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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
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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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date of November 26, 2013 per the bottleneck, 33013. Another new beer to me from Central Waters. I'm not entirely sure what to expect, but I have great faith in these guys.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice fiery orange color with some red highlights when held to the light. About a finger of bubbly foamy khaki head. Some nice big lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is nice, but sort of lacking. Caramel / amber malt, some mustiness, lightly grainy, lightly soapy, some green apple skin. Faint nuttiness. Light floral / earthy hop presence.

T - Taste is of smooth clean bready caramel / amber / red malt, light earthiness, lightly grainy, & some sticky green apple skins on the finish. Faintly metallic.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Somewhat thin and watery. Light-bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall, it is certainly an easy drinker, but it falls short of greatness. Definitely a less than memorable offering from Central Waters. Light and easy to drink, but it has poor depth and duration of flavor. Glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't want it again.

Central Waters Ouisconsing Red Ale ---3/5.

02-04-2014 05:34:24 | More by mfnmbvp
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-03-2014 22:32:17 | More by Beerlover
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Shy5

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-15-2014 23:48:22 | More by Shy5
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-13-2014 22:40:38 | More by mattmarka1
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-31-2013 21:24:55 | More by Gotti311
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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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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-20-2013 02:46:35 | More by ethanmc12
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-15-2013 03:15:46 | More by Zonian1
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-11-2013 02:54:34 | More by Lewdd
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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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DersOne

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-25-2013 17:07:18 | More by DersOne
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-22-2013 05:16:32 | More by XmnwildX12
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-17-2013 22:17:18 | More by ryanpj
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-13-2013 22:34:14 | More by fredmugs
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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
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wiscotim

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

10-30-2013 02:27:32 | More by wiscotim
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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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I half-expect Alice Cooper to come out and explain some etymology here... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises mild buttery biscuit, light caramel, flowers, and a general sense of vague grass. The taste brings in more of the same, the malt taking the van, the grass and flowers the tail. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this just came across as a weak offering in general from CW. It verged on watery, it had no distinguishing character, and it just left me wanting in most areas when the glass was empty.

10-07-2013 03:45:23 | More by TMoney2591
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Masonlamb

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-06-2013 22:40:01 | More by Masonlamb
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 01:04:15 | More by einman
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-29-2013 22:32:08 | More by dragomni
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-21-2013 23:17:40 | More by yanosh
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.59/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance - Medium-dark amber. Short just off-white head with little persistence. Appears slightly hazy.

Smell - Light sweet malts and caramel. Only faint citrusy hops.

Taste - Begins sweet, though a little watery, with a touch of caramel or toffee. Finishes with a medium dose of citrus and floral hops that I wasn't expecting after the nose. Flavor is good, but comes across as a little thin.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light.

Overall - Not a bad tasting beer, reasonably to style, and certainly not something I'd avoid, but the dominant impression I get from this beer is that its a little watery.

09-14-2013 04:40:58 | More by scaliasux
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2013 01:46:06 | More by jdkitchi
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BBrewington

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-05-2013 20:08:44 | More by BBrewington
Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.