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Proper | Furthermore Beer

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Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Skidz on 07-13-2006

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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a pretty standard colored ale, it had a yellowish golden colors. The head didn't leave much lacing. The smell of the beer has some malts and barley with some hops on the nose. The taste has a decent balance too, give off the flavors that the smell gives off. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. It's an average brew to me, I would drink again if it was offered to me.

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Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from the Beer Temple.
Bottom of the bottle is dated "3057", not sure if it's a relevant Julian date.

Dark saturated orange with a finger or so of dense foam, arcs of spindly lace in the glass, lasting skim across the surface. A closer inspection reveals suspended microparticles in the bottom of the glass.

Estery dried fruit aroma, some minor nutty malt sweetness.

Lightly fruity and nutty, sweet maltiness, dry finish with minimal bitterness. Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation. Slight astringency from the CO2, but pretty clean and easy drinking. Not bad.

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Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, orange color with a fizzy, foamy, off-white, one-finger head. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of earthy grasses, citrus and light caramel malt.

T - It tasted of roasted malt and a little nutty. Nice grassy and herbal hops. A sweet fruity flavor developed as it continued to warm.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a slightly dry finish. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good English Pale Ale. very complex with a surprising fruity kick.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pours a light copper-orange color with a single-finger head and some good lacing as it goes down. Cap throughout. The nose brings some very light floral hops and then hits with a good amount of bready malt. Neither hop nor malt forward; pretty good balance here. The flavor offers the same variables and ration--basically even amounts of floral and earthy hops aside some bready malt. Not much sweetness, more toward bread. Light body with lower levels of carbonation and a mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good take on the style. I particularly like that it's not loaded with diacetyl.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange body with a small, ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Some candyish hints to the light floral nose with a note or two of bready malts.

Taste: Light honeyish maltiness. A bit of fruit, a bit floral. Slight, underlying breadiness. Mild, spicy hop bitterness. Finishes clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine, sure, though there's not really much to it to begin with.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Once more, The CANQuest (TM) takes a short break and allows me to try a bottled beer.

My pour netted me a finger-and-a-half of light-tan foam with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose was biscuity, malty, definitely on the sweet side. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant mix of biscuit malt along with caramel. The finish really tended towards caramel! Not bad, but I prefer hoppier beers, although this was nice for the style.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glazed apricot with sun-washed goldenrod edges. Multiple small caliber bubbles ascend and plunk into the underside of a good-sized crown of ecru foam. The head falls in sections and leaves shredded sheets of lace that add to the already attractive appearance.

Proper doesn't smell like the English bitter that its creators say it is. The nose is ale fruity with a hint of sour graininess and an underlying earthiness. Hops don't need to dominate in beer of this style, but they at least need to be noticeable. The more I smell it, the less I like it.

This is not a bitter. It's a garden-variety amber ale, the likes of which I've tasted about... oh... 50 times prior to today. I'm betting that the malt bill consists of predominantly pale with a dash of something slightly darker. Musky fruit is still the focal point, with sweet, sour and bitter canceling one another out in the end. A proper amount of English hops would have perked things up considerably.

I won't be too hard on the mouthfeel since this was built to be a relatively light, sessionable ale. The brewers definitely got the 'light' part right. Given the flavor, I'm not too disappointed that it wanders away fairly quickly on the finish. I'm okay with the subdued amount of carbonation since more bubbles are unlikely to have improved this experience.

Maybe it's the interesting brewery name or the (arguably) clever names that they picked for their beer, but I expected more from this ale. Since I haven't had a good English bitter in a while, I thought Proper might fill the void. It doesn't. I hope the other Furthermore beers have more to offer.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper amber light beige head with minimal speckled lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Aroma has sweet fruit raisin mild tart apples with a nice cereal grain maltiness with a touch of sweet honey glazed biscuits. Flavor has semi sweet cereal grains with minimal hops, nice caramel/brown sugar presence with some dark fruits blended amongst the toasted malt character. Mouthfeel is light bodied with carbonation feeling a bit forced at times, nothing cloying or sticky goes across the palate pretty well. Drinkability was pretty effortless, easy going English style pale ale. I'd much rather drink their Knot Stock black pepper infused APA.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

English Pale Ale? Say what? This seems nowhere near it, in my opinion. There are a lot of things going on; none of which fit to style. Fruity tone reminds me slightly of Magic Hat #9. Soft liquid feel with a carbonation to match. It's an easy drinker, but this is not an EPA at all.

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale hops, sweet malt, and slight citrus. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a dryness associated with this brew. Tastes of pale hops, grain, sweet malt, and slight spice (all spice?). Overall, a pretty good EPA; good blend, body, flavor, and mouth feel.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, coppery, carbonated, with prodigious head.

Clean, floral/herbal aroma, minor hops, aromatic & bittering...largely empty, though...

