Shine On Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by WJVII on 08-08-2009

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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Glarus glass on 8/14/12

Bottled on: Notched on the line between May and Jun

The appearance is a rustic honey-amber with brown singes. The head is just short of one finger. Though retention is a thinner layer, it does hold for quite some time. Very good wall of lace.

Malt has a sturdy presence in the aroma with notes of buttered bread, toasted grains, sweet crackers and biscuit dust. Faint lingerings of sweetness a la pollen or honey. I find it quite expressive for such a modest aroma.

The taste is similar, though more inclined toward a buttered, raw honey-drizzled biscuit. Lightly toasted overtones throughout. Ghost notes of light fruits drift about, rounding things out. There's a mild hop twinge, as well.

The feel is reasonably crisp, with a light-medium body. Average carbonation is well-weighted to the feel if the beer. The carbonation thins out very nicely over time.

Overall impression: An easy drinking, tasty beer. I had no idea what to expect with this one, but I've been pleasantly surprised.

Side note: While I was drinking it, I had no idea what style it was. Interesting to see that it's an amber ale. Huh.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DreaminBeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. A little over one finger of frothy, off-white head. Retention is about average and a very small ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty with a light floral hoppiness. A bit of dry nuttiness as well. Simple, but quite pleasant.

4.0 T: Like the nose, but even more well rounded. Plenty of toastiness, light floral hop flavor, nuttiness, and a balancing neutral malt sweetness.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp with a light creaminess. Good here.

4.5 D: Super tasty, clean, and infinitely drinkable. This is a damn good amber ale despite how retarded the label is.

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Photo of brewcrew12
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of mattafett
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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5/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of Steasy66
2.22/5  rDev -34.1%
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 MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Cougar990
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Joeyuwp
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mdimeglio
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Shine On Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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