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Ouisconsing Red Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 105
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Central Waters Ouisconsing Red Ale, Microbrew for the Microfew, …there's some words on the sides for when I want to cock my head. Let's read it later, as we do. By which I mean me. The royal me.

Clear, amber, small whitish head.

Aroma: malt malt malt. red. sweet, just balanced enough. A kiss of the hops. Right on red ale aromatics.

Taste: There it is again, the malt malt malt, and the sweet, just curbed enough so things don't go awry. Tasty, tasty with the malty malty. Dries out nicely in the finish. Very enjoyable, excellent sessioner. For those searcher for a nice, uncomplicated amber/red that's geared for one-after-another drinkin'….take one of these, and another, please.

Now, let's see what they say: "This smooth amber ale with it's mellow nutty flavor and subtle flowery nose is a hit with even the newest of specialty beer drinkers. Named for the Algonquin word for the Wisconsin river, Ouisconsing Red makes even our neighbors to the west and south "want to be a badger."

So, Minnesota wants to be a badger because of this beer, as well as Illinois and Iowa, but not Michigan or Ontario? Whatever, Wisconsin...WHAT...ever.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dhannes
4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.