Smooth on the tongue, lightly malty, toasty caramel malts, slight cereal taste, lacking hops..."moistness" is the major component here, wet and vacant...

"Light-bodied", yes...but "classic",...not so sure. They could have given this some character, but instead chose to go with weak and wanting. Pity.

Not bad, but could have been a lot better.

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Photo of Gavage
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light orange in color with a short 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: soft malt sweetness and a bit of fruitiness comes through to the nose.

Taste: very mild bready malt base with a soft ripe fruit sweetness, and a bit of citrus. Bitterness is very mild here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Short-lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to quaff beer that is a clear session ale. Worthy of a try on tap.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a DFH glass, orange / amber, hazy, thin off white head, small bubbles, low lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is mildly earthy / hoppy, with hints of malt. Smells exactly like an English Pale ale should.

Beer is thin to medium in body, mild bitterness on the back, wet palate throughout, minimal backbone, interesting beer but ultimately bland. There is nothing wrong with it, a perfectly fine English Pale ale, I might even have it again, on draft.

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Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Gold with a slight haze, 1” off-white head.
S: melon and citrus.
T: Fresh grain, slight melon, faint citrus, light caramel to honey, slightly sweet.
F: Light bodied, above average carbonation, light, refreshing.
O: Easy to drink light bodied ale.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy peach colored body with a thin big bubbled white ring around the rim that forms the head. There is a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles that slowly float to the surface.

S- This beer has a soft slightly sweet honey malt and pale malt note with a real fresh malt quality to it.

T- This beer has a fresh big pale malt flavor with a light toasted malt note and a soft biscuit note that comes through when it warms. There is a very faint sulfur dryness to the biscuit notes. The finish is a smooth hop bitterness with a slight herbal note and a soft hint of grapefruit to it.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a little fizz in the finish that leave a clean taste.

D- This beer is a great example of simple flavors done well with a nice freshness. This would make a good summer session beer that goes down quick but has a good flavor.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - A nice brown orange hue the an inch of the fluffy stuff.

S - Biscuit like bread malt with slight grain and caramel.

T - Starts off kind of grainy then gets sweet in fact sweeter than Serra Nevada's pale ale with the caramel finishes kind of bitter with bready malt.

M - Light and refreshing.

D - One of the reasons why I bought the variety pack was for this beer. Light. refreshing, and a tad on the sweet side this is a great pale ale!

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks nateberger.

Pours a light copper and a very pale amber hue. Pretty quick head and almost no bubbling. Soft, earthy hops greet the nose first. Some faint toffee and fruit from the malt on top of the bread base. The taste starts sweet and incorporates the soft earthy hops well. Starst sweet and ends earthy and bready. The palate is soft and crisp. Great English style session ale.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, deep golden-amber colored ale topped with a frothy, white head that sticks around for awhile leaving thick lacing at the top of the glass. Aromas are malty, bready, earthy, caramely, spicy yeast. Tastes earthy, fruity, bready, caramel, spicy, slightly dry finish. Medium-full body, perfect carbonation, floats on the palate - really nice mouth-feel. Overall, very good and recommendable EPA; definitely sessionable as well.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dirtylou
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single, most likely purchased at Riley's

appearance: pours into a pint glass...hazy tea-like appearance, light straw-amber body with beige froth/lacing.

smell: driven by toasted malts, well spiced, euro-hops, caramel apple sweetness

taste: clean and smooth...cider like apple traits, consistency and bite of tea (not a fan), toasted malt/grain, sweet brittish-esque hops, mild bitterness. It is what it is, which is probably not something i need again

mouthfeel: very smooth, only a light bitterness, a little watery

drinkability: average-good

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. No date or info.

A - After a proper pour, Proper has two fingers of stark white, fluffy head. The retention is only so-so with a collar of lace left behind and a thin pile of foam on top. The color is a hazy deep goldenrod with fair carbonation rising up.

S - Pale malts build a solid backing to the aroma while a toffee and light honey touch spices it up. A hint of butterscotch is a bit worrying but the presence is low enough to be acceptable. A light fruity presence of white grapes melds well with the soft hop nose.

T - Lightly toasted caramel malt provides an excellent support system in this beer. Lots of subtle nuances give the drinker something else to look for in each sip. Very light butterscotch diactyl comes out here too with a low level of white grape fruitiness. Mild English hops provide just enough soft hop flavor with a pinch of citrus and floral characteristics to add flavor without becoming a strong aspect. It could still use some bringing up.

M - Medium-light in body with a crisp carbonation tickle to the finish, Proper is lacking a strong bitterness that should be present in this style. A small bitterness is found on the finish but there isn't enough.

D - This is one hell of a session beer. Proper is just "good" all around but one thing it excels in is drinkability. It's flavorful and balanced well while being incredibly easy to put down.

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