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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
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216 Ratings
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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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. One fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Grainy malts with a light toastiness and a touch of earthy hoppiness. Otherwise, clean without a lot going on.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this is grainy and toasty. A bigger hop presence is found though. Earthy flavor with a moderate bitterness.

3.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Upper end of what I want the carbonation to be, but the bigger problem is that it's a bit bity. Otherwise okay.

3.0 D: Solidly average brew. That's about all there is to say.

07-11-2012 19:45:45 | More by DavoleBomb
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ystazi

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-04-2012 21:21:04 | More by ystazi
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-03-2013 04:02:11 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Slarson7


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-18-2014 01:16:25 | More by Slarson7
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slavall

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-16-2012 01:18:54 | More by slavall
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-19-2012 08:45:22 | More by Chokobo
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-17-2013 05:21:03 | More by BrownAleMale
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-23-2013 14:19:50 | More by FrankShirley
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-31-2014 21:17:54 | More by assman79
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gpawned

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-27-2012 06:55:35 | More by gpawned
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-23-2013 19:28:46 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-26-2013 01:24:19 | More by Westuh
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a clean and clear copper tinted amber with little spots of head left after an aggressive pour. Scent is malt forward, light caramel with notes of earthy hops. Taste has a few more notes to add... biscuity and caramely malts are the star as the hops lean towards earthy with some flowery qualities. Would have liked the hops kicked up a bit. Overall very lightly sweet with touch of bitterness. Lower side of medium bodied. One of those occasions where nothing in particular about a beer jumped out at me as being completely fantastic nor completely off - just an easy drinker with some flavor.

08-08-2011 16:34:35 | More by rfgetz
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is amber with a sligt off white head. Nose brings light pine and floral hops with some biscuit malt. Taste is mostly malt with a tad bit of earthy bread. Light to medium feel. Drinkability is pretty good, but this is pretty tame overall.

11-04-2010 16:37:40 | More by Thorpe429
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

A - Pours a clear amber with 2 fingers of beige head.

S - Slight caramel and toasted grain with a subtle hop aroma.

T - Biscuit with a slight spicy hoppiness. Some caramel and toasted malt qualities but for some reason the flavors just don't seem to blend together well.

M - Light bodied and slightly creamy with a dry chalky finish.

D - There was nothing bad about this beer but there was really nothing that stood out either.

10-14-2006 00:05:41 | More by brewcrew76
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

I got this bottle in a trade with Grizzly Adams. Thanks Cole!

It pours a hazy red with a 1 finger head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer after a few minutes. It does have some good lacing.

The smell is very light. I just get some roasted malt, some hops, and a sweetish smell.

The taste has roasted/toasted malt and some hop bitterness up front witha slight sourness in thebackground. I like the way the roasted part of this Red Ale works, but the subsequent hoppy bitterness is a bit too grasy and I don't particulary like that sourness, all be it mild, peeking it's head out just before the finish. The finish itself is pretty roasty and that's ok with me. An interesting brew and I'm glad I got to try it but it falls short of some of the Reds I've had.

02-19-2008 23:23:06 | More by Bitterbill
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic. Bottled on APR notched.

A - Very clear amber brew pours with slivers of gold color around the edges. A low white head looks sad and sinks quickly into the beer. Lace adorns the glass nicely though.

S - Willamette hops add their signature stench to the aroma with a moldy pile of mulch - leaves and grass - while it's backed up slightly by amber malts, very lightly toasted.

T - Very toasted amber malts exhibit nutty qualities and some toasted biscuit as well. Better in flavor, it's a good amber malt backbone for the Willamette hops to play off of. Balanced level with lots of earthy notes going on.

M - Medium-bodied and smooth with a moderate to high carbonation level and a crisp, clean finish for an ale.

D - Not as bad as I was expecting honestly, Ouisconsing is definitely not one of my favorite brews from Central Waters. It definitely is better in fall than the early spring release though.

09-13-2010 02:16:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
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mooselvlt

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a very clear amber with 1 finger off white foam. Little retention, light lacing

S - Not picking up much here. Very faint malts

T - Malts up front, light hops at the back end.

M - Very light, carbonated, and crisp. Not much of an aftertaste. Its a drinker, sessionable for sure.

O - For the style, its good. One of better ones up here. Light, sessionable brew good for its purpose. Enjoyable, especially in the warmer months.

06-23-2011 05:04:57 | More by mooselvlt
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -4%

Malty aroma mostly, that is a little sweet with some fruity aspects. Steady medium sized head with yellowish-brownish hue. Clear red-amber color. Lighter overall flavor, mostly a soft malt taste with some mild bitterness lingering on the front of the tongue. Nice smoothness overall, medium feel with carbonation in medium range too. Not an overwhelmingly good beer, but I tend to like this style with food and this would do fine.

06-03-2002 20:12:23 | More by garymuchow
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bevenson

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -4%

Bottle mark indicating it was bottled in March. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - Yup, it's amber. Clear with a lasting white head. Belgian lace clings to the glass. Very pretty.

S - Spicy, piney hop aroma with a hefty caramel, toasty and toffee malt aroma. Age on the bottle is showing a little with a slight sherry oxidation. Overall pleasant aroma.

T - Hop flavor and bitterness is much stronger than I expected from the aroma. Pine and a woody hop flavor with a coarse, lasting bitterness. Light caramel in background just to remind you that some malt was used in this beer. Malt flavor is a little one dimensional compared to the aroma.

M - Medium body and very dry with moderate carbonation. Lasting bitterness keeps this beer from being as smooth as I'd like.

D - A very refreshing amber. I'd prefer a little more variation in the malt flavor for an amber. Definitely a rougher hop bitterness than most ambers. However, it seems to hold up surprisingly well with a few months of age. I'd be up for having another.

08-12-2010 01:53:51 | More by bevenson
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -4%

12oz, "bottled on December". Rigorous pour reveals a reddish-copper ale with a thin bubbly head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much for lacing on the glass. Aromas and tastes are similar: sweet, caramel malt, toasted grain, faint fruit. Mouth-feel is rather thin, ample carbonation. Finishes with a very slight earthy hop bitterness. Overall, good take on a red ale, but pretty average at best.

05-01-2012 03:57:16 | More by barnzy78
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Reviewed from notes.

A. Lightly hazed coppery amber with a foam collar, no lacing.

S. Smells of biscuit dough with sprinkles of light floral and earthy hopping on top.

T. Flavor is significantly nuttier than I expected. Also has a bit of a toasted malt character and finishes with those earthen hops from the nose.

M. Lighter bodied yet smooth in texture.

03-10-2012 03:50:14 | More by WastingFreetime
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a clear, deep amber with a 2-finger, whitish head that falls somewhat slowly but leaves no lace.

The smell is similar to CW Shine On though milder, being lightly grassy, a little bit of grain but with some malt sweetness.

The taste is malty with just a bare hint of grassy hops followed by a slight bitterness and finishes with lingering malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin towards medium with a sharp crispness.

Drinkability: This is a very easy drinking Amber, even for me who is not a fan of many Amber ales. It's nothing special but it is satisfying, more so for me than Shine On. Why CW sends 2 such similar beers out is beyond me.

01-01-2011 21:19:04 | More by meatyard
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beerthulhu

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
Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.