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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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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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 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.

feloniousmonk, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Renae
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Renae, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Localdrinklax, Jun 24, 2012
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.

dhannes, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Supergenious, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of slavall
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

slavall, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Jnaustin114
1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

Jnaustin114, May 30, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Kunstman, May 21, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MarkyMOD, May 19, 2012
Photo of wibrewer
4/5  rDev +13%

wibrewer, May 12, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
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.

barnzy78, May 01, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

fuzzcherry, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

HoistinBrews, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Cougar990
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Cougar990, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

tourdot, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of engberg88
4/5  rDev +13%

engberg88, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -15.3%

laymansbeerfan, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Hopslayer88
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Hopslayer88, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Metal4Breakfast
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Metal4Breakfast, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
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.

WastingFreetime, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of GORUM
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

GORUM, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of milwaukee512
4/5  rDev +13%

milwaukee512, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Crstumpf
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Crstumpf, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of seeswo
3/5  rDev -15.3%

seeswo, Feb 02, 2012
Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.