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Outboard | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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98 Ratings

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 08-01-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Corny, Grassy, Clean, Grainy

MKB goes gets a little old school with this year-round brew, hits all the bells and whistles for the Cream Ale style. Built on being balanced the corn graininess settles in well with the malt character. Smooth with ample hopping from Columbus and Czech Saaz hops. It is difficult to brew a Cream Ale though MKB is certainly on the right path here. Regardless, very easy to knock back.

STYLE: Cream Ale | ABV: 5.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #94 (NOV 2014)

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3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i thought this a really serviceable cream ale, despite its low scores on here. the bottle popped open and the beer poured clear golden with some body into my glass, showing a solid half inch of lasting white head with decent ring lacing as i sip it down. the nose is sweet and fuller bodied, rich with grain character, fresh and bready, rustic even. the flavor is similar to the nose, with some longer lasting sweetness in small amount, and the slightest grassy hop presence in the finish. its rather basic beer, simple and not intended to be challenging, but it tastes real nice, and is supremely refreshing. carbonation is high, and it has enough body to satisfy a craft beer guy in addition to probably being quite appealing to the BMC drinker. good first beer from these guys, i have one other in my fridge i may dip into tonight.

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3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: hazy straw gold permeated by rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white foam cap with fair to poor retention.

S: sweet corn, very light fruit, faint hint of sulfur, cracker, very low levels of DMS (cooked creamed corn).

T: lightly sweet on the tongue with sweet corn, light fruit, moderate low bitterness and moderate low malty sweetness. Very faint cooked cream corn taste at the end with a faint trace of apple. It has more malt flavors as it warms.

F: Outboard is light and crisp with a medium light body and above average smooth carbonation.

O: This light flavored beer is easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really did have a creamy taste. Also very smooth. The look can be deceiving, it looks like an average American adjunct lager, which had me a little worried before I tasted it. But it feels much fuller in the mouth and it tastes exactly as labeled: a light, not very hoppy American ale with a moderate cream hint.

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3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth and refreshing. Pretty good cream ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Basically a second rate Spotted Cow.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Outboard from Milwaukee Brewing Company
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