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Ouisconsing Red Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ouisconsing Red AleOuisconsing Red Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 3
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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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-06-2013 15:25:46 | More by livingtodie
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2014 00:58:43 | More by mfl620ks
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-04-2014 01:08:47 | More by jschott75
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-27-2014 04:57:16 | More by lucasj82
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-02-2012 06:20:15 | More by BYOFB
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-14-2012 18:11:09 | More by elcrawl
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-08-2013 03:13:51 | More by TX-Badger
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-19-2012 07:35:30 | More by MarkyMOD
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dtvanriper

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-29-2012 04:30:19 | More by dtvanriper
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-13-2012 12:48:30 | More by bigpoppa67
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slimpickens101

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-28-2013 02:05:42 | More by slimpickens101
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emerge077

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is reddish-amber, a generous head with irregular lacing. Foam stays for the duration of the glass.

Mildly malty, slight spiciness, cereal graininess, mild hop in the nose.

Taste is rye, cereal grain, mild hop bitterness toward the end. Reminds me of Fat Tire, but more sessionable. Not exactly my bag, but a decent session brew. Light in the mouth, fairly thin. Good for a summer session.

Big thanks to thefatkid13 for this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 05:26:31 | More by emerge077
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up while in Madison...

A nice red ale with an off white (almost tan) head. Large bubbles in the head and it faded slowly but surely back into the beer. Some modest lacing remained. The beer was a slightly hazy reddish color with some tan highlights.

Aroma was slightly sweet and also a bit of toasted malt. Slighty fruity and also some yeast.

Flavor was nice. Almost a burnt/caramelized quality to the malt flavor. Some fruits in the middle and some nice aggressive hop nature. Malt is the star but the hops let you know they are there. A little citrus note towards the end.

Medium bodied and nicely drinkable. Glad I tried it. A "good" beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 23:28:26 | More by Reagan1984
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear light amber color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of caramel malt, with a hint of floral hops. It is a nice aroma, but a little on the weak side. The taste is stronger, and has a bigger hop presence. It is still very well balance though. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation that is slightly on the high side, and seems to get in the way a little bit. Overall, this is a very nice tasting amber. If only the aroma were on par with the taste, and the carbonation weren't so high this would be a very nice beer. As is it is simply mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 00:00:19 | More by KarlHungus
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brownish red with a little bit of beige head. No lace to be found. The aroma is malty with a caramel sweetness. I'm getting a bit of hop tartness as well. Maybe it's me but, the nose seems a bit muted. The flavor is balanced sweet malt and mild hop bite. A touch of coffee/tobacco.I'm tasting butter toffee as well. The medium to full body makes for a slightly robust beer. The carbonation is high. This is a very balanced amber ale. A decent offering from the CWBC.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 23:11:35 | More by beerwolf77
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice rusty copper color, with slight carbonation and a thin, lacey head/ This head is retained throughout the session. The beer is nicely opaque.

The nose has a nice balance between fresh grains, floral hops and a fair amount of malt. On the tongue I get less malt character than I expected with a bitter finish. I pick up hints of the hops, but none of the grain. The tasts is less complex than I was hoping for.

Mouthfeel is decent, but with only about 5oz consumed so far, I am getting some heavy cloying.

Overall a decent beer on this a 93 degree day. I found it refreshing, but the cloying could put a few folks off.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 19:06:41 | More by garcia2a
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Schmaltzy

California

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got as an extra from Meagan, thanks for sharing some Wisconsin love.

A- Nice light amber with golden hues with a finger of head that dissapated quickly to a mild spotting.

S- Starts with a nice malt aroma finishes with a slight hop bite, but more floral/earthy hops not grapefruit/piney hops.

T- Again a carmel malt right away with a nice earthy hop finish, seems light and crisp. On the finish I do pick up a slight yeastiness as well as almost like a wet newspaper taste in my mouth. Interesting.

M- Light body with ample carbonation tingling your tounge. Average for the style but would like a little more body on this beer, just seems to start malty and finish hoppy with a watery absence in the mid pallete.

D- Not bad, sessionable red beer that should be in bars replacing things like Killians. Easy to drink and I'm sure that it would be a go to for Wisconsonians craving a red.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 17:28:47 | More by Schmaltzy
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plfahey

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 20:47:14 | More by plfahey
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours like a typical amber. a touch hazy with fervent bubbles dancing through the toffee hued brew. a meager half-finger head wisps away to a thin collar leaving bits of froth.

aroma is clean and simple. crystal malt and pale malt. very toasted malt aroma. crackers. hints of sugar, a bit of green herbal hop earthiness. nothing fancy. but certainly doesn't smell bad.

malts up front. caramel and a bit of woodiness. then some hops. herbal and green. sweet and bitter, pleasantly balanced.

mouth is impressively creamy. the syrupy bitterness is washed away by the clean carbonation that leaves behind an almost refreshing hint of bitterness.

All in all, a solid amber ale. Nothing earth-shattering, but it's damn good. interesting and endlessly drinkable. If only I had another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 03:53:11 | More by djeucalyptus
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a reddish orange color with a touch of haze and an egg colored head. Head turns into a handful of bubbles on top of this brew, and leaves not a whole lot of lacing, spotty at best.

S- Smell is pretty light overall. Picking up sweet floral hops, alonng with quite a bit of malts caramel and bready. A toffee and butterscotch smell also standout.

T- This one follows the nose pretty well. A good balance here between the hops and malts. Taste is caramel, roasted nuts, and toffee.

M- Medium in body and in carbonation.

O- A pretty easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 20:46:31 | More by nrbw23
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Medium-dark amber. Short just off-white head with little persistence. Appears slightly hazy.

Smell - Light sweet malts and caramel. Only faint citrusy hops.

Taste - Begins sweet, though a little watery, with a touch of caramel or toffee. Finishes with a medium dose of citrus and floral hops that I wasn't expecting after the nose. Flavor is good, but comes across as a little thin.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light.

Overall - Not a bad tasting beer, reasonably to style, and certainly not something I'd avoid, but the dominant impression I get from this beer is that its a little watery.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:40:58 | More by scaliasux
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 02:54:01 | More by augustgarage
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 17:09:21 | More by Kegatron
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a two finger head then quickly settles. Fairly clear body. Amber to ruby in color. Nice thin lacing on the drink down.
S) Toffee notes. Toasty. I'm picking up a butter popcorn aroma... weird. Overall, not a very aromatic brew.
T) Mellow caramel malt mixed with some toffee and toasted grains. Just a subtle hop bite in the finish.
M) Fizzy then creamy. Medium body. Slightly dry in the finish.
D) A decent red, not to dry and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 00:00:16 | More by u2carew
Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.