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Ouisconsing Red Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ouisconsing Red AleOuisconsing Red Ale

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Ratings: 223
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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3/5  rDev -15.3%

fenlop54, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jschott75, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kvgomps, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

freemanj, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

onlymurderers, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of JerUrbans
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice amber red color with 1" white head with big foamy bubbles. Malt smell but nothing to big. Tastes of malt, some caramel, toast, a little bitterness and iron at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth and with a little carbonation, easy drinking.

Overall, an ok beer I would drink in a pinch but Central Waters has some way better offerings than this. Worth trying but don't go out of your way to get it.

JerUrbans, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mfl620ks, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

mfnmbvp, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Beerlover, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Shy5, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gotti311, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

FrankShirley, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ethanmc12, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Zonian1, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Lewdd, Dec 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Westuh, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DersOne, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ryanpj, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

fredmugs, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

wiscotim, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

maDUECEgunner, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 07, 2013
Ouisconsing Red Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.