brbueller (3) - Campbellsport, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I found this beer to be very enjoyable. You can taste the hops used in brewing yet there is no bitter aftertaste. Iíd highly recommend this to anyone who likes red ales
phoner (7) - - JAN 8, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the beer, but couldnít drink more than a few in one sitting. a crisp, rich, creamy feel in the lips.
jebert (439) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish copper with a fairly thin tan head. Nose is of malt and yeast. Nice texture- fairly creamy on the palate. Malt taste is most pronounced on the front with a doughy bread flavor in the middle and a hint of hops on the finish. Overall, a very good beer. Try it with burgers, brats or hot dogs off the grill.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Sprecher Brewing Company north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear copper colored brew with a thick off-white that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some floral and dry hops a hint of tropical fruit, and some Brazilian nuts. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and biscuit malt, floral hops and a hint of spice. Finish is slightly dry with a mild bitterness that quickly disappears. Somewhat close to the Sprecher Red Ale with a more dry bittern finish.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When I was growing up in West Bend, Wisconsin in the 60ís Lithia had a brewery on N. Main Street. It always smelled funny walking past it. And I never knew anyone who drank their beer (Lithia and West Bend Old Timers).
The folks who had it said it sucked. The brewery closed circa 1972 and the Walters brewing company bought the brand. THIS isnít bad. Lovely copper pour with a rich head. Nice floral/bakery/caramel nose. But a bit of metallic whiff in the nose is detected. This has a helluva lot more hops than any other red brew Iíve ever had. And, by the way, this is NOT made in West Bend. Itís made in Glendale by Sprecher. Good, but at $8.99 for a 6 pack this is wayyyyy over priced.
twindadplus2 (569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep coppery red color with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, sweet toffee and a bit of piney hops. Creamy palate with flavors of herbal hops, molasses and lightly roasted malt. The finish is long and nicely bitter. I actually enjoyed this one more than I thought I would.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Hazy red-brown. Respectable creamy beige/off-white head. Creamy cherry-vanilla aroma. Iím not a big fan of Ambers/Reds, but this is ok, not mindblowing World Class. Creamy finish, rather mild and inoffensive. Not one Iíd ever seek out again, but respectable enough...getís old fast, non-quality feel to it. Fake-me-out corporate beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. loose bottle, $1.50 @Woodmanís. Nice start with a rich amber/red pour, a few particles, but otherwise clean with plenty of bubbles and a big bubbly head. Smell has some decent malt to it, and itís a bit mineral-like. Taste is pretty nice, with some good caramel malts. Some bitterness that I think is English with a touch of Northern Brewer. The label reads "Brewed with the finest mineral waters," which makes me think there is a mineral taste as well as smell.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a lovely shade of amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet honey and redder fruity notes with accents of pine and sweeter versions of the aforementioned malts.. I donít know what it was about this, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found an infusion of molasses to join honey at the core.. nondescript bitterness plus salty character surrounded, and a touch of alcohol heat joined residual sugars and bitterness on the finish.. quite muddled. Lighter-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. lots of residual sugars at the end, but also some nice piney bitterness.. all in all a very drinkable brew.
dekester1 (285) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep red amber with a light head that faded quickly to minimal lacing. Aroma was of sweet malts with a fruity hint. The taste began with malts with a ever-so-slight hint of nuttiness followed by moderate hop finish. The palate was decent to good. Overall, this is nice red ale, although the hop bitterness was