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

Pours hazy copper-orange with plenty of floating yeast. Head is thick and dense, hanging around awhile.

Aroma is caramel malt, and an unusual fruit quality - Apricot? Yeasty character is pleasantly musty.

Taste is grainy caramel malt with an excellent nutty character. Nice bit of citrus - orange, apricot, and peach. Finishes with earthy hops and an orange peel bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall not a bad American version of an English pale. Flavor is balanced, interesting and subtle.

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Photo of bashiba
2.33/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pored a very hazy orange with lots of sediment, a nice inch of creamy off white head, light retention and lacing.

The smell had a very oxidized metallic copper quality to it.

The flavor was very light with a touch of bready malts and a bit of coppery oxidization comes through here as well.

The mouthfeel is light and thin, a bit watery.

Pretty poor, with no date that I can find on the bottle and no previous experience I can't tell if this is just a bad bottle, or just a bad beer.

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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 ommegoose
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured with a dense but small white head on a hazy but translucent pale beer. Thin walls of lacing.

Slightly fruity yeasty aroma. Banana Laffy Taffy, bubblegum. No hops on the aroma.

Certainly a malt forward pale ale. Hops are nearly non-existent. Almost nothing on the palate, and just a touch of bitterness and herbal character in the finish, which is at least long. Malt flavors run a bit buttery and flatly grainy. Although EPA's aren't the pinnacle of flavor, this is still sort of drab.

There's actually a nice amount of body to this one. More to it than I would have expected a 4.5% beer to have.

Hits the style parameters, I suppose, but I can't work up any enthusiasm over it. Sort of gives off an air of cheapness, but I have to wonder if this isn't especially fresh. I'm tending to forget I'm drinking it while going about my internet browsing. However, I doubt it would be a problem drinking a few out of the bottle at a BBQ or something. Just doesn't hold my interest under scrutiny.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice yellowish gold color with a thick white head and a fair amount of lacing. Smells of corn and rye with some malty goodness floating up. Tastes mostly of corn and malts, some caramel and maybe toffee. Do not like it much. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty nice. Drinkability is low.

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Photo of steve8robin
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a trade with Jdiddy. Good guy. 12oz bottle...

A: Medium honey color with a small white head that quickly fades to nothing. Ok.

S: Smells of hints of rye and corn. Some bready malt in the middle with a watery base on the backend. Ok.

T: Tastes of hints of rye with a slight metallic taste. Some faint cherry and hints of caramel and chocolate. Eh.

M: Medium body with not much carbonation. Decent.

D: Goes down easy, but almost in a watery sense. Decent.

All in all, don;t bother trying or hunting. The brew is ok and that's about it. An ok brew, but not a good or great brew. Comments to the brewer, try harder and expect better from your brewery. This is not at all good or great, try harder.

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Photo of Finn
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

murky, light orange, hazy color. smells, sweet and fruity, like an english ale. taste is pretty nice, a bit of round fruity flavor, mixed with a touch of maltiness, with a medium/light body and carbonation. overall a very drinkable session beer in the english vein.

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Photo of wedgie9
2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted on draft at Sugar Maple. Pours cloudy orange with an average white head that leaves heavy lace. Nose is simple with very light malt, hops, and yeast. The flavors have a little more depth with good citrus, bread malt, and good wheat flavors as well. Body us light with heavy carbonation and a mfuum bitter and wheat finish.

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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 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 mdwalsh
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a large, tight, white head, 3.5 fingers or so, with a decent little texture developing up top. The beer, while it has a lot of active carbonation, is rather hazy. Not particle-y but just not clear.

S: A lovely little tippler of a smell. A rather floral hoppiness, not at all citrusy. I'm getting something that I want to call buttery, but it isn't diacetyl. It's creamy and nice rather than offputting.

T: Again, that creamy, flowery taste. Almost like creamed honey. Not much of a malt profile, basic English Pale, but I do get a nice finishing bite from the hops.

M: Creamy, not nearly as light as I expected.

D: Very drinkable. I'd like to get some more of this beer, perhaps from some different batches or get in on tap. I like it, a lot I think, but I'm just not sure about something. I'll have to investigate more.

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Photo of Mdog
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Murky brown-orange, thin fading head.

Smell: Toffee, a kind of sour note, a little citrus.

Taste: Caramel, toffee sweetness balanced with underlying citrus.

Drinkability: Not bad, could have a couple in a sitting.

Definitely an English pale ale, more malt flavor than hops. Started out poorly as it looks pretty ugly, but the flavors are worth a try. A decent EPA.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light orange amber with a delicate head that fades quickly. The aroma is very fresh with slightly lemony herbal hops and some nice biscuity sweetness. The flavor is nicely balanced with a slightly grainy malt background and lemony, herbal hops. It also has a very fruity character to it, possibly from the yeast and it all comes together very well. This beer has a pretty firm bitterness that leaves me wanting for more hop flavor. This is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a nice crisp dry finish. Very drinkable, but not the most interesting EPA I have ever had.

