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Boatilla - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of TGINaturday


4.3/5  rDev +38.3%

It's not a very exciting beer from when you take your first sip. Mild, little aftertaste, and not a lot of foam or smell. However, maybe this is why I like it so much. There's nothing bad about this beer....it's simple, non offending, and easy to drink. Something I could see buying a 6 pack of and just enjoying an evening with. I don't buy beer for it's complexity, I buy it to enjoy it, and this fit the bill perfectly. It's slightly bitter, has a moderate amount of carbonation, and a mildly sweet taste.

It's just a nice, enjoyable beer that I will probably buy again....soon.

07-21-2011 01:50:56 | More by TGINaturday
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4.15/5  rDev +33.4%

A- great clear color!! i wish all beers were this nice to look at, head when poured in to pint from bottle starts with a nice 3 finger head, but because my dish washer doesnt "beer clean" head is reduced to little, with a little lacing at bottom of glass, not but for my glasses.

S- typical amber, not much to it, some roasted notes.

T- good malt flavor, enough hops to balance out body. finishes clean

M- a little tinner than some ambers, still enough body.

overall this is a great beer if you are in the mood for a sesion, drinkable, great flavor for how clean it finishes, one of the best non-nitro poured beers to watch being poured.
...i want another one.

06-08-2011 18:37:01 | More by MrPhield
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

11-04-2012 01:17:26 | More by Wiscivore
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3.69/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

01-25-2014 23:45:41 | More by dhannes
Photo of jwc215


3.53/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

12-20-2013 20:17:57 | More by jwc215
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-29-2012 02:38:19 | More by MN_Beerticker
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-18-2012 01:23:25 | More by CWhite
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-27-2014 00:32:12 | More by pathead
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-03-2012 02:46:19 | More by mattafett
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-16-2014 14:36:12 | More by DaveMiller
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-30-2012 00:03:22 | More by rocklibster
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3.48/5  rDev +11.9%

from 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- pours a clear color copper with a fast receding tan head very little lacing

S-malts baked bread

T- was sweet malts with with some citrus hops a grassy herbal taste

M- medium carbonation with a sweet malty finish

O- not bad a little thin on hops, will try another low abv makes it session able

01-29-2012 21:16:51 | More by gatornation
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

04-29-2013 00:33:13 | More by yankinwis
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

05-22-2012 03:12:30 | More by MarkyMOD
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3.15/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

01-24-2013 00:11:49 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.15/5  rDev +1.3%

A- More red than amber. Very clear. Head is poor and does not retain well.
S- Rather plain on the nose. Slightly toasted bread and a bit of tea-like character. Faintly sweet.
T- There is a slight underpinning of caramel with toasted bread, a bit of graham cracker, and some tealike hoppiness.
M- Light body and generally thin. The finish lasts decently but it is just too thin in the mouth.
O- This one is a pass for me. It has ok flavors, but it's too light in body and not very memorable. Probably a pass in the future.

02-19-2012 01:29:27 | More by jsprain1
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3.13/5  rDev +0.6%

12oz single, Steve's - University

appearance: served in a 42nd street oyster bar shaker pint...looks the part - pale amber body, light white froth

smell: apple, grain, light hop accent, toasted malts

taste: not overly developed - hints of hops, dull red apple, toasted grains and malt, light bitterness. A little bland.

mouthfeel: light, out of place bitter dry finish

drinkability: ok

01-23-2011 00:06:41 | More by dirtylou
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3.08/5  rDev -1%

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.

03-09-2013 21:29:38 | More by TMoney2591
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

05-18-2013 02:21:59 | More by thaghost
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

05-29-2012 00:13:01 | More by Kunstman
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

09-04-2013 17:58:57 | More by tommy5
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

01-19-2014 04:23:19 | More by Eric908
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

10-19-2013 01:07:49 | More by koes0024
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Boatilla from Big Bay Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.