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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Our Boatilla Amber Ale is brewed using a blend of Pale 2 Row and Cara Munich malts that give it a beautiful, deep reddish hue. It’s well balanced, but has a bolder maltiness than our Kölsch. Boatilla is the perfect beer for those summer evenings spent floating on the water with friends and family.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is malty, with bread, buts, and a bit of caramel. Taste isn’t extremely complicated either. More caramel comes out and there is some noticeable yeast flavors. I find a butterscotch taste in here as well. Some bitterness here. Short aftertaste of caramel and nuts. Light in body with a more thin texture. Nothing really all that special here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Boatilla didn’t have much flavor, and what it did have was sort of funky. There wasn’t a whole lot of aroma, but at least it had a nice copper color. I hope Big Bay takes a stab at tweaking the recipe because Milwaukee could use another good amber microbrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a golden bronze with a thick frothy light tan head with lots of carbonation evident. Nose is a yeasty bread. Rich and creamy on the palate, the taste is of malts and grains with a nice crisp finish. A very enjoyable beer from a relative newcomer to the Milwaukee brewing scene. Pairs well with pizza or cheese and crackers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
This one met the glass with a caramel color and a caramel malt to match. The head was dark beige and only short lived as expected. Hops were a matching herbal to counter the caramel. Nothing special, but a potential good session brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light bronze with small off white head that quickly dissipates. Some patchy faint lacing. Aromas of malt and a bit of caramel. Taste is similar; light malt, caramel, a bit of hops. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Drinkable, but nothing really standing out for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
starewich (170) - - OCT 25, 2012
Very plain all-around, and a bit sour. Has a kick not seen in most amber but not enough of one to recommend solely because of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
Good head. Nice amber color. Malty and hoppy nose slight fruit doughty bready undertone. Crisp an refreshing. Nice clean flavor. Good malt and hops balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Good beer/ale with balanced flavor, aroma. Enjoyable because I can have a couple and not be overwhelmed with resin, malt, etc. Aroma is balance though subtle. Appearance is clean bright amber with a red hue. It did linger on the palate well, then cleared off the tongue nicely. Potential for a go to beer when not feeling adventurous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrPhield (10) - Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This is a BEAUTIFUL beer! Lacks the aroma I would expect when looking at the beautiful amber color. In reading the intent of the brewery I thought they did a great job brewing this beer. They lightened the finish with out compromising the body which I thought had a great roasted malt taste, with a hint of sweetness and maybe a little nutty flavor, but I think that is where I got the sweetness from.

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