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Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Irish Red Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
A reddish cousin to English pale ales, only slightly sweeter. This is a malty, yet lightly hopped beer that is light bodied as well - it would make any Irishman come back for another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in Marshfield, Wisconsin and served on nitro at the brewery’s taproom in Amhert, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper penny amber brew with a creamy off-white head that the nitro pours renders excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a touch of toffee, fruity character and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth and creamy via nitro pour with flavors of sweet malt, some toffee, apricots and caramel. Finish is smooth and creamy with a rich caramel malt aftertaste is quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 5, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hezron, thanks Nathan!) Slightly hazy and dark ruddy-amber in color, this beer shows a considerable amount of carbonation bubbles rusing very swiftly through the beer, like there was some urgent convention to attend. What’s the hurry? The off-white head pours tall and fluffy, settling to a quarter-inch layer and holding there, leaving some lacing in its wake. The nose is malty and mildly sweet, similar to a brewery after malting, and with pretty much no hops getting in the way of the malt party. Mmm, this is really tasty. Only lightly sweet, but with a very toasty and lightly bready maltiness, and only a slight bitterness in the finish. I’ll say it again, mmm, really tasty. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, pleasant and easy mouthfeel. Nothing less than a delicious, flavorful, well-crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2004
dark brown/amber, not really red. malty yeasty aroma, not much hops. kind of nutty, i think i taste pistachio in there somehow. malty body, good thickness. finishes a little bitter, not much aftertaste. definitely a drinkable beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Hazed copper color with a billowing pillow of beige small bubbles. Fig and lightly toasted malt aromas. Smooth liquid feel. Malt richness abounds. Toast and butterscotch flavors. Nothing real complex, but long and lasting flavors. Light nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2004
Hazy copper body, not much head. The aroma has lots of caramel and apple fruitiness. Big malty flavor, mostly caramel and butterscotch. Smooth finish has some nutty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Pours to a gorgeous reddish amber color with a medium thickness creamy tan off white head that disapates to a ring around the glass with spotted lacing. The aroma is yeasty, bready, doughy, caramel, toasted malts, and a light apple. Unfortunately, the once strong aroma becomes weak within a minute. The flavor is rich with toasted malt and butterscotch. Lightly carbonated mineral water flavor in the finish. Think San Pellegrino (the only carbonated mineral water that I think is drinkable). I bet it’s the calcium and sulfate that I like in it. Anyways, the palate is slick and medium bodied. Not too shabby for an IRA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Reddish amber color, dusty off-white head with a creamy ring. Aroma is sort of a raw, dry grainy predominance... along with some sweet brown sugary backing. Taste is quite the same... maybe just some slight sour-ish hops in there. Its pretty good drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2005
clear copper color, creamy/foamy off-white head. aroma is sweet malt, HONEY! a little caramel, maybe a little bit apple. flavor is sweet malty and bready like a brioche. pretty high carbonation. some nuttiness and a little bit of sour grassy hop in the finish. thanks secret santa 1FastSti!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
a nice even amber color w/ a small white head w/ out any lacing. Smells fairly malty w/ hints of bread dough and some light fruits. Palate is fairly middle of the road. Flavor is a grainy light malt some bread and some light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Dark red color with no head. Malty aroma with a definite maple hint. Very smooth taste of sweet malts. Kind of biscut-like, if that makes sense. Almost buttery finish.

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