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Shine On Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Shine On AleShine On Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WJVII on 08-08-2009)
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Cougar990, Apr 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

tourdot, Apr 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

SPRichard, Apr 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Joeyuwp, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

mdimeglio, Mar 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Localdrinklax, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

alexsergio, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

engberg88, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of ericjubeck
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

ericjubeck, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

laymansbeerfan, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of drpimento
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%

Served at a cool temperatue with a nice sized, cream colored, foamy, slightly frothy head that settles down and plenty of lace. Color is a clear, honey amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is mild - malt, hints toffee, fruit, and hop. Flavor's like nose and just about as mild with good carbonic tang to balance the bitter and sweet. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and easy drinking. Not bad overall for a basic, malty amber.

drpimento, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Greggy
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

A- Pours an amber red with white head. Good lacing.

S- Faint biscuit and grains.

T- Starts with some graininess and some subtle biscuit. That's about it...boring.

M- Appropriate carbonation. Overall, smooth.

O- Very simple amber. Not much going on. Would love some complexity.

Greggy, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

seeswo, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

danielp215, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of charliedvrs
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a light copper amber with a slight, fizzy white head that leaves a bit of lacing down the side of the glass. The nose is mostly sweet, caramel malts with a bit of orange citrus hops. The taste follows suit with a biscuit malt flavor and a slight bit of hoppy bitterness rounding out each sip. The overriding bread flavor is reminiscent of a german helles. Mouthfeel is creamy and light body with a sweet, crisp finish. This beer threw me for a bit of a loop. It doesn't really come across as a red ale, or even a pale ale - but there's nothing that particularly stands out about it either. Overall, a solid though unspectacular brew.

charliedvrs, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

minneapolitanjim, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%

hazy pale orange with a nice deep color to it. Lots of carbonation on this one was evident from the very start. Huge chains of bubbles just cascading from the bottom of the glass up towards the top, continually reinforcing the foam layer on top. There were a nice three fingers or so high layer of white foam that formed on the top almost immediately upon the pour, which was very nice to see. This settled after a few moments, but not before depositing copious amounts of side glass lace. Now, for an amber ale, I have to say this looked more like an IPA, which would suit me just fine.

The aroma was loaded down with rich hop notes. Lots of floral tones here coming off almost immediately, which again was very good to see. Rich orange and tangerine, were interlaced with a good amount of malted grain that gave it a little more depth in the overall scheme of things. Very nice blend of aromas, but still leaning heavily on the hops here for support. The flavor was spot on for an IPA, so I am not sure why it is called an amber. To be honest, I liked this one a good bit more then the IPA, as it had a nice balance to it. Some hints of cereal grains and a touch of what almost tasted like corn was floating around, but by far the most predominant flavors were that of the citrus hops. Light flavors of orange were quite sweet and light, not bending your taste buds, but definitely showing their strength here. Lots of complexity here, especially for an amber, and honestly one the easiest drinking ales I have had

mikesgroove, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

wiscokid920, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -5.7%

A- Pours amber with a pretty big white head. Good retention and some lacing.
S- Aroma is nutty, with some biscuity character. A fair bit of sweet caramel as well.
T- The flavors are good but they disappear too quick. Biscuit, nutty, and some light caramel.
M- Thin body. Medium light carbonation. Lacks the substance I would hope for from this beer.
O- It's an ok beer, but it lacks the substance I would hope for. Decent but disappointing.

jsprain1, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

tmarq9, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
Shine On Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.