Shine On Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Shine On AleShine On Ale
201 Ratings
Shine On AleShine On Ale

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

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

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Photo of McCranky
1.55/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

this was an absolute pour for me. i usually love the offerings of Central Waters; but i just couldn't get past the "1 note" flavor profile of this beer. this beer is all grain, all malt, no hops whatsoever. it's very unbalanced, and just plain bad. sorry Central Waters! I'll be back to try some Happy Heron, or Glacial Trails...but never this one again...

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Photo of jrallen34
1.82/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into my new Darkness tulip...Pours a medium copper with a thin light tan head...A horrible aroma of rye and vomit and sawdust, yum can't wait to try this...The taste is even worse, its stale vomit. I can't even drink this.

This is a horrible beer that should be avoided at all times. Not even worth the tick.

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1.96/5  rDev -41.5%
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

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 Beerlover
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Steasy66
2.22/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A- Golden, half finger dense off-white head.
S- Nothing to speak of here.
T- Strange, hard to describe, tastes somewhat like skunked ruthless rye maybe?
M- Fine, hard to get past the strange taste.
O- Won't be buying again.

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Photo of deebo
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of fuzzcherry
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of horsediggs101
2.28/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of meatyard
2.46/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear, amber color with a 2-finger, white head that has decent retention with a thread or two of lace.

The smell is grassy and grainy.

Thee taste is more grain and a boring, nothing pleasant flavor that did absolutely nothing for me. The graininess lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light & dry.

Drinkability: Maybe a BMC drinker would like this though there is nothing particularly interesting about this for a beer drinker looking for aroma and flavor; it does seem to have a low ABV so that you could drink a bunch if you were only looking for some calories. So far, the 3 CW beers I've had have been mediocre+ at best. I've heard good things about them so I hope they start sending their good beers this way soon.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.69/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a transparent shade of orange with a huge 3 finger white head. The lacing is spotty, and a little blah. But I like the huge head

S- very mild piney hops. Very minimal and blah

T- really...mild. Almost smoky...mild pine. Not a lot going on here

M- kinda thin, actually, Very underwhelming

D- drinkable, I guess...but there are SO MUCH better ambers on the market than this one. This comes off more like an amber lager than an ale...the hops are so muted that it's a huge turnoff.

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Photo of Rborre321
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Lurkerson
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of atone315
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of rfdracing
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of tommyd313
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of mrmitsui29
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of mfl620ks
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of fredmugs
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of brewcrew12
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Westuh
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of JLeege
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled in April, poured into a standard pint

Appearance- Pours a light copper color, crystal clear, with a frothy two fingers of white head. Good retention and lace left behind.

Smell- Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. A little caramel malt sweetness and that is about it.

Taste- A little caramel malt again. A breadyness throughout the drink, with a hint of darker fruits. Fairly grainy on the finish. A bit watery, even metallic.

Mouthfeel- light body with medium carbonation.

Overall- Unimpressed with this offering. A session beer it may be, but it is really bland. The sales of this brand may support a good cause, but it is a very unmemorable beer.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a amber-orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes into minimal lacing. The aroma is of caramel and sugar. The taste is just plain sweet. There is no real malt character, just a general sweetness. It is like a glass of sugar water. The taste and aroma of this beer are painfully simple. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer is a real disappointment. I will not be drinking this again, and would not recommend it to others.

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Photo of bplabernie
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mjpolzin
2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is nothing special BUT for someone who isn't really into drinking a lot of fine tasting craft beers, I would feel comfortable offering this to someone as a nice standard beer but one that was a step above your mainstream light beers. With it being the summer season now, this one also goes down easy so it would be good for a grill out or something of that sort.

It struck me as being very carbonated. When I poured it into the glass, there was a lot of bubbles and fizz. The taste was slightly bitter with a little sweetness/caramel. It tasted about like a red ale should taste but a little weak and I guess since it is about 4.5 abv, it is what you would expect.

So like I said, not great for me but as an "entry level" beer for someone looking to taste some craft brews, it would serve its purpose.

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Shine On Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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