Floppin' Crappie | Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

Floppin' CrappieFloppin' Crappie
BA SCORE
2.89/5
65 Ratings
Floppin' CrappieFloppin' Crappie
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
Wisconsin, United States
northwoodsbrewpub.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrunkMcDermott on 12-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,382
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
65
pDev:
20.76%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.35/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

LOOK: Dark rusty amber

SMELL: Fresh toasted grain, buckwheat honey, yeast twang, woody hops

TASTE: Malty, toasty, grainy, bready, clean, light hop bitterness, spice, yeast, peppery

A very malt-forward brew—a whole lot going on here, with a very complex layered character that reveals something new sip after sip as it warms up. sometimes subtle beers can bring more to the table, even at a lower abv. That said, it is, is, without a doubt, sessionable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of bpfrush
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of richkrull
2/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of cokes
3.45/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber-bronze with a low collar of pale sand foam.
Generally bready aroma with a minor toffee sweetness, a vague nod at herbal hops.
Bready, again as it travels towards the throat. Here, some honey-esque sweetness and toasted nuts add depth as it continues with it largely doughy template. Fairly clean through the middle with just a hair of apple fruitiness. Hops are meager, added a late dab of dried spice and lowly, countering bitterness.
Oily, medium-light bodied. The carbonation trickles out quickly leaving it a bit flat.
This is a non-frills, basic rendition of an Amber Ale. There's nothing particularly interesting, but it has no glaring flaws, is generally tasty, and easy enough to drink.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Floppin Crappie is a nice sessionable beer. The beer poured a nice amber with thin white head that is lacing nicely. There is not much scent to this beer....subtle hints of sweet malt...that is about it. The taste is a very even balanced beer....the malt provides a sweet back drop and there is enough bittering hops to balance the sweetness to make it very pleasant. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.2/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft at Northwoods. Described by Northwoods as a wheat, looks more like a light amber. Malt shows a hint a caramel roast, and we start getting into more noticeable hops. A clean finish, more like a “red” ale. Not much in the way of wheat taste, but pretty nice. If you to try this beer, though, go to Northwoods and drink it there, don't take any bottles home, as they seem to be having trouble with their bottling.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Originally reviewed April 9, 2005. On tap at the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. This is like a watered down, burnt toast version of their Bumblin Bubba, yet it has even less complexity and pleasentness. Vague sweetness, hints of cheap caramel and a fleeting ghost of honey. Light off notes mark the finish. Not a real drinker.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Woodmans in Wisconsin. Poured into a pint glass.

Amber colored with active bubbles. Fluffy thick white foam, like snow banks. Light sweet malt nose. Nutty and bready. Light toffee malt taste, evolving hop that never takes hold. Touch sweet. Caramel close. Light carbonation, considering the bubbles. Not bad.

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Photo of G_Mad
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from sampler pack, review from written notes.

Into a stange glass it pours a nice reddish copper color. The offwhite foam has a creamy texture to it's surface, and leaves an intricate crown of drippy lacing on the glass. The retention was ok, the finger or so of sticky foam dwindled down to a thin skim after awhile.

Aromas of multigrain bread, specialty malt, a hint of molasses and brown sugar.

Fleeting flavors of toasted malt, seemingly the dominant taste characteristic, which doesn't stick around too long. Again, a hint of molasses sweetness. Bare hint of maltiness in the mellow aftertaste. Feel is a bit flaccid and bland, which puts a damper on the overall impression, despite it's decent flavor, smell, and appearance. Better than the other Northwoods beers so far... a simple, clean, utilitarian amber ale with no flaws other than it's dull mouthfeel. Tailor-made for taking cans out on the lake fishing...

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of SF_Posse
2.6/5  rDev -10%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of kdwruck
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of petersonnic
3.57/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A darker ale. Slight taste of oak/pine. Not much of a head. A good beer in general.

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
2.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kmcvey99
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of robear
2.52/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of FFATS
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of ridglens
3.67/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- decent brown color, pours a thick light brown foam, which quickly dissipates to a thin layer. pretty beer. label is sweet too

S- a very wheaty-maly aroma. lots of it, so it smells good if you like that flavor. smells a little spicey, too. not a TON here, but pretty darn good.

T- a little of a let down, but definitely not bad. has a light classic wheat malty flavor. the spice from the smell doesn't come through much, and the bitterness is a little bland at the end. really good basic flavor though.

M- ok, the carbonation is at a good level, but the beer is a little thin (i might be biased, i love thicker beers).

D- decent, the bland bitterness doesn't leave you begging for more ounces, but definitely not hard to drink by any means.

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Photo of nsiergiej
3/5  rDev +3.8%

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Floppin' Crappie from Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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