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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scipio (831) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Clear orange-amber with a two finger rocky taupe topper fading moderately with splotchy lacing. Aroma is on the milder side with caramel, grains, a hint of toffee and I swear I smell Lake Michigan in there too. Some mild hops appear upon warming. Taste is on the lighter side as well with light caramel, toasted malt and some grassy hops. Bitterness is barely evident on the finish and the body is a tad oily.

   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
12 oz bottle from the pig. Translucent copper pour with a small white head that soon fades to a film. The aroma is mild and indistinct with sweet grains. The flavor is more sweet grains, spicy hops and a bit of vegetable essence. The palate is medium-light with soft carbonation. Finishes short and dry. Overall: meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark gold to amber pour with a nice foamy cream-colored head. Aroma is nut and malt. Palate is moderate. Taste is malty, but with a bit of astringency.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to Andy and Secret Krampus. Dark amber pour with a small khaki head. Aromas of water and malt. Slight bread and caramel. Pretty much no hop character. Bland, bland, bland. At least no major flaws. This is just water with a bit of caramel and bread flavor to it. Mild sweetness, no bitterness or hop character, and nothing enjoyable at all. At least it’s not offensive, I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
This beer pours a cloudy orange w/ a scant white head. It has a very mild nose that is mostly nutty malt character. It has mild carbonation and is unfortunately a bit watery as well. Its short finish is just a touch of earthy bitterness. There’s nothing really outright wrong w/ this beer--no strong off-flavors or anything--but it is remarkably bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Tap. Pours to an amber body with a white head. The aroma is nasty with lots of diacetyl and butterscotch. Similar flavor and totally flawed. The palate is average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle pour sample at Big Bay. Filtered caramel amber body. Horrendous nasty amber malt aroma. Equally bad taste, this is really quite unpleasant. Nasty garbage off undertones. Big diacetyl oddness. Pretty weird to pay for this. Offensive. Putrid.

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