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Ouisconsing Red Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ouisconsing Red AleOuisconsing Red Ale

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters 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: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002)
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4/5  rDev +13%

11-14-2011 20:10:50 | More by hu5om
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-06-2014 17:43:41 | More by fenlop54
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-15-2013 03:15:46 | More by Zonian1
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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%

Poured a very cloudy amber brown color with very little head. Smell is pretty faint, some hops. Not a whole lot else coming through. Some light hops flavor as well with a bit of malt as well. Very smooth light bodied beer. Pretty good beer overall though.

03-25-2011 01:09:46 | More by richkrull
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-15-2012 02:34:20 | More by acurtis
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-13-2012 00:35:22 | More by Hopslayer88
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2.65/5  rDev -25.1%

Overly murky copper with a short-lived bone-colored head.
Citrus hops overlay some mustiness on the nose.
Decent intially (and cold), as the hopping is in control. Somewhat sharpe and citric, though not very bitter. Touches of burnt crust, raisin and chocolate in the background.
Once this begins to warm, it udderly collapses. Becomes mushy, yet harsh and astringent. Gauze-pad like medicinals. Encroaching and invasive tartness. Earthy mud-like qualities replace the chocolate and the hops are muted.

Drink this fast and cold or feel its wrath. A let down from Central Waters.

03-24-2003 14:48:13 | More by cokes
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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. Bottled September, 2011.

SAE/ECE amber body with a vague smattering of beige foam that recedes to a mottled surface layer and a micro-collar. Poor retention, very little lacing.

Described as nutty and floral - not far off the mark. Also hints of sandalwood, leather, and cinnamon in the nose.

The palate follows the nose closely with a bit more depth of malt and a little more pronounced (though still restrained) hoppiness. Finishes dry with hints of rosewater and lavender as it warms.

Light-bodied, well carbonated...

Not bad, not great...

11-21-2011 02:54:01 | More by augustgarage
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-01-2013 05:56:50 | More by pmcadamis
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4/5  rDev +13%

12oz single, Riley's

appearance: pours a clear dark copper...leaves a fluffy beige head behind with wonderful retention. strong looking amber

smell: very potent and distinct nose...freshly baked biscuit, very buttery, huge toasted malt, caramel, rosey/floral, sweet red apple....a rather delightful nose

taste: strong buttered biscuit flavors follow through from the nose, toasted grain, sweet caramel malt, lots of sweetness in the form of apple and mild plum flavours. This is a very good amber from central waters.

mouthfeel: medium body, smooth

drinkability: very drinkable

02-05-2006 03:28:43 | More by dirtylou
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3.4/5  rDev -4%

Bottle stamped that it was bottled in March, picked up at Princeton Liquors. I have to say, this was a bit of a yawner. It's just another smooth and simple American red ale. It's sort of bready, sort of carmely, but not terribly interesting. It's good enough to drink and it's cleanly brewed, I just found it boring and without much depth of character.

07-30-2010 22:32:02 | More by tempest
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance-Copper-amber in color with high clarity. Moderate beige head with decent retention.

Aroma-Sweet caramel and bready malts with just a hint of toast. Also a slight nuttiness. Low floral/grassy hops. Relatively clean aroma with just the slightest hint of fruit.

Flavor-Malt complexity is lower than in the aroma, though is still decent-caramel and bread up front fades to a slightly bitter toast and nutty finish. Some floral hops show through in the finish and hop bitterness is medium low. Aftertaste has notes of walnuts and grassy hops, and is mostly dry.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate to moderately high carbonation. Smooth with a slight prickle on the tongue.

Tasty, but not overly complex. A smooth, easy drinking red ale with enough malt complexity and hop character to keep me interested. Not outstanding, but excellent in its simplicity. Great cook-out beer or introductory craft beer.

07-04-2011 20:47:14 | More by plfahey
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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark amber, with 1 ½ fingers of frothy off-white head. This sticks around with a smooth finger of creamy retention that skims the surface and leaves a rich foamy cascade of lacing back (which occasionally sticks to the sides of the glass). The aroma is floral feeling and a little citric, with caramel sweetness and buttered toast rising up underneath. This has a moderate depth to this. I like the flavors but just wish that there was a little bit more here.

The taste mirrors the nose, giving off notes of toffee, toasted bread, and a light diacetyl flavor that spreads out in to the mouth. Some green feeling hops tingle the roof of the mouth, as bitterness carries over into the finish with some dry earthiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft creaminess that carries some sharpness that runs through the center of the feel and give this a crisp feel down the tongue.

Solid Amber Ale here from Central Waters. The butter character wasn't distracting, as this stayed well balanced and easy drinking during the duration of the glass. I would have another.

11-19-2010 17:09:21 | More by Kegatron
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

06-06-2014 20:31:13 | More by Rborre321
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-01-2012 02:25:38 | More by zonker17
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4.03/5  rDev +13.8%

Pours a reddish brown color with a large head that had great retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass. Has a sweet caramel malt aroma with some earthiness added in. I can just barely pick up on some citrus hops. Nice malt flavor profile in this one. Fortunately the sweetness is balanced with some nice hop bitterness. I do not pick up on much flavor from the hops but the bitterness is nice in the finish and prevents this beer from being cloying. The body is somewhere between light and medium. Has an active carbonation but stops short of being harsh. Nice overall and very sessionable at 4.8%. A nicely crafted beer.

08-22-2009 21:38:51 | More by morimech
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New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours reddish amber with 1/4 inch of white foam. Caramel nose. Light watery malty taste. Slight sweetness. Mild hop bitter at the close. Mild malty flavor, pretty typical red. Sure is good though. Nice Wisconsin offering.

11-22-2012 13:32:10 | More by KTCamm
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-13-2013 20:26:09 | More by wmobley
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4.4/5  rDev +24.3%

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

A=Rich red color with white foamy head.

S=More malt than hops.

T=A nicer red...robust, not too sweet nor too bitter; roasted malts come through with just a hint of hops.

M=Very nice...good body, rather robust.

O=A very nice red that I will definitely purchase a tap of again, and possibly a 6-pack down the road. Better than most.

06-17-2012 18:33:57 | More by dhannes
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-21-2012 03:44:52 | More by Kunstman
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2013 01:46:06 | More by jdkitchi
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-30-2014 23:39:21 | More by beersdmf17
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4/5  rDev +13%

05-12-2012 04:37:17 | More by wibrewer
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New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -1.4%

A: A smoky orange pour looks a orangish-amber in the vessel with a dense clarity and good deal of micro-particles suspended about. A slight milky khaki head soon disipates leaving no visible window dressing.

S: Soothing caramel-flower aroma with a good deal of toasty caramel sweetness there-after. Small touch of spicy flowery hops.

T: Flavor wise loaded with caramel, soft flowery hops with a slight touch of spiciness, the center stage is the malt. Caramel-citrus hops come through late in tasting but is pretty dominate when they do. Light bready dryness, pie crust, some piney notes with an increased hoppy awareness that is slightly sticky with resinous oils give this a better appreciation deeper into the drinking experience.

M: Thick syrupy body, decent rate of carbonation, once again, big heavy body.

O: Overall a beer that seems to increase with interest deeper in the experience. Doesn't start out strong impression wise but its the subtle things that come that save this from a below par example. The body is quite full, the hopping seems just right, good for two or three, spicy, a solid good try. worth a six pack for a try. Light abv% ensures you won't be weighed down.

11-05-2013 01:09:01 | More by beerthulhu
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Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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