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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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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 beerwolf77
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hooligans.

My pint glass arrived with a mostly clear golden yellow brew. The stark white head was a solid three fingers high. Lots of nice sticky lace is left around the glass after some settling.

The aroma is mild hops and pale malt. It has a rather nice sweet apple juice like quality to the nose. Maybe a touch of spice and yeast.

The flavor is right in line with most EPA's. Light hops with a fruity sweetness that simply wouldn't offend anyone. I get a hint of malt and some light spice in the finish.

Light body with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall a supremely drinkable beer. I managed to kill a handful of these throughout my lunch.

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Photo of irish
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 Long lasting lace, muted amber-gold color

3.5 Good nose that picks up on some of the fresh grains

4 Remarkablel malty taste: rich, fresh, robust, rounded. Not overbearing with hops, even in a day of over-hopped bitter bombs. In fact, even though I am finicky on this point, this one mad be just a tad shy of the ideal amount.

4.5 "Thick" mouthfeel (a compliment: the opposite of thin), but entirely within the class

4.5 Very drinkable, just enough heft to want to keep 'em coming, yet not overly full nor overly hopped. In fact, drinkability is a particular strength of this bad boy.

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

Dark pearish yellow with a slight hollow mustard cast. Small and bubbly capping and collar adjusts itself swiftly before fading to a thin ring. Lacing sticks with a few globular strings.

Aroma is partially toned in an ever so light fruityness and a even slighter grainy tint.

Taste is remarkably missing alot here as its incredibly mild flavor is beyond simple with some off grainyness, some tannin touches, and a puff of fruity malt.

Body is pale with a semi clean aspiration towards a mild medium light feel and a waft of malt to keep it from completely being a watery mess.

Very average amature stuff. A true disappointment.

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

A - Pours a clear, amber body that has small flakes in the beer. The head was about an inch and faded to a lace after a few minutes. Not sure if the flakes are due to the bottle sitting in my refrigerator so long but it looks interesting regardless.

S - Not a strong smell but there are signs of malts, grains along with sweet earthy notes. Not overly impressive but it fits the style.

T - Malts and grains balanced with sweet earthy notes and some hops. The carbonation brings it all together quite well. Not as full flavored as I would like but still a good beer nonetheless.

M - Grains and malts with a good transition to a sweet hop finish. Good carbonation throughout with a medium body.

D - Pretty easy drinking beer throughout. I could see myself having a six pack of this in a night.

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

a: golden amber in color with a light coating of white foam

s: pretty standard fare here, bready pale malt body carries some lightly fruity notes, leafy English hops with a mild lemon aroma

m: moderate level of carbonation and a light-medium body

t: good balance between a pale malt body and mild dried citrus rind hop notes, a little bready and a touch sweet, light-moderate bitterness level in the finish, it's a simple beer but it's also simple style

d: had to work through this one a bit, not as drinkable as it should be

standard pint at the Cabana Room in Madison

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Photo of DeeMented
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass beer mug.

The beer poured a hazy, golden amber color with a very thick, white head. The head faded rapidly into a frothy cap, and left a lot of pillowy lacing.

It smells of slightly sweet caramel, with a bit of pear. Maybe some citrus, but that pear aroma really takes over as it warms up. That's about all I could get on the nose of this one.

The mouthfeel was creamy, with a lot of carbonation, and a dryness that showed up somewhere in the middle and followed through at the finish.

It started off mildly sweet, with a very light, slightly spicy malt. The hops kicked in kind of early, then led to a slightly hops-bitter, very dry finish.

I found that there just wasn't that much flavor up front on this one, and the finish seemed overly dry to me. It was worth trying, but I doubt I'll be buying more.

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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 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 JohnQVegas
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass. Thanks to Jason (MBABJJ) once again!

Pours a cloudy copper, with a one-finger bone-white head that settles into a soapy cap fairly quickly. Not much in terms of stickage or retention.

Nose is a mix of cereal grains and some light caramel/honey sweetness, maybe a bit of apple, some floral hops on top of all.

Taste isn't bad at all. a light honey sweetness mixes with a cereal graininess, maybe a hint of floral hops towards the finish. some fruity, almost green-apple esters. Finish is floral, lightly bitter. Went quite well with a burger.

Mouthfeel is smooth, light carbonation that sparkles just a bit over a medium-light body.

Drinkability is nice as well; flavorful without being overwhelming, a restrained but very tasty beer. Glad I got the chance to try this one - really hit the spot.

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Photo of botham
2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Pours an amber color with sediment throughout, and a half finger of off white head that has poor retention and leaves light lacings.

Aroma is of floral hops up front, with a bit of pale malt thrown in. not much else. Lightly stale in the nose.

Taste is lightly floral, with a bit of bready malt and stale grain on the finish. Devoid of any real character and somewhat flabby on the palate. Not impressive.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and mildly crisp with an aftertaste of only a bit of stale grain.

Drinkability is decent. For a non-descript light amber ale, this gets the job done, but it just fades away without any distinct character.

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