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Floppin' Crappie | Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

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Brewed by:
Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DrunkMcDermott on 12-10-2003

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Photo of Redrover
3.53/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Imperial pint for $2.75. The beer is copper bordering on bronze. Served almost to the rim, so there was not space for the beige head. Good lacing.

The nose is fresh and contains something sweet that must be the honey.

The beer is slightly sweet (that honey again), mildly bitter with a touch of citrus and then ritz cracker like malts. A crossover beer that is well executed and balanced.

The mouth is crisp and but could use a bit more heft. Could be a session beer, but I would reach for something with a little bolder taste profile. I see it won a silver medal at the Sturgis Beer fest.

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Photo of smibroncos
3.37/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Poured a clear amber copper with a miniscule white head. Very little lacing on the glass.

S. Sweet carmel, butterscotch, leaves, nutmeg.

T, Sweet carmel flavor some light hops at the end. Alcohal, nuts, slightly sour finish.

M. Medium bodied medium carbonation, a little chewy.

D. This is an average ale a little sweet for me but it has some character.

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Photo of demcorhip
2.81/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up last fall, tasted it then, then saved it for some warmer weather. Its somewhat dark for a pale ale, somewhere between amber and chestnut in colour. A decent 1 finger off white head formed on the pour but quickly receded. After the initial rush this brew settled down to quite a mild level of carbonation. Does manage to leave some decent sheets of lace however.

Somewhat strange aroma, can best be described as golden roasted marshmallow. Very little hop aroma, what was added was likely for bittering only.

Some bready pale malts initially before they give way to the lightly toasted marshmallow flavour, which lingers long into the finish. Just a touch of bittering hops appear, as well as a slight tartness.

A light bodied, slightly creamy ale. Mildly carbonated, and the sweet malts are balanced more so by a slight tartness than any appreciable amount of hop bitterness.

This is a strange one, but is somewhat drinkable for this fan of golden toasted marshmallows. Recommended for the crappie fisherman for the novelty if nothing else. There are many more interesting and beerlike options available in wisconsin's northwoods...

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.21/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a light, clear brownish-amber body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Light, toasted caramel in the nose along with a displeasing, worrisome amount of butter. Ugh.

Taste: More of that thin, toasted caramel character with a hint of grains slathered in freshly-churned butter. Finishes dry and buttery.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Decidedly slick mouthfeel.

Drinkability: One of the most aptly names beers I've ever come across. Bonus points for honesty!

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.38/5  rDev -19.3%
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 feloniousmonk
2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear, coppery color,slim, soon-gone head.

Aroma is sweet, caramel-y...but a bit too much so. Little hops here. Almost sickly, sorry to say.

Flat, Thin and watery, dull as dishwater. Some malty/ caramel-y ESB-ish attributes stand in for flavor, but very weakly.

Drinks dreamily, if you don't miss substance.

Makes me wonder if they had crappies in the tanks, prior to filtraton. Almost tastes like it...no, no, ...that's mean to the fish, I take it back.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - Listed as an Amber Honey Ale? Which the color seems to be, a light golden amber center with honey yellow soft edges. Thinner off-white head stayed present for a good while. Not much in the lacing dept. though. Very minimal.

Aroma is lightly toasted, kinda rice crisped cereal-like with a light leafy hop backing.

Short and brief taste of crisp and toasted malt, lightly breaded, cereal feathered with caramel and honey and a delicate leafy hop finish.

Lighter medium body, super quick and easy, not quite watery, thin overall but has a nice crispness to it; but lacks. An OK drinker to. A bit boring.

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Photo of ZAP
2.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A run of the mill basic American Wheat with little to no flavor, aroma, or character...

A little darker in color than I expected, and there was a very light maltiness to it but overall it was devoid of taste and aroma...a beer for the bud light drinkers apparently....actually most of their 10-beer menu seemed to be dumbed down for cross-over drinkers....

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Floppin' Crappie from Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
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