quality to it. Thin to medium bodied, just a bit sharp on the tongue. Overall pretty good

Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a pretty standard colored ale, it had a yellowish golden colors. The head didn't leave much lacing. The smell of the beer has some malts and barley with some hops on the nose. The taste has a decent balance too, give off the flavors that the smell gives off. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. It's an average brew to me, I would drink again if it was offered to me.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pours a light copper-orange color with a single-finger head and some good lacing as it goes down. Cap throughout. The nose brings some very light floral hops and then hits with a good amount of bready malt. Neither hop nor malt forward; pretty good balance here. The flavor offers the same variables and ration--basically even amounts of floral and earthy hops aside some bready malt. Not much sweetness, more toward bread. Light body with lower levels of carbonation and a mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good take on the style. I particularly like that it's not loaded with diacetyl.

Photo of plfahey
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale orange copper color, with good clarity. Moderate beige head with decent retention and some nice light lacing.

Aroma-Lovely malt aroma of biscuits, nuts, grain, and fresh baked bread, blended with some fruity esters-notably a slight orange character. Low earthy hops are present as well.

Flavor-Compared to the aroma, the flavor is just so-so. Medium toasted/bready malt is somewhat one dimensional. Slight orangey earthy hop flavor on the way out and medium hop bitterness. Slight buttery note.

Mouthfeel-Medium mouthfeel. Moderately high carbonation. Initial prickle from carbonation fades to a smooth, gentle caress of the tongue.

This beer has a lot going for it, but I'm seriously underwhelmed by the flavor. I was expecting a lot from the malt based on the aroma, but in the flavor its just rather one dimensional, and not a good.

Photo of Blakaeris
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper-orange with plenty of floating yeast. Head is thick and dense, hanging around awhile.

Aroma is caramel malt, and an unusual fruit quality - Apricot? Yeasty character is pleasantly musty.

Taste is grainy caramel malt with an excellent nutty character. Nice bit of citrus - orange, apricot, and peach. Finishes with earthy hops and an orange peel bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall not a bad American version of an English pale. Flavor is balanced, interesting and subtle.

Photo of bashiba
2.33/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pored a very hazy orange with lots of sediment, a nice inch of creamy off white head, light retention and lacing.

The smell had a very oxidized metallic copper quality to it.

The flavor was very light with a touch of bready malts and a bit of coppery oxidization comes through here as well.

The mouthfeel is light and thin, a bit watery.

Pretty poor, with no date that I can find on the bottle and no previous experience I can't tell if this is just a bad bottle, or just a bad beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper amber light beige head with minimal speckled lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Aroma has sweet fruit raisin mild tart apples with a nice cereal grain maltiness with a touch of sweet honey glazed biscuits. Flavor has semi sweet cereal grains with minimal hops, nice caramel/brown sugar presence with some dark fruits blended amongst the toasted malt character. Mouthfeel is light bodied with carbonation feeling a bit forced at times, nothing cloying or sticky goes across the palate pretty well. Drinkability was pretty effortless, easy going English style pale ale. I'd much rather drink their Knot Stock black pepper infused APA.

Photo of ommegoose
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured with a dense but small white head on a hazy but translucent pale beer. Thin walls of lacing.

Slightly fruity yeasty aroma. Banana Laffy Taffy, bubblegum. No hops on the aroma.

Certainly a malt forward pale ale. Hops are nearly non-existent. Almost nothing on the palate, and just a touch of bitterness and herbal character in the finish, which is at least long. Malt flavors run a bit buttery and flatly grainy. Although EPA's aren't the pinnacle of flavor, this is still sort of drab.

There's actually a nice amount of body to this one. More to it than I would have expected a 4.5% beer to have.

Hits the style parameters, I suppose, but I can't work up any enthusiasm over it. Sort of gives off an air of cheapness, but I have to wonder if this isn't especially fresh. I'm tending to forget I'm drinking it while going about my internet browsing. However, I doubt it would be a problem drinking a few out of the bottle at a BBQ or something. Just doesn't hold my interest under scrutiny.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice yellowish gold color with a thick white head and a fair amount of lacing. Smells of corn and rye with some malty goodness floating up. Tastes mostly of corn and malts, some caramel and maybe toffee. Do not like it much. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty nice. Drinkability is low.

Photo of steve8robin
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a trade with Jdiddy. Good guy. 12oz bottle...

A: Medium honey color with a small white head that quickly fades to nothing. Ok.

S: Smells of hints of rye and corn. Some bready malt in the middle with a watery base on the backend. Ok.

T: Tastes of hints of rye with a slight metallic taste. Some faint cherry and hints of caramel and chocolate. Eh.

M: Medium body with not much carbonation. Decent.

D: Goes down easy, but almost in a watery sense. Decent.

All in all, don;t bother trying or hunting. The brew is ok and that's about it. An ok brew, but not a good or great brew. Comments to the brewer, try harder and expect better from your brewery. This is not at all good or great, try harder.

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Proper from Furthermore Beer
79 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.