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

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Added by WJVII on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
202
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
14.54%
 
 
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1
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17
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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 spycow
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Dick's Last Resort pilsner glass in me sister's gaff in low altitude Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. Bottled in October.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Smooth creamy malts, minimal floral hopping, caramel, and butterscotch. Sweet malts. a moderate strength aroma.

T: Pale malts, butterscotch, caramel, and minimal floral hops. Honey? Balanced but underwhelming. I like it, but there's no complexity or subtlety here. Tasty but lacking.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nectary. Slightly overdone carbonation. Good thickness.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable but forgettable. I doubt I'd knowingly get this again unless the price point was incredible. Try it but don't expect greatness. A solid beer for the style but ultimately somewhat underwhelming.

C+

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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 XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of billab914
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy pale orange with a nice deep color to it. Lots of carbonation on this one was evident from the very start. Huge chains of bubbles just cascading from the bottom of the glass up towards the top, continually reinforcing the foam layer on top. There were a nice three fingers or so high layer of white foam that formed on the top almost immediately upon the pour, which was very nice to see. This settled after a few moments, but not before depositing copious amounts of side glass lace. Now, for an amber ale, I have to say this looked more like an IPA, which would suit me just fine.

The aroma was loaded down with rich hop notes. Lots of floral tones here coming off almost immediately, which again was very good to see. Rich orange and tangerine, were interlaced with a good amount of malted grain that gave it a little more depth in the overall scheme of things. Very nice blend of aromas, but still leaning heavily on the hops here for support. The flavor was spot on for an IPA, so I am not sure why it is called an amber. To be honest, I liked this one a good bit more then the IPA, as it had a nice balance to it. Some hints of cereal grains and a touch of what almost tasted like corn was floating around, but by far the most predominant flavors were that of the citrus hops. Light flavors of orange were quite sweet and light, not bending your taste buds, but definitely showing their strength here. Lots of complexity here, especially for an amber, and honestly one the easiest drinking ales I have had

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Photo of mdfb79
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

I needed to finish my mixed sixer at Sendik's, so I figured I'd give this guy a shot. It pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises caramel laced with orange peel. Nothing more, nothing less. The taste doesn't wanna stray from the smell, but it does: The orange peel is a bit out-of-season, and the caramel is a bit more buttery than before. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a very lightly prickly feel. Overall, a decent brew, but nothing I really wanna have again.

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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 imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jwc215
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours slightly hazed copperish amber with a thin lasting head. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel with a musty undertone.

The taste is of caramel with vague dried citric sour fruity aftertaste. Sweetish with a metallic dryness in the finish.

It is somewhat fizzy. Rather abrupt, slightly watery finish.

Because of the odd finish and things just not coming together greatly, I wouldn't "session" this.

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Photo of Duff27
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Half inch fizzy beige head on a clear light ruby red body. Leaves a color with a tad bit of head retention. No lacing.

S- Pale and caramel malts. Not a lot of hop presence.

T- Bready malt character with a hint of citrus and caramel sweetness. Again not much hop presence at all. Nothing off putting, but nothing to excite the palate either.

M- Prickly carbonation. medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

D/O- Very drinkable and I'm sure refreshing on a hot day. I really think a BMC fan could get into this. Having said that, unless BMC was the only thing else available, I'll pass.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Bottled On: Dec

Pours a nice hazy amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is mostly malty, slight hop note, and some caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, slight hop note, caramel. Medium body, dry finish. Drinkable, a tasty little brew.

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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 enelson
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a glass..

Shine on sports a nice looking amberish orange look in color and I got a inch of foam from a stealth pour into the pint glass. No stickage though. Smell is fruity, not cloying, a fair amount of pale malt with others, barley, some candy scents. Taste is weird for a amber, it's more fruity forward and less caramel in taste, that may be becauser Im on the East coast and we mound that malt up IMO. All in all interesting albeit a bit off style. The feel is a step above light and the carb is there and not overpowering, I drank it with ease but it left me confused in the end.

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Photo of fredmugs
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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 beerthulhu
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark reddish orange tones with a tannish creamy-frothy like head that was lengthy in stay. Carbonation was healthy, strong, and quick paced. Lacing was moderate.

S: Gentle hay, fresh pale grains, green flowery hops mixes with some semi-dry apple and lemon peel.

T: Apple citrus flavor with some soft hay backing. Some background toastedness, caramel, just enough to give you an appreciation while still maintaining a pale, grainy and straw like taste. Green hops, leafy, warming flowers, almost nobel like.

M: Medium consistency, medium carbonation, syrupy texture and flowery pollen coats the tongue there-after.

O: Overall easy drinking, fresh grainy pilsner like feel with some caramel sweetness, light bodied, not heavily hopped, some nobel flower indications and goes down smoothly enough. Nice flowery fade that lingers gently behind.

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

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 akorsak
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another 12 oz bottle from Al's.

A: This amber ale is also amber (see Ouisconsing), also clear, also with a finger of head that has laced over. So many similarities, so why a separate ale? Only the website reveals the MREA clues.

S: More pale malts, biscuit primarily. The nose is not very exciting. Vegetal hops, quite green, hang around.

T: The taste is significantly different from the Ouisconsing. Here, the hops are leafier, more vegetal against the hmalts. The biscuit flavors, toasted, hang around admirably, especially with the lower carbonation in the ale.

M: The mouthfeel is malt-centric, toasted with just a bit of hoppy bitterness. Another quaffable amber from CW.

D: Appreciate the ale for what it is, a simple amber. The toasted flavor is more prominent here, as it a vegetal hoppiness.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Shine On Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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