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Outboard - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 08-01-2012)
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -11%

Served in an Innis and Gunn cervoise.

I needed more cream ales in my life (and down my gullet), so I grabbed some o' this stuff. Get some. It pours a clear sallow (damn, is this shit pale!) topped by nearly two fingers of almost glowingly white foam. The nose comprises mild corn, wild rice, vague sweetness, and a tiny touch of what may or may not have once been grass. The taste rebounds a bit, kicking that aforementioned sweetness up a notch and marrying it at various points with mild flowers and even milder corn. It may not sound all that appetizing, but it really ain't bad. Just...not all that great, either... The body is a hefty-feeling light, with a moderate carbonation and a slightly slick feel. Overall, this could have been a decent cream ale, but it seems as though MKE went in the cheaper direction, making something that doesn't even stand up nicely to Little Kings or Genny Cream. Yeah, it's not really bad, per se, just nothing I would readily call "good".

08-01-2012 03:29:22 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.19/5  rDev -2.1%

Milwaukee Brewing Outboard Cream Ale. 5.0% Alc. by Vol. "That's local flavor!"

Last of the samples from MKE. Cream Ale is one of my least-liked beer styles. I'll strive to overcome that prejudice in order to discover whether this is a good one or no.

Clear, golden colored, sizable, staying crown of milky froth.

Aroma: Creamy. (Imagine that.) Negligible hop presence. Smooth maltiness. Pleasant enough stuff.

Taste: Open wide and down the hatch. Lands on the palate and spreads along nothing but smooth and creamy malt flavor. No need for anything else with this style. Easy drinking defined. Light-bodied and pleasing all around. Soft finish.
Good name for this one, as I can see this being adequate sustenance for a day on the lake.

So, with my ninth MKE beer down the hatch in total, I've come to realize that they do really well with styles that I would rarely, if ever, personally choose for myself.

And there ain't nothing wrong with that.

03-29-2014 23:01:02 | More by feloniousmonk
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

08-08-2014 23:04:53 | More by mothman
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

08-18-2012 08:14:06 | More by enelson
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mynie

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -3.4%

Pint cans for sale at Miller Park for the low, low price of 9 bucks each. The can was cute looking so I figured what the hell, but the guy selling them said "it's a cream ale, it's a cream, it's a cream," just like that, he said it three times.

The beer poured like a cream ale: darkish gold, decent white head. It smelled like a cream ale: adjunct grain, sweet barley, very little hops, and a handful of esters. Tasted... like a cream ale. Only adjunctier than I was expecting and with a decent hop heaviness near the back end.

Nothing great. Not worth its craft beer price, and not as good as heavy hitting cream ales such as Sunlight or Spotted Cow, but still pretty decent. Imagine if Naragansett cost twice as much as it does and you'd have this beer.

05-31-2014 15:01:39 | More by mynie
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -8%

06-06-2014 01:53:45 | More by TX-Badger
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-03-2014 09:41:29 | More by atone315
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-12-2013 19:04:24 | More by Zachtheporter
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-31-2013 01:47:35 | More by jplopez21
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +8.9%

a hazy yellow in color, finger of white head, decent retention.
smells of orange zest, sweet pilsner malt, grassy hops. a zesty citrus flavor up front with a mild grassy/herbal bitterness in the finish. a very sweet yet refreshing beer. light-medium in body, high carbonation.. very easy drinking with a slight creamy feel on the lips.

overall, not a bad beer by any means. it's hard to make a distinct cream ale, which this one does.

12-20-2012 02:08:24 | More by facundoCNB
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2014 21:58:47 | More by jzlyo
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-06-2013 04:32:28 | More by Kunstman
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-06-2014 05:34:18 | More by Beerlover
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8%

08-08-2014 00:54:58 | More by sgttibbs
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CWhite

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

12-07-2012 04:06:35 | More by CWhite
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-23-2014 02:30:25 | More by BDeibs
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Ncpogs

Illinois

2/5  rDev -38.7%

06-20-2014 18:27:30 | More by Ncpogs
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-21-2014 21:56:37 | More by crowsnest
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8%

03-29-2014 04:18:55 | More by nheinzie57
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-24-2013 22:43:10 | More by ruckus232
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev -8%

08-07-2014 04:23:06 | More by cmwilliq
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-21-2014 00:04:12 | More by tyleeis
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -38.7%

01-29-2014 02:32:14 | More by DCdevyl78
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2014 17:37:15 | More by green_plastic
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-17-2014 17:20:14 | More by jkermitj
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Outboard from Milwaukee Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.