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Proper - Furthermore Beer

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 07-13-2006)
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light orange amber with a delicate head that fades quickly. The aroma is very fresh with slightly lemony herbal hops and some nice biscuity sweetness. The flavor is nicely balanced with a slightly grainy malt background and lemony, herbal hops. It also has a very fruity character to it, possibly from the yeast and it all comes together very well. This beer has a pretty firm bitterness that leaves me wanting for more hop flavor. This is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a nice crisp dry finish. Very drinkable, but not the most interesting EPA I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 21:57:25 | More by zoso1967
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. No date or info.

A - After a proper pour, Proper has two fingers of stark white, fluffy head. The retention is only so-so with a collar of lace left behind and a thin pile of foam on top. The color is a hazy deep goldenrod with fair carbonation rising up.

S - Pale malts build a solid backing to the aroma while a toffee and light honey touch spices it up. A hint of butterscotch is a bit worrying but the presence is low enough to be acceptable. A light fruity presence of white grapes melds well with the soft hop nose.

T - Lightly toasted caramel malt provides an excellent support system in this beer. Lots of subtle nuances give the drinker something else to look for in each sip. Very light butterscotch diactyl comes out here too with a low level of white grape fruitiness. Mild English hops provide just enough soft hop flavor with a pinch of citrus and floral characteristics to add flavor without becoming a strong aspect. It could still use some bringing up.

M - Medium-light in body with a crisp carbonation tickle to the finish, Proper is lacking a strong bitterness that should be present in this style. A small bitterness is found on the finish but there isn't enough.

D - This is one hell of a session beer. Proper is just "good" all around but one thing it excels in is drinkability. It's flavorful and balanced well while being incredibly easy to put down.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 12:38:34 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light orange in color with a short 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: soft malt sweetness and a bit of fruitiness comes through to the nose.

Taste: very mild bready malt base with a soft ripe fruit sweetness, and a bit of citrus. Bitterness is very mild here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Short-lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to quaff beer that is a clear session ale. Worthy of a try on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2010 22:52:12 | More by Gavage
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hooligans.

My pint glass arrived with a mostly clear golden yellow brew. The stark white head was a solid three fingers high. Lots of nice sticky lace is left around the glass after some settling.

The aroma is mild hops and pale malt. It has a rather nice sweet apple juice like quality to the nose. Maybe a touch of spice and yeast.

The flavor is right in line with most EPA's. Light hops with a fruity sweetness that simply wouldn't offend anyone. I get a hint of malt and some light spice in the finish.

Light body with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall a supremely drinkable beer. I managed to kill a handful of these throughout my lunch.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2010 12:21:08 | More by beerwolf77
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irish

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 Long lasting lace, muted amber-gold color

3.5 Good nose that picks up on some of the fresh grains

4 Remarkablel malty taste: rich, fresh, robust, rounded. Not overbearing with hops, even in a day of over-hopped bitter bombs. In fact, even though I am finicky on this point, this one mad be just a tad shy of the ideal amount.

4.5 "Thick" mouthfeel (a compliment: the opposite of thin), but entirely within the class

4.5 Very drinkable, just enough heft to want to keep 'em coming, yet not overly full nor overly hopped. In fact, drinkability is a particular strength of this bad boy.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 13:55:32 | More by irish
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark pearish yellow with a slight hollow mustard cast. Small and bubbly capping and collar adjusts itself swiftly before fading to a thin ring. Lacing sticks with a few globular strings.

Aroma is partially toned in an ever so light fruityness and a even slighter grainy tint.

Taste is remarkably missing alot here as its incredibly mild flavor is beyond simple with some off grainyness, some tannin touches, and a puff of fruity malt.

Body is pale with a semi clean aspiration towards a mild medium light feel and a waft of malt to keep it from completely being a watery mess.

Very average amature stuff. A true disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 23:37:03 | More by tavernjef
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, amber body that has small flakes in the beer. The head was about an inch and faded to a lace after a few minutes. Not sure if the flakes are due to the bottle sitting in my refrigerator so long but it looks interesting regardless.

S - Not a strong smell but there are signs of malts, grains along with sweet earthy notes. Not overly impressive but it fits the style.

T - Malts and grains balanced with sweet earthy notes and some hops. The carbonation brings it all together quite well. Not as full flavored as I would like but still a good beer nonetheless.

M - Grains and malts with a good transition to a sweet hop finish. Good carbonation throughout with a medium body.

D - Pretty easy drinking beer throughout. I could see myself having a six pack of this in a night.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 03:25:47 | More by Wisconsin
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blackie

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: golden amber in color with a light coating of white foam

s: pretty standard fare here, bready pale malt body carries some lightly fruity notes, leafy English hops with a mild lemon aroma

m: moderate level of carbonation and a light-medium body

t: good balance between a pale malt body and mild dried citrus rind hop notes, a little bready and a touch sweet, light-moderate bitterness level in the finish, it's a simple beer but it's also simple style

d: had to work through this one a bit, not as drinkable as it should be

standard pint at the Cabana Room in Madison

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2009 02:01:15 | More by blackie
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DeeMented

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass beer mug.

