Shine On Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by scaliasux:
3.18/5 rDev -4.8%
Appearance - Medium amber. Slightly cloudy. Medium tall, off white, foamy head. Good persistence.
Smell - Medium roasted malts. Caramel, toffee. Not getting much in the way of hops.
Taste - Medium roasted malts. Not real sweet. A subdued chocolaty caramel. Grassy finish
Mouthfeel - Medium.
Overall - Hits most of the marks for an american amber. Not especially distinctive or tasty, though.
08-27-2013 04:09:51 | More by scaliasux
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3.45/5 rDev +3.3%
Bottled in Feb.
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a crystal clear aged copper body with a slight density to it and a strong carbonation supports a thin wispy film that soon breaks up.
S- The soft dry roasted malt hint is all that really shows up in the clean aroma.
T- The light tart hint leads to a slightly toasted malt flavor with a soft copper hop note in the finish. The finish is pretty dry.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz note and no alcohol heat.
O- The nice malt flavor is a bit soft with some odd metallic notes in the finish and the tartness was a bit out of place.
09-12-2013 15:09:06 | More by rhoadsrage
3.18/5 rDev -4.8%
Lightly hazy, sunset golden orange with a modest white cap that dwindles somewhat quickly to a skim.
Dinner rolls aroma backed with cashews and crushed dead leaves.
Doughy in the mouth. That's the mainstay. Some nutskin astringency arises, as does a touch of honey sweetness. Yeast arrives in the middles with some brown paper bag oxidized note (and this is pretty fresh). Hops are meager but add some brown grass and fallen leaf notes late.
Medium-light body, somewhat pasty in feel, with a moderate carbonation up front that dies over time.
I'm not digging this so much.
01-22-2010 09:43:27 | More by cokes
3.28/5 rDev -1.8%
On tap at Sugar Maple. Some hop aroma. Light amber colour, three-quarters of an inch of retained head, light lace. Creamy mouthfeel, but lighter bodied. OK drinkability.Sweet malt with a little bitterness, herbal bitterness. Average beer overall.Little disapointing.
09-07-2011 13:06:58 | More by Sammy
1.85/5 rDev -44.6%
12oz bottle into a tasting glass.
A: Pours a frothy, two finger head, which is light white. The amber body, shows good levels of carbonation.
S: The aroma is light on the biscuit and nutty aspect, but very well balanced and low levels of hop. A bit of a butterscotch, diacetyl
TM: Body is nutty and very thin, ends way too quick. The flavor that is very light drops off so quick, that it makes the lingering finish or the lack of one a very poor aspect of this beer. Hop flavors are low and very mis-represented.
O: Overall, I thought that this would have not been half bad from the aroma, but this is a bland and low level of flavor that is truly a let down.
09-26-2011 22:36:05 | More by GDBEERMAN
3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
12oz single, riley's i presume
appearance: served in a standard ale asylum pint, clear amber body - light beige froth
smell: light caramel, apple, grain
taste: not a whole lot going on here - a beer for the masses perhaps. toasted grain, light apple sweetness, a touch of caramel
mouthfeel: light, slick
drinkability: just fine
03-06-2010 23:53:58 | More by dirtylou
3.41/5 rDev +2.1%
The Shine On is a decent session amber ale. The beer pours clear (cut off before bottle settlement could invade) with soft amber color. A 1/2 finger think head forms initially then settles leaving some lace. The really isnt much scent save for waffes of caramel malt. The taste is a basic amber ale, the sweet malt stars and the bittering hops provide a nice finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light body with decent carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
01-27-2013 22:45:43 | More by WoodBrew
3.53/5 rDev +5.7%
I picked up a single from Princeton Liquors and it's notched for April. Overall, this is a smooth, very bready beer with a light orange peel hop finish. There's malt-ball caramel taste in there too with the crust and toast notes. I certainly wouldn't mind if this brew were a bit more crisp or if the malts stood up better, but it's not a bad session beer.
07-22-2010 00:17:52 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev +16.8%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep copper, with a finger of smooth and creamy off-white head. This maintains a nice rich frothiness (at least a ½ finger) that leaves back some very rich lacing which hangs in thick swathes. The aroma is grassy smelling with an overripe fruit presence. A pronounced doughy graininess gives this some thickness in the nose. I wouldn't exactly call this light and breezy but it's definitely got some flavor to it and eases up the feel in the nostrils some as this warms.
The taste gets things back on track, being lightly bitter with fresh citrus flavors and a spiciness that extends outwards across the palate. This works nicely against the sweet graham cracker crust character of the malts. Some leftover gentle dry spiciness soaks the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a soft creaminess that glides easily across the palate. A touch of sharpness in the body lends this some crispness.
This wasn't bad at all. The nose was a little heavy handed but I thought the flavors and body were well done and this had quite an all around refreshing feel to it. I'd wouldn't have any problem putting a few of these down.
11-19-2010 17:53:48 | More by Kegatron
3.83/5 rDev +14.7%
Pours a clear amber with two fingers of white head that had very good retention before a thick cap forms. A large amount of lacing is left on the glass. The label on the bottle was a bit deceptive describing this beer as malty. Well, it is malty but there is also a nice hop presence. The hops are nicely featured in the aroma. Hints of apricots and pineapple. The malt adds a grainy and musty element. Hops also play a large part in the flavor. Again with the apricots and tropical fruit. The malt adds some sweetness but otherwise it is not really adding much overall. The flavor is light substantiating the session beer claim. The body is light and well carbonated. Would of liked to have a little more body but otherwise good. A nice tasting lighter beer that is inexpensive. Just what I am looking for in an everyday beer.
05-01-2010 18:59:49 | More by morimech
3.38/5 rDev +1.2%
A: Dark reddish orange tones with a tannish creamy-frothy like head that was lengthy in stay. Carbonation was healthy, strong, and quick paced. Lacing was moderate.
S: Gentle hay, fresh pale grains, green flowery hops mixes with some semi-dry apple and lemon peel.
T: Apple citrus flavor with some soft hay backing. Some background toastedness, caramel, just enough to give you an appreciation while still maintaining a pale, grainy and straw like taste. Green hops, leafy, warming flowers, almost nobel like.
M: Medium consistency, medium carbonation, syrupy texture and flowery pollen coats the tongue there-after.
O: Overall easy drinking, fresh grainy pilsner like feel with some caramel sweetness, light bodied, not heavily hopped, some nobel flower indications and goes down smoothly enough. Nice flowery fade that lingers gently behind.
10-18-2013 00:54:12 | More by beerthulhu
3.65/5 rDev +9.3%
Another 12 oz bottle from Al's.
A: This amber ale is also amber (see Ouisconsing), also clear, also with a finger of head that has laced over. So many similarities, so why a separate ale? Only the website reveals the MREA clues.
S: More pale malts, biscuit primarily. The nose is not very exciting. Vegetal hops, quite green, hang around.
T: The taste is significantly different from the Ouisconsing. Here, the hops are leafier, more vegetal against the hmalts. The biscuit flavors, toasted, hang around admirably, especially with the lower carbonation in the ale.
M: The mouthfeel is malt-centric, toasted with just a bit of hoppy bitterness. Another quaffable amber from CW.
D: Appreciate the ale for what it is, a simple amber. The toasted flavor is more prominent here, as it a vegetal hoppiness.
12-20-2010 02:15:40 | More by akorsak
Shine On Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.