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:
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Added by WJVII on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
201
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
14.54%
 
 
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1
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17
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Localdrinklax
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of engberg88
4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of drpimento
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at a cool temperatue with a nice sized, cream colored, foamy, slightly frothy head that settles down and plenty of lace. Color is a clear, honey amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is mild - malt, hints toffee, fruit, and hop. Flavor's like nose and just about as mild with good carbonic tang to balance the bitter and sweet. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and easy drinking. Not bad overall for a basic, malty amber.

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Photo of Greggy
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours an amber red with white head. Good lacing.

S- Faint biscuit and grains.

T- Starts with some graininess and some subtle biscuit. That's about it...boring.

M- Appropriate carbonation. Overall, smooth.

O- Very simple amber. Not much going on. Would love some complexity.

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Photo of seeswo
3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of danielp215
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of charliedvrs
3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light copper amber with a slight, fizzy white head that leaves a bit of lacing down the side of the glass. The nose is mostly sweet, caramel malts with a bit of orange citrus hops. The taste follows suit with a biscuit malt flavor and a slight bit of hoppy bitterness rounding out each sip. The overriding bread flavor is reminiscent of a german helles. Mouthfeel is creamy and light body with a sweet, crisp finish. This beer threw me for a bit of a loop. It doesn't really come across as a red ale, or even a pale ale - but there's nothing that particularly stands out about it either. Overall, a solid though unspectacular brew.

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of minneapolitanjim
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jsprain1
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours amber with a pretty big white head. Good retention and some lacing.
S- Aroma is nutty, with some biscuity character. A fair bit of sweet caramel as well.
T- The flavors are good but they disappear too quick. Biscuit, nutty, and some light caramel.
M- Thin body. Medium light carbonation. Lacks the substance I would hope for from this beer.
O- It's an ok beer, but it lacks the substance I would hope for. Decent but disappointing.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lurpy1
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle, poured into a, oh, I don't know what the hell it was, not a bottle though. Light amber pour with a little bit of head. Citrus and hops announce themselves in the smell. Very clean. Taste is also clean, but also meek. Could use a lot more flavor. Makes for an easy drinking beer but also seems to lack substance. My wife, who tends towards the farmhouse style, was quite impressed,but while it's a long way from drain pour, this beer underwhelmed me. Just too damn tame. I will pursue other CW beers but not this one.

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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 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 Lemke10
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a Mix & Match 6-pack of Central Waters beer at Star Liquor in Ashland Wisconsin for $8.99 in Spring 2011.

Pours a clear medium amber color. Doesn't have much of a head but does leave a nice layer of lacing on the top. Not too strong of a scent with a little wheat and sweet malts. Has a nice taste to it but it's rather weak compared to most other Central Waters Brews. Has some taste of roasted malts, a little nutty flavor, and a little hoppy spice to it. Can defiently tell this is a summer brew. Not terrible by any means but could use a littl improvment in the texture and taste category.

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