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Ouisconsing Red Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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81
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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigTravor
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JWB_WI
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Brick red, moderate cast but still mostly transparent. Moderate off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a ring. Significant lacing.

S - Mostly malts in the form of bread dough and floral and grass hits from the hops.

T - Add caramel to the nose, and you get the opening taste. The middle and end are a gradual increased hop bitterness, but the close fades back into the sweeter caramel and sugar flavors.

M - Light, brisk, with mild drying in the close.

O - A delicious and drinkable red, making the case for the gentle brew.

Photo of Winston3737
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Did not like this beer.

Photo of Alpha309
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Matt_Felix
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of RJB66
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of djcira
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of IamBundy
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of pkolafa
4.67/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best Central Waters beer I've had. A rare quality red beer.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

Ouisconsing. I assume that's a play on "Wisconsin".

Appearance (4) : 3 finger head. 70% opaque Sherry wine body.

Aroma (4) : Hops are the first thing you smell. Some woody, barrel aged notes of malt and barley. A little bit of anise candy. Malts are very sweet smelling...caramel-like, with a fresh clean chlorinated water smell. The bouquet is rich and strong.

Taste (3.5) : Malty presence with a serious punch of hop, bursting with red flavor and starchy grain. The taste is great but gets old fast. Bitter hop on the finish with more barrel aged wheat/malt mixture.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Creamy and robust, zing of carbonation underneath. Ends lightly hopped with a slight dry finish.

Overall (3.55) : An impressive red ale but not one I could drink all the time. The taste is great, shows character, could even win awards - but after a few sips I'm pretty much done here. Overwhelming hop presence and not exactly easy to drink. A harsher, hoppier take on the red ale.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours and opaque and cloudy chestnut brown. Nice lacing and head retention.

S - Caramel malts, toasted grains, grass.

T - Low to medium bodied - malts, caramel, some hop presence in the back end with with a sharp bitter finish. Really nicely balanced and highly drinkable.

O -Very solid red ale - extremely drinkable and full flavored. This could be a nice session ale.

Photo of Mikeyson4
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of beerguy23
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.