The beer poured a hazy, golden amber color with a very thick, white head. The head faded rapidly into a frothy cap, and left a lot of pillowy lacing.

It smells of slightly sweet caramel, with a bit of pear. Maybe some citrus, but that pear aroma really takes over as it warms up. That's about all I could get on the nose of this one.

The mouthfeel was creamy, with a lot of carbonation, and a dryness that showed up somewhere in the middle and followed through at the finish.

It started off mildly sweet, with a very light, slightly spicy malt. The hops kicked in kind of early, then led to a slightly hops-bitter, very dry finish.

I found that there just wasn't that much flavor up front on this one, and the finish seemed overly dry to me. It was worth trying, but I doubt I'll be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 03:39:36 | More by DeeMented
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Tone

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale hops, sweet malt, and slight citrus. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a dryness associated with this brew. Tastes of pale hops, grain, sweet malt, and slight spice (all spice?). Overall, a pretty good EPA; good blend, body, flavor, and mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 05:54:50 | More by Tone
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks nateberger.

Pours a light copper and a very pale amber hue. Pretty quick head and almost no bubbling. Soft, earthy hops greet the nose first. Some faint toffee and fruit from the malt on top of the bread base. The taste starts sweet and incorporates the soft earthy hops well. Starst sweet and ends earthy and bready. The palate is soft and crisp. Great English style session ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 03:16:25 | More by scruffwhor
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass. Thanks to Jason (MBABJJ) once again!

Pours a cloudy copper, with a one-finger bone-white head that settles into a soapy cap fairly quickly. Not much in terms of stickage or retention.

Nose is a mix of cereal grains and some light caramel/honey sweetness, maybe a bit of apple, some floral hops on top of all.

Taste isn't bad at all. a light honey sweetness mixes with a cereal graininess, maybe a hint of floral hops towards the finish. some fruity, almost green-apple esters. Finish is floral, lightly bitter. Went quite well with a burger.

Mouthfeel is smooth, light carbonation that sparkles just a bit over a medium-light body.

Drinkability is nice as well; flavorful without being overwhelming, a restrained but very tasty beer. Glad I got the chance to try this one - really hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 21:30:28 | More by JohnQVegas
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botham

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Pours an amber color with sediment throughout, and a half finger of off white head that has poor retention and leaves light lacings.

Aroma is of floral hops up front, with a bit of pale malt thrown in. not much else. Lightly stale in the nose.

Taste is lightly floral, with a bit of bready malt and stale grain on the finish. Devoid of any real character and somewhat flabby on the palate. Not impressive.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and mildly crisp with an aftertaste of only a bit of stale grain.

Drinkability is decent. For a non-descript light amber ale, this gets the job done, but it just fades away without any distinct character.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 17:58:08 | More by botham
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More local flavor courtesy of KeefD. This fine extra sports a very cool retro label. Reviewed it pretty much blind of style so not sure what to expect. It hits the Sam's Perfect Pint glass.

Pours a honey-ish color with slight wheat texture and mild caramel notes. Head is about ½ finger with decent retention - a pretty gelatinous head. Reminds me of my homebrew (and that's probably the only thing I got right with that $#!+, so it's a compliment). Slightly cloudy with a fair amount of carbonation flowing at the speed of traffic.

There's a little spice to this deal - tough to place. I catch some very piney hops and more of a honey than a caramel malt presence. Sight sweet booze, but at the same time dry notes abound.

Not sure what's going on here - it's pale and dry, yes...but a little bit of a musty aftertaste (age-related? Who knows). I think I've been drinking stuff with so much of a hop profile that I've forgotten all about subtlety. This is indeed lighter-bodied and is closer to a lawnmower style than expected. Clean malt presence - again, a little light. Decent.

Palate feel makes this sessionable - it has some musty earth to it but alongside that we have some British hops (maybe a few noble ones) and an understated malt profile. Finish is a little husky but clean.

Solid, sessionable brew to kick back and enjoy. Nothing to write a friggin' novel over or anything, but slow and steady wins the race. "Don't go changin'..."

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 22:42:53 | More by IBUnit63
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a bit blah, medium copper color, fizzy head that doesn't hold together and no notable lacing.
Smell is improved sweet grass, peach and pear fruits, with just a bit of spice at the end.
Taste starts out a bit more earthy, but finishes sweet. There are slightly faint floral hops present as well.
Mouthfeel is decent, light to medium in body, a bit too fizzy for my liking.
Drinkability is good.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 03:33:02 | More by supercolter
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, orange color with a fizzy, foamy, off-white, one-finger head. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of earthy grasses, citrus and light caramel malt.

T - It tasted of roasted malt and a little nutty. Nice grassy and herbal hops. A sweet fruity flavor developed as it continued to warm.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a slightly dry finish. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good English Pale Ale. very complex with a surprising fruity kick.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 21:35:32 | More by zeff80
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice looking PA. Slightly hazy golden amber ale poured with a one finger off white head. Displayed ok retention, head receded to leave a decent collar that has me expecting some lace.

Pear and apple esters from the ale yeast on top of bready pale malts with a nice touch of biscuit. Some woody and slightly floral hops with a hint of lemongrass from the goldings and tettnang hops. A fairly simple, straightforward, yet well crafted aroma.

This a straightforward, tasty pale ale done in the english style. Taste is much like the aroma, but some honey like qualities are also evident.

A nice, almost medium bodied brew. Slightly creamy in feel along with a touch of honey, yet this finishes dry and with a nice touch of astringency.

This is a very nice EPA, and is better than most of the dead versions that make their way across the atlantic. Highly recommended to fans of the style. This is a well made sessionable ale that i will enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 03:43:11 | More by demcorhip
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Rennpferd

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It poured hazy, golden and with less than one inch of head. The head quickly retreated into lacing along the edges of the glass.

It had a wonderful well balanced scent. Malt, hops and buttery undertones. Very much what you would expect from an English Pale Ale.

It had a slightly burned malt taste. There was a nice buttery flavor and a suttle bitter hop finish. It had a medium body.

It was an ok beer. I think there are much better beers of this style. I wouldn't turn away a free one but I doubt I will buy another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 22:59:20 | More by Rennpferd
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange-amber color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is a nice balance of caramel malt and floral hops with a hint of citrus. The taste is a little maltier than the aroma, but only slightly. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very sessionable English Pale Ale. I could easily drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 23:31:53 | More by KarlHungus
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fizzy

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am still one of those who will buy the cheapest swill and not gripe about it to much. Matter of fact, at 62 YO I remember the days of 3 cases for $8.00 with fond memories. Now those beers are gone, and the ones that replaced them are reborn old favorites like Hamm's and Schmidt (St. Paul Schmidt). I appreciate a great beer though, and Furthermore Proper was part of a "pick" 6 pk. I still have the other 5 different beers to go, but this first one was very nice. But heck, if I want very nice I will just buy a 12 pk of Summit Pale Ale and enjoy the afternoon. Proper is good, but not so good that if I never have it again I will be missing something great. Bought at Four Firkins beer store in St. Louis Park, at the intersection of of Texas and Minnetonka Blvd, across from where Penny's Super Market used to be. www.thefourfirkins.com

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 21:39:09 | More by fizzy
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edmedina

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color. I got no head off my pour with this one. I can't really give you a description of the aroma as I had a little accident and got some up my nose. Not cool! Anyway, the taste is mild not really hoppy but definitely more hop character than malt. The finish is mild bitter with a dry mouth feel. I can see someone enjoying this as a nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 04:03:37 | More by edmedina
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Medium amber with a nice head that leaves a good amount of lace.

Smell is hops and a nice grainy back.

Flavor is nutty malt with a nice fruity hop back. Caramel and grassy, piney hops are excellent.

Mouthfeel is thin and dry. Nice carbonation.

Can't think of this as a pale ale...it's really weak on the hops. Although the hops add a good flavor there needs to be more.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 01:01:46 | More by wheatyweiss
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P: Served in a 12 oz., brown bottle at The Pabst Theater before Les Paul took the stage.

A: Pours a light, hazy copper with a thin, khaki-colored head and minimal lacing.

S: Sweet, caramel nose with hints of cocoa, green apple and grass.

T: Opens with sweet malts and touches of caramel and fruit. Not much in the way of a bitter hop presence. Finishes dry with a bite of grain.

M: Light-bodied with above-average effervescence.

D: Sessionable, but without any "proper" character to speak of.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 16:41:45 | More by CaptainIPA
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surlyseth

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Part of a pick six from France 44.

A: Nice enough. little to no lacing, but a gold-orange copper hue.

S: Sweet, but malty and kind of Breakfasty (biscuit?).

T&M: Weak and a little odd. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Light and, sorry to say, cheap tasting.

D: I'll drink this again if I ever find myself in SpringGreen, WI (never).

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 00:15:08 | More by surlyseth
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange body with a small, ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Some candyish hints to the light floral nose with a note or two of bready malts.

Taste: Light honeyish maltiness. A bit of fruit, a bit floral. Slight, underlying breadiness. Mild, spicy hop bitterness. Finishes clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine, sure, though there's not really much to it to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 20:37:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
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