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Boatilla - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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74
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 12-14-2010)
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drop6301

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

06-23-2012 02:25:52 | More by drop6301
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-16-2014 14:36:12 | More by DaveMiller
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-17-2014 19:10:38 | More by SkinniePost
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-27-2014 00:32:12 | More by pathead
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle poured into a Perfect Pint.

A=Dark honey color; 2 finger eggshell head...rather appealing.

S=Very strong and appealing--honey, caramel, and herbal/hops.

T=Rather sweet...honey, and malty. A bit bitter.

M=Lightly carbonated and medium to light body...drinkable.

O=A bit unique and enjoyable...I think this would pair well with barbecue. I would try again on tap, but probably not buy a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 23:45:41 | More by dhannes
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Eric908

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -3.5%

01-19-2014 04:23:19 | More by Eric908
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed amber with a thin head. Trailing lace slides down the glass with some sticking.

The smell is of caramel, soft toast and a subtle floral hint.

The taste is of sweet caramel, hint of toast and subtle floral hop balance in the finish.

It is fairly smooth, though somewhat fizzy.

A decent amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 20:17:57 | More by jwc215
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matjack85

Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a clear golden/amber color with a 1-finger off-white head. Head retention lasted under 30 seconds and the beer left absolutely zero lacing, so can't score too high on the appearance scale.

Weak nose - a little caramel, some baked bread, and faint herbal hops.

Mild caramel flavor and baked bread, like in the nose. Hops are herbal and tea-like. 26 IBU's of bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

It's OK, but not one of the top notch amber ales.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 06:05:27 | More by matjack85
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

10-24-2013 04:31:37 | More by Mervjahn
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koes0024

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.5%

10-19-2013 01:07:49 | More by koes0024
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beermeplease88

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

10-11-2013 01:25:11 | More by beermeplease88
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jplopez21

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

09-30-2013 21:55:59 | More by jplopez21
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.5%

09-04-2013 17:58:57 | More by tommy5
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-31-2013 00:08:12 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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flasker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-25-2013 17:37:56 | More by flasker
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

06-30-2013 17:48:48 | More by enelson
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

2.1/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

This beer foams instantaneously when it reaches your mouth. Even when you throw it into a glass it foams up right away. It's a decent beer. Don't get me wrong but its not worth a ton. The beer as a slight robust taste to it, kind of like a normal ale but the fact that it instantaneously foams in your mouth makes it a beer that you wouldn't want to put in your pick six.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 04:04:05 | More by kdwruck
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thaghost

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

05-18-2013 02:21:59 | More by thaghost
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

04-29-2013 00:33:13 | More by yankinwis
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.54/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Bottle my parents brought me from Minnesota I think. From notes.

A - Two finger fluffy beige head on a hazy dark gold body. Yeasty bits, strong carbonation, decent lace and film retention.

S - Metallic, fruity hop, caramel.

T - An odd, unplesant flavour characteristic is the most clear element. Rotten fruits? Dusty and unpleasant. Hop s do a poor job of integrating with the caramel elements.

M - Strong caronation, medium body, sweet off finish.

O/D - Not overly plesant. Wouldn't recommend it. Needs some work.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 15:15:29 | More by tbeckett
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Working my way through part 2 of 3 of this new-to-the-area brewery. It pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a half-finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises straight barley and dry toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a twinge of carrot and a vague intimation of funky orange peel that increases in intensity as time passes; then, when in full force, it battles with the toffee, which is now sweeter than before. The aftermath doesn't sit well with me. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, this is a pretty sad amber, one that tries to offer itself up as a mild, easy-going brew, but one that ends up being a sorta/kinda off-seeming concoction.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:29:38 | More by TMoney2591
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Big Bay stange.
4.8% ABV,

A - Beautiful clarity shows off the trickle of carbonation rising through the rusted orange skin beer. The head starts as a dense pile but drops to a skim while leaving plenty of wispy lace adorning the glass.

S - From the beautiful-looking Boatilla comes a nice amber nose that's all too belittled by the aroma of buttered popcorn. Sticky burnt caramel lingers behind the off-aroma with tempting notes of toast and a nudge towards herbal hops.

T - Hops trail off in the nose but make a big push in flavor, covering up most of that buttered popcorn scent with earthy floral and herbal qualities. Malt drops back, offering a touch on caramel sweetness but leans much more towards dry toast.

M - Medium-light bodied Boatilla is fairly carbonated, more so than the rather quiet appearance might suggest but, it's got a slick feel across the palette with a finish that falls away to nothing as dry hop bitterness drops out quickly.

O - Boatilla is comfortable drifting in a sea of ambers lazily, seeming not to care which direction it heads. The nose might strike you like walking into a movie theater but the flavor takes a different path away from malt and towards subdued earthy hop tones. Boatilla is an approachable beer for the masses, I'll give it that.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 00:11:49 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Wiscivore


3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

11-04-2012 01:17:26 | More by Wiscivore
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-29-2012 02:38:19 | More by MN_Beerticker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-18-2012 01:23:25 | More by CWhite
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Boatilla from Big Bay Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.