Wrath | St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-02-2013

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.4% ABV.

A - An aggressive pour crowns this hazy copper beer with a tall and long-lasting off-white head. Chunky lace clings to the glass' surface after the suds have settled.

S - Earth-forward, Wrath has an English-American hop aroma of grass, wood chips, and bitter grapefruit peel followed by a tame malty aroma consisting of toast and very light caramel sweetness. Wrath doesn't bring it's namesake, instead, it's rather tame.

T - A little more malty in flavor, Wrath has some toasted white bread flavor with honey sweetness drizzled on top and finished out with subtle earthy hops who's profile is much less noticeable here than in the aroma. The yeast floating in the beer adds a "yeasty" like flavor to the brew though; no spicy or fruity esters, just "yeasty".

M - Nicely carbonated and light bodied leaning towards a more medium feel, Wrath is somewhat crisp and clean on the finish with balanced malt sweetness and hoppy bitterness for a nice and easy drinking amber.

O - I'm happy to see another local brewery bottling their offerings but Saint Francis' first release in it's seven deadly sins series entitled Wrath is anything but it's namesake. This amber ale highlights very little malt or hop character or depth, deciding to go with sheer ease of drinkability. By no means does it make Wrath a bad beer, it's just another beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Pours a light copper color with a short lived head that does leave some lacing on the glass. Good clarity, pretty good looking brew. The aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel.

The taste has a saccharine sweetness with some caramel and toffee. Slight bitterness cuts the sweetness slightly but doesn't stop from cloying.

Light bodied, overcarbonated brew that is a bit too dry for style. Its a drinkable brew but falls short from the benchmarks of the style.

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Photo of Mugenlude
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Reddish orange amber body, frothy foam at first, intricate halo of lacing in the glass.

Nutty specialty malt aroma.

Apple fruitiness, multigrain bread from the specialty malts. Pretty simple and straightforward. Light to medium bodied, slightly astringent yet fairly drinkable. Wouldn't really put this in a class above average. Definitely misnamed...

Thanks to Severstad for this one!

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Photo of BWirtz
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tommy5
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riik3
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Red Robin, Greenfield, WI:

Pours reddish copper with a thin, creamy, lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of a mild "red ale" caramel with a vague earthy touch.

The taste is of steely caramel with a dry-ish floral finish. Basic, but nice.

It has a creamy, light, fluffy body. Very easy to drink. Light, but not too watery or fizzy.

It is a nice, light version of the style. I ordered the 22 oz. and had the first half before I ate, and the second half went well enough with the BBQ Burger I ordered.

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Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of d5001986
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance is a deep orange-red speckled with yeast, minimal white head.

Smell is sweet honey.

Taste is very malt forward. A very predominant honey taste, with toffee and finishes with a light hop bitterness.

Overall not a bad brew, I'd drink it again.

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Photo of BoJengs
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ShawnL
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jesticals
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drpimento
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Kind of a meh beer. Nothing wrong with it, but nobody seemed to go out of their way to do anything special either. Appearance is a smallish, cream-colored, short lived head, a little lace and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is a faint malt fruit. Flavor is malt, carbonic tang, a little bittersweet, a bit of medicine. Body is dominated by aggressive carbonation. Somewhat limp wrath.

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Photo of BYOFB
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of woosterbill
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A: Hazy walnut-hued body under an inch of fine ecru head. Very good retention, great lace. Nice.

S: Very malt forward, with raw grain, caramel, and toastiness. Some slight herbal hoppiness, too. Ok.

T: Sweet, toasty maltiness dominates, with some apple and apricot fruitiness midway through and a straightforward finish featuring herbal hops and a bittersweet aftertaste.

M: Mouth-filling effervescence dominates a medium body. Enjoyable.

O: Pretty forgettable, but inoffensive. I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six on a visit to WI, having never heard of the brewery, and I can't say I'm eager to seek out more.


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Photo of jera1350
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JeffSK
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ottoj55
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a 1 liter stein of this at a beer garden. Its a slightly hazy copper amber. Malt forward aroma and taste. First taste impression didn't remind me of ambers, just something hiding in the malt I couldn't pin down. Medium mouthfeel. Alright amber, would drink again.

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Photo of a_f7
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wrath from St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant
3.31 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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