Silver Creek Vintage Ale
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
An English-style Vintage ale brewed with Argentinian grown Cascade hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Snifter at Silver Creek. Burgundy brown body, thin beige head. Nutty brown ale in a way. Slightly warming, with some caramel. Maybe a hint of oak, this is pretty solid. Minimal hops, just enough to balance out the sweet caramel malt tones. Rather well balanced, this a respectable brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
"Sampled last weekend while in Cedarburg. Nice beer overall. Pours a murky brown colour with a beige head. Aroma you can immediately smell some soft booze sneaking through. Dark fruits and tree bark. Taste is full. Lots of effervescense, hearty and rich with black licorice, dark cherries and soft smoke. Really enjoyed this one!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On tap at Silver Creek brewpub. Dark and hazy reddish brown with a light tan topper. Aroma is sweet and malty with brown sugar, dark malts, dark fruit, tannins and alcohol. Taste is very sweet as expected with dark malts, brown sugar, alcohol, dark fruit, cherries, raisons and some alcohol. Moderate warming and nary a hop in sight but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2010
On tap. Murky brown/amber color. Creamy tan head. Aroma of alcohol, wood, and dark fruit. Slight ester taste with dark fruit, nuts, wood, toasted/roasted malts. Nice alcohol bite/finish. Moderately bitter taste/finish. Medium to full body. Complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Dark brown color with a scant thin layer of ecru bubbles. Aromas of dark stewed fruit, raw sugar, and hint of spice. More stewed fruit in the flavors with plums, dates, dark cherries and currants. A fairly strong stew base with a little bit of spiced rum. Light burn in the finish and linger and a bit of a return of lightly toasted malt in the linger. A nice winter extreme brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 Pours a dark hazy brown. Strong grapefruit flavor and aroma. Peppery alcohol flavor with dry finish. A bit fruity with fleeting spice and fruit esters. Aging would improve this unique offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2008
On draught at the brewpub/brewery in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. From an 8-oz snifter pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing and a film top. Allow this beer to warm up a wee bit before any aroma comes out. Aroma of sweetened caramel malt, some tart pear, raisins, and a touch of burnt brown sugar. Taste is full bodied, fruity, plenty of alcohol character with flavors of light brown sugar, raisins, and some dry spice. Finish has a mild bitterness with plenty of alcohol warmth with some caramel and hop aftertaste. Almost a Barley Wine character and aging will do some wonders to this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
On tap,fudy ,burnt sugar aroma,maybe with some treacle,nice malty hit, taste of brown sugar and burnt caramel sweetness ,with some touches of anise , seems smooth ,but occasionlly shows a slight bite, bitterness pops up in finish as the sweetness drys out. I thought this was one of the better stronger brews produced here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
8 oz snifter provided on-tap at the brewpub. Very dark hue that is almost opaque in nature. A bit surprising for the style, but does sit nicely in the glass. Strong aromas of an odd South American Varietal of hop I canít quite place at this time, candied yams, dates and raisins round out the aroma components of this brew. Nice body and mouthfeel, but an odd burnt sweetness start to take shape. Slight medicinal flavour, some fusels and a bit rough overall around the edges make me think this could have sat a bit longer to age out. Would be very interested to taste this with another year of age on it, but donít think this will last long.

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