#015 Inaugural Red
Wisconsin Brewing Co.

#015 Inaugural Red#015 Inaugural Red
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From:
Wisconsin Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.28 | pDev: 14.33%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
29
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 29, 2017
Added:
Jun 13, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  13
SCORE
78
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Rated: 5 by dkkrumrei from Minnesota

Nov 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by CesarLopes from Brazil

May 08, 2017
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
8/4...pours fresh reddish amber with foam that settles out. Bready toffee nose, faint hop. Some cola notes. Cherry sweet harsh bitter. Astringent throughout. Watery mouthfeel. So so.
Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is very malty, a variety of breads with a hint of tobacco. The flavor is bread/malts, fruit/dark fruit, a hint of tobacco and a mix of earthy and mild tartness in the finish.
Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.11 by scaliasux from Wisconsin

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Mar 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.19 by BWW_OC from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2016
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Rated by Chiefvanzuiden from Wisconsin

3.22/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the hotel. Nice color, light head, smooth taste...not a lot of hops but a smooth slightly caramel malty taste. Very easy to drink.
Jan 28, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured out a clear, reddish color with a small white head of foam. It smelled of bready malt with touch of grassy hops. It had a sweet malty flavor with a grassy hop bitterness. It was crisp and smooth.
Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by ngaron from Michigan

Jan 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.03 by twb0392 from Wisconsin

Jan 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Ottoj55 from Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Deep red color, whitish head, no lacing. Malty smell, no apparent hops. Sweet malty taste. Light crisp mouthfeel. If a beer were aiming to be average in every way then this would win a prize.
Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Farral from Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2015
 
Rated: 2.58 by yeaprolly from Washington

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.3 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Nov 05, 2015
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Reviewed by vainosuomi from Virginia

3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Thick,creamy light brown head. Deep amber/red color. Faint, caramel malt smell. Toasty grain and sweet malt flavor, limited on the yeast and hops. Clean finish, medium body, average to low carbonation. An easy drinker; nothing special but not bad at all.
Oct 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Oct 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by WillWrkForBeer from Ohio

Oct 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by northcoastwolf from Wisconsin

Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Oct 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Oct 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by McIrish from Wisconsin

1.89/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
This brew has a flat taste with the first sip and it does not improve as one drains the bottle. The color and head are fine with a fair aroma. But I have now consumed two bottles of a six pack and I can't envision drinking the rest.
I would like Wisconsin Brewing Company to succeed but this won't do it. Pretty bad stuff when compared to the local competition around Madison.
Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.1 by KingBiscuit from Illinois

Aug 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Bingja18 from Wisconsin

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.55 by thebigredone from Wisconsin

Jul 23, 2015
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Reviewed by dhannes from Wisconsin

3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Updating my earlier review with the second sample, this time poured into a Perfect Pint:

L=Rich dark red, with nice foamy head.

S=Maltiness, with sweetness--raisin or brown sugar.

T=A faint malt backbone with sweetness...very little hops.

F=Not much body or carbonation...a bit too watery.

O=Another good, but not great, offering from WBC. Definitely designed to be a session beer, which it achieves. That said, the flavor is very faint--reminded me of a Killian's more than a Wisconsin Amber.
Jul 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark copper, amber body, two finger offwhite head with good retention, lots of lacing. Looks a bit too dark for me, but what do I know? Nose is malty; primarily toffee and grains; a bit of caramel, toasted grains, a bit of a floral nose. Flavour is similarly malty, but with a nice toasted grain presence, caramel, toffee. Minerals. There isn't much else; it's very toffee forward. Not bad, but a fairly boring, straightforward malty flavour profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, just with a bland amount of depth and finish. Overall, a decent drinker, but I would expect a beer of this quality and flavour profile to be cheaper than this.
Jul 14, 2015
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Reviewed by TheSSG from Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a dense, frothy, tan head. Soft malt aroma with a hint of toasted malt. Lustrous crimson color. Starts with an interesting mix of toasted malt, sweet malt, and caramel. There are floral hop behind this, and there is a slight peak in that, with a precipitous drop back into maltiness. The finish is biscuits with a touch of caramel.

This isn't too bad. I'm never a fan of caramel notes, so this isn't a big hit with me, but it's commendable and a really nice mix of malt flavors. Nice job by whatever kids puts this one together.
Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 2.88 by Shy5 from Oregon

Jul 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.08 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Jun 13, 2015
#015 Inaugural Red from Wisconsin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 38 ratings