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Ouisconsing Red Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of ryanpj


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-17-2013 22:17:18 | More by ryanpj
Photo of vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.1/5  rDev +15.8%

Ouisconsing Red Ale pours a dark copper color, with a little but present white head. The smell is full, nice malty notes. The taste was very full, nice malty taste, very nice on the palette, a bit sweet. This beer is nice on the paletee, its not harsh, but not watery either. Overall this is a good beer, I found it suppior in comparision to other red ales.

09-12-2011 03:04:22 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of kvgomps


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-08-2014 03:00:28 | More by kvgomps
Photo of Westsidethreat


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Thanks to the fatkid13 for this beer.

A: Simple auburn toffee color with some haze to it. Head fell quick leaving a film across the top and a medium sized off white ring around the side of the glass. Fairly straight forward so far.

S: Cider, cooked carrots, minor caramel, cheap OJ and Lucky Charms

T: Starts with red fruits across the front of the palate with an eggy custard savory taste lurking under the surface. Quickly turns to your traditional caramel with spritzs of cinnamon and perhaps vanilla. Little bit of tree bark bitterness just a tad on the dirty side adds the next piece of the puzzle, but its blended in well. Finishes with cooked strawberries, watermelon and cotton candy.

M: Medium body and fairly hard across the palate

D: Overall this beer has nice flavor but too watery. It could use a jolt of flavor, but at the level its residing it remains quite quaffable.

06-28-2007 04:03:15 | More by Westsidethreat
Photo of Soneast


3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a clear, light copper color with a 2 finger, fluffy, off-white colored head, that recedes fairly slowly to a bubbly layer.

Quite a bit of malt character in the aroma, toasted grains, caramel malts and a somewhat spicy hop presence.

The flavor is earthy and heavy with caramel and toffee flavors, with an overall "toasty" quality and that spicy hop presence definitely makes an appearance.

The beer feels nice, with a good amount of carbonation, it packs quite a bit of flavor into it's 4.8% ABV package. Well rounded, with an earthy malt presence giving way to a spicy hoppiness. I thought this was quite a well done Red.

11-30-2009 15:24:48 | More by Soneast
Photo of TonyTalon


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-25-2013 03:52:40 | More by TonyTalon
Photo of WastingFreetime


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
Photo of HoistinBrews


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-26-2012 13:21:50 | More by HoistinBrews
Photo of Gotti311


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-31-2013 21:24:55 | More by Gotti311
Photo of RichH55


4/5  rDev +13%

08-17-2012 01:30:00 | More by RichH55
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-03-2013 04:02:11 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
Photo of u2carew


3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

03-15-2011 00:00:16 | More by u2carew
Photo of meatyard


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
Photo of lucasj82


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-27-2014 04:57:16 | More by lucasj82
Photo of cdkrenz


4.55/5  rDev +28.5%

$6.50 / Six Pack
County Market
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Appearance - Dark brown with a hint at red. The head is about 1/2 inch and lasts for about a minute and a half. Good looking brew my friends!

Smell - Hops, but there's something more.

Taste - It rolls from a slight malt taste right into the real deal. Hops, but not just any hops. This flavor is smooth and as you'll find out, completely unabrasive. In my opinion there is no better tasting red ale.

Mouthfeel - Never had I enjoyed a smoother hop filled brew like the Ouisconsin Red Ale.

~ Thank you

09-06-2007 03:11:48 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of Lemke10


4/5  rDev +13%

I bought a Mix & Match 6-pack of Central Waters beer at Star Liquor in Ashland Wisconsin for $8.99 in Spring 2011.

Pours a cherry amber color with a slight head of foam that leaves some lacing. Scent is that of carmal malts brewed to perfection. A slight nutty scent as well. The taste is rather mild of malts with a bold flavor. A very nice volume beer that drinks well and taste good at the same time. Nothing uber fantastic but you should enjoy drinking this.

06-25-2011 04:46:34 | More by Lemke10
Photo of botham

New York

4.2/5  rDev +18.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Pours a fiery reddish amber color with a single finger of tight off white head that has moderate retention and light lacings.

Aroma is of smooth caramel malts with notes of candy sugar and a nutty base. A mild earthy note in the background creates a very well composed profile in the nose.

Taste follows the nose with a very satisfying quality and a rich malty backbone. The nutty character is a bit more pronounced, with a touch of malty grain as well. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth malty texture and am even smoother finish of residual caramel and candy sugar.

Drinkability is good. An easy going red/amber ale with a tasty nutty character that suggests a nut brown without the chocolate and roasted malts. Cheers!

07-03-2009 18:01:00 | More by botham
Photo of Buebie


2.05/5  rDev -42.1%

The pour produces a decent sized frothy off white head, hanging out for a while leaving a good cap. Lace is sticky with great cling age. Color has some mild red in a caramel goldish amber. Transparent filtered looking. Could be a bit darker really as this resembles more of an amber ale then a true red.

Aroma has left me empty handed, it really smells like nothing. Except for mild grainy malt, and a very small grassy hop.

Mouthfeel is somwhat thin with just a light slickness and abundance of carbonation.

Taste has also left me high and dry. Very little flavor in here other then some cara 60 rasiny malt backing and a sharp cheese kind of hop funk.

Not pleased...

04-29-2010 04:48:04 | More by Buebie
Photo of gpawned


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-27-2012 06:55:35 | More by gpawned
Photo of BrownAleMale


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-17-2013 05:21:03 | More by BrownAleMale
Photo of Strix


3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured a deep amber.

Bready, malty aroma.

Lots of malt in this one, with a nutty flavor. Nothing too extreme, but a nice caramel and bready note to it.

Medium mouthfeel, more substantive than some.

This was nothing particuarly notable, but it was better than I expected. I could drink more of this as an everyday-type beer.

02-13-2011 04:45:58 | More by Strix
Photo of BYOFB


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-02-2012 06:20:15 | More by BYOFB
Photo of fuzzcherry


2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

04-30-2012 06:49:18 | More by fuzzcherry
Photo of MattSharpless


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-15-2014 15:20:20 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of Wobbly


4/5  rDev +13%

08-15-2014 01:17:10 | More by Wobbly
Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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