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

Georgia

2.1/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light orange reddish yellow color with a small very thin head, almost no lacing. Below average carbonation with a slight smell of bittersweet hops. Tastes extremely weak with a very light body at all. Somewhat bitter not enough flavor to be had again. Avoid this one!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2008 20:22:13 | More by ATLbeerDog
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morimech

Minnesota

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

Pours a clear copper with a small head that disapears almost immediately. Some lacing is left on the glass surface.

Biscuit malt and a slight butter aroma dominate. Almost no hop aroma.

Has a nice pleasent maltiness with some hop bitterness on the finish. Mild hoppiness even for a pale ale.

Lighter body bordering on being watery. Carbonation is adequate.

A very mild beer. The low ABV and being inexpensive helps drinkability. I would just like a little more hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 21:07:17 | More by morimech
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale amber with a respectable head with good retention and bit of lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, with grains, English type hops, caramels. The taste is centered on the grains and slightly toasted malts, nice pales and caramels, a good bit of hops toward the end, a slightly dry finish. The mouth really isn't noticeable, pretty stock. Really, its a pretty drinkable session beer, something to enjoy whilst doing nothing in particular.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 01:48:39 | More by objectivemonkey
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Musky

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Furthermore Proper - funny name good beer. Pours with a very minimal amount of head that dissipates before you even take your first sip. I can say this has a very malty sweet aroma that reminds me more of a scottish ale than an english. Definitely high amounts of maris otter malt with little to no hop aroma. Very smooth at first on the tongue then a small hop bite at the end. Here again I feel that I am drinking a scottish ale and not an english one. Either way you will not be disappointed if you like malty beers with very little hop aroma or taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 00:12:58 | More by Musky
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: bottle from France 44 in Minneapolis served in a pint glass

A: hazy off amber to burnt orange color with a thick white head that lingers for a bit

S: slight hop aroma, mineral or metallic smell, with a small amount of bready malt underneath. Not pleasant but not overly bad either.

T: buttery, probably diactyl, and slick. Some maltiness and no real hop character at all, taste or bitterness. Lingering astringentcy.

M: slick, watery, and a lingering sweetness.

D: negative tastes build and overshadow the beer.

Overall: not a great beer. Seems to have a couple of clear flaws, and none of the crisp, light hop on malt of the style. A clear miss. I've done two bottles of Furthermore tonight, and unimpressed, though I seem to be below other raters. The defects aren't skunk or light struck, so seems to be from brewing rather than handling.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 04:11:19 | More by FightingEntropy
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy peach color with a thin white head.

S - Fruity with an earthy sour graininess.

T - Fruity with a musty earthiness and a dry grainy flavor.

M - Light body with a light carbonation and a dry finish.

D - Pretty bland and boring. This one could use a little more character.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 00:31:12 | More by brewcrew76
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bright brass (dull orange) in color, topped with a wispy off-white head. Lacing is minimal. Nose is fairly tangy, with almost equal parts floral hop and malt (a blend of caramel and pale malts.) Smells fairly light and easy-going. First impression is Wow, this is a far cry from the others in the Furthermore lineup! Lighter in body and a bit less convincing in mouthfeel. Mildly fruity, with a light flavor of caramel and lighter notes of banana and cherry, all backup up by an odd wheat-like presence and texture. This almost tastes like second runnings of the Knot Stock (minus the pepper), except it’s probably just the same malt base here. Very mild hop bitterness and aromatic quality. Some notes of biscuity malt, but those are soon pummeled by a wave of sweeter crystal malts. Doesn’t necessarily get any better as it warms and it’s not very big, so this is no sipper. On the sweeter side of the ‘dry’ equation, lighter bodied, very easy drinking, and with just a bit of citric tang. If this had a darker complexion and a gussied-up hop profile it would remind me a bit of Schell’s Pale Ale, but as it is, it’s so easy going and nonchalant that I can’t draw any other comparisons so readily. Not bad, but far from interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 01:19:08 | More by Chaz
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

Glazed apricot with sun-washed goldenrod edges. Multiple small caliber bubbles ascend and plunk into the underside of a good-sized crown of ecru foam. The head falls in sections and leaves shredded sheets of lace that add to the already attractive appearance.

Proper doesn't smell like the English bitter that its creators say it is. The nose is ale fruity with a hint of sour graininess and an underlying earthiness. Hops don't need to dominate in beer of this style, but they at least need to be noticeable. The more I smell it, the less I like it.

This is not a bitter. It's a garden-variety amber ale, the likes of which I've tasted about... oh... 50 times prior to today. I'm betting that the malt bill consists of predominantly pale with a dash of something slightly darker. Musky fruit is still the focal point, with sweet, sour and bitter canceling one another out in the end. A proper amount of English hops would have perked things up considerably.

I won't be too hard on the mouthfeel since this was built to be a relatively light, sessionable ale. The brewers definitely got the 'light' part right. Given the flavor, I'm not too disappointed that it wanders away fairly quickly on the finish. I'm okay with the subdued amount of carbonation since more bubbles are unlikely to have improved this experience.

Maybe it's the interesting brewery name or the (arguably) clever names that they picked for their beer, but I expected more from this ale. Since I haven't had a good English bitter in a while, I thought Proper might fill the void. It doesn't. I hope the other Furthermore beers have more to offer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 13:00:41 | More by BuckeyeNation
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, coppery, carbonated, with prodigious head.

Clean, floral/herbal aroma, minor hops, aromatic & bittering...largely empty, though...

Smooth on the tongue, lightly malty, toasty caramel malts, slight cereal taste, lacking hops..."moistness" is the major component here, wet and vacant...

"Light-bodied", yes...but "classic",...not so sure. They could have given this some character, but instead chose to go with weak and wanting. Pity.

Not bad, but could have been a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 02:17:51 | More by feloniousmonk
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy peach colored body with a thin big bubbled white ring around the rim that forms the head. There is a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles that slowly float to the surface.

S- This beer has a soft slightly sweet honey malt and pale malt note with a real fresh malt quality to it.

T- This beer has a fresh big pale malt flavor with a light toasted malt note and a soft biscuit note that comes through when it warms. There is a very faint sulfur dryness to the biscuit notes. The finish is a smooth hop bitterness with a slight herbal note and a soft hint of grapefruit to it.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a little fizz in the finish that leave a clean taste.

D- This beer is a great example of simple flavors done well with a nice freshness. This would make a good summer session beer that goes down quick but has a good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2007 22:36:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

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

This beer didn't really knock my sox off, but it is decidedly different in aroma than other beers I've had recently. Earthy taste is the highlight of this beer.

The beer poured a hazy dull color, with abundant head formation. Aroma is a slightly stale malt taste I've seen other reviewers described as "musty," which is a good term too. Taste is a slightly sweet and subtle yeastiness with a light dunkel-malty taste. Mouthfeel is quite pleasant. I found this beer fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 02:25:46 | More by BeerBelcher
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dirtylou

Washington

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single, most likely purchased at Riley's

appearance: pours into a pint glass...hazy tea-like appearance, light straw-amber body with beige froth/lacing.

smell: driven by toasted malts, well spiced, euro-hops, caramel apple sweetness

taste: clean and smooth...cider like apple traits, consistency and bite of tea (not a fan), toasted malt/grain, sweet brittish-esque hops, mild bitterness. It is what it is, which is probably not something i need again

mouthfeel: very smooth, only a light bitterness, a little watery

drinkability: average-good

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 00:17:06 | More by dirtylou
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool art deco bottle served up at the almost beer fly worthy Flat Iron Tavern in Madison, WI. Proper is a barebones, slightly bitter pale, but is there really anything wrong with that? It’s certainly been a while since I’ve had an American made and bottled craft that was just chilling like this. Appearance is fine at a pale gold with thick white fluff that quickly settles to a thin, glass clinging skim. Aroma is all British style hops with some touches of light fruits and caramel. Flavor is very mellow with only touches of caramel, toffee, floral hops and lemon. Finish is acidic and lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is clean, light, and with a moderate carbonation that allows for easy, smooth drinking. Nothing too exciting but decent enough to kick back with when in the mood for something light. I wish the furthermore boys the best of luck and hope to see more beers where this and Knotstock came from.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2006 15:40:14 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Skidz

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out bright gold and sits a pleasant golden amber in the glass with a decent white head, fading to a faint skim, holding to the sides of the glass.

Smells of mildly spicy and flowery hops, Kent Goldings or Fuggles perhaps. Some faint citric qualities, bordering on lemon. Attractive all-around.

Tastes very clean, not much excitement up front. Mellow hops flavors, leafy in form and just a tad bit wooden. Low malt profile. Finish is mildly bitter with just the slightest bit of acidity.

Crisp and clean in the mouth with moderate carbonation and a light body.

Simple and easy drinking English Ale. Decently attractive, but I think it falls a little short flavor-wise. On to the Knot Stock, I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 21:40:14 | More by Skidz
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Proper from Furthermore Beer
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