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Shine On Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WJVII on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
200
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
14.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 200
Reviews by Wisconsin:
Photo of Wisconsin
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap last night

A - A nice pour from the bartender gave a nice, reddish brown body with a slight hazy aspect. Plenty of carbonation present along with a nice head that was a good finger and a half thick, even after having some of it poured out. Minutes later there was still a decent lace.

S - A rather bland smell. There was nothing aside from bread notes and faint malts that stood out. Faint amounts of caramel were present but much too weak.

T - A little better than the smell but not as full as I was hoping for. Malts and the bread notes are there along with faint sweet caramel notes. Floral hops are present as well, but toned down too much.

M - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Has a decent malt and bready yeast profile early, but it seems to die off towards the end. A nice amount of carbonation cleanses the palate for something bigger than what you get. Not enough caramel notes or hops to close this one out.

D - It certainly isn't the hardest beer to drink, but for the price, I doubt I will be seeking this one out anytime soon.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 77apm
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppity1
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fenlop54
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of deebo
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of pat61
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copper amber with a 1” lacy foam cap. Smell: Predominantly fresh bread nose. Taste: White bread in a glass with just a little crust. Finishes clean and crisp. Mouthfeel: Medium light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SPRichard
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled in Feb.
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a crystal clear aged copper body with a slight density to it and a strong carbonation supports a thin wispy film that soon breaks up.

S- The soft dry roasted malt hint is all that really shows up in the clean aroma.

T- The light tart hint leads to a slightly toasted malt flavor with a soft copper hop note in the finish. The finish is pretty dry.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz note and no alcohol heat.

O- The nice malt flavor is a bit soft with some odd metallic notes in the finish and the tartness was a bit out of place.

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Photo of Alex_Weinard
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of cokes
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lightly hazy, sunset golden orange with a modest white cap that dwindles somewhat quickly to a skim.
Dinner rolls aroma backed with cashews and crushed dead leaves.
Doughy in the mouth. That's the mainstay. Some nutskin astringency arises, as does a touch of honey sweetness. Yeast arrives in the middles with some brown paper bag oxidized note (and this is pretty fresh). Hops are meager but add some brown grass and fallen leaf notes late.
Medium-light body, somewhat pasty in feel, with a moderate carbonation up front that dies over time.
I'm not digging this so much.

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Photo of Sammy
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Sugar Maple. Some hop aroma. Light amber colour, three-quarters of an inch of retained head, light lace. Creamy mouthfeel, but lighter bodied. OK drinkability.Sweet malt with a little bitterness, herbal bitterness. Average beer overall.Little disapointing.

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Photo of whatname
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of GDBEERMAN
1.96/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into a tasting glass.

A: Pours a frothy, two finger head, which is light white. The amber body, shows good levels of carbonation.

S: The aroma is light on the biscuit and nutty aspect, but very well balanced and low levels of hop. A bit of a butterscotch, diacetyl
note.

TM: Body is nutty and very thin, ends way too quick. The flavor that is very light drops off so quick, that it makes the lingering finish or the lack of one a very poor aspect of this beer. Hop flavors are low and very mis-represented.

O: Overall, I thought that this would have not been half bad from the aroma, but this is a bland and low level of flavor that is truly a let down.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, riley's i presume

appearance: served in a standard ale asylum pint, clear amber body - light beige froth

smell: light caramel, apple, grain

taste: not a whole lot going on here - a beer for the masses perhaps. toasted grain, light apple sweetness, a touch of caramel

mouthfeel: light, slick

drinkability: just fine

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Shine On is a decent session amber ale. The beer pours clear (cut off before bottle settlement could invade) with soft amber color. A 1/2 finger think head forms initially then settles leaving some lace. The really isnt much scent save for waffes of caramel malt. The taste is a basic amber ale, the sweet malt stars and the bittering hops provide a nice finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light body with decent carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a single from Princeton Liquors and it's notched for April. Overall, this is a smooth, very bready beer with a light orange peel hop finish. There's malt-ball caramel taste in there too with the crust and toast notes. I certainly wouldn't mind if this brew were a bit more crisp or if the malts stood up better, but it's not a bad session beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear deep copper, with a finger of smooth and creamy off-white head. This maintains a nice rich frothiness (at least a ½ finger) that leaves back some very rich lacing which hangs in thick swathes. The aroma is grassy smelling with an overripe fruit presence. A pronounced doughy graininess gives this some thickness in the nose. I wouldn't exactly call this light and breezy but it's definitely got some flavor to it and eases up the feel in the nostrils some as this warms.

The taste gets things back on track, being lightly bitter with fresh citrus flavors and a spiciness that extends outwards across the palate. This works nicely against the sweet graham cracker crust character of the malts. Some leftover gentle dry spiciness soaks the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a soft creaminess that glides easily across the palate. A touch of sharpness in the body lends this some crispness.

This wasn't bad at all. The nose was a little heavy handed but I thought the flavors and body were well done and this had quite an all around refreshing feel to it. I'd wouldn't have any problem putting a few of these down.

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Photo of Rborre321
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with two fingers of white head that had very good retention before a thick cap forms. A large amount of lacing is left on the glass. The label on the bottle was a bit deceptive describing this beer as malty. Well, it is malty but there is also a nice hop presence. The hops are nicely featured in the aroma. Hints of apricots and pineapple. The malt adds a grainy and musty element. Hops also play a large part in the flavor. Again with the apricots and tropical fruit. The malt adds some sweetness but otherwise it is not really adding much overall. The flavor is light substantiating the session beer claim. The body is light and well carbonated. Would of liked to have a little more body but otherwise good. A nice tasting lighter beer that is inexpensive. Just what I am looking for in an everyday beer.

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Shine On Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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