mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Amber/copper color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malt. Flavor is dry yet smooth, malty yet balanced and has a nice toffee taste with a nutty hint. A wonderful brew.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nuts all the way, from the woody aroma, the hazy red-brown beer. Pours a nice off white head that lasts and laces. This beer is pecans and hickory nuts with some biscuits and honey. Woody with good body. Reminds me of an Anderson Valley Boont Amber, but not as hoppy.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes of bread, sour tart cherry, and a nice malty finish make this red/amber ale style a nice pour. Great color, too!
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer has a mildly hoppy aroma. It is a cloudy, sediment filled, orange-brown color with no head. It is moderately thick to on the tongue and produces a mild nutty taste. It finishes slightly sour and the taste fades fast.
euniceradio (406) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2016 12oz bottle to tulip. Pours bright clouded mahogany, white soapy head. Aroma of fig, brown sugar, pecan, red malts, caramel and raisin. Taste of same. Hop bitter dry finish. Mouthfeel is mod oily.
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a rich red amber with a medium tan head. aroma is malt and bread. A nice taste. some spice, some nut, and a hint of bitterness on the finish. Another nice number from Central Waters. Good beer!
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle from Steve’s Madison
Ar: Skunk. Way off. Some caramelly maltiness.
Ap: Light amber, relatively translucent, off-white 1" head.
T:Sweet, caramelly malt. Very mild hop balance.
P: Medium body, medium carbonation.
O: Way off. Got this from Steve’s about two months ago and it’s been in my fridge ever since. Huge disappointment, but I’m not by any means going to give up on Central Waters!
dekester1 (352) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a pale reddish amber with minimal head and lace. Aroma was of sweet malts with a slight fruity hint. Taste was primarily of malts with a moderate hop edginess to finish it off. Palate was decent. Overall, a decent amber brew althought I am not sure if I will necesssarily revisit give what else is out there.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this beer in a sample pack on my way through WI. It produced a soapy beige head on a clear red-brown body. Malts and a touch of herbal hops in the nose. Fruit malts in the flavor with herbal bitter piney notes. Touch of chocolate in the taste was unexpected and not welcome in a scotch ale. Strange metallic taste as well. Might have been a bad bottle.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sits a dark amber in color. Malts dominate, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, pecan, toasted butter, and a very light floral bite midway through. Smooth and drinkable all the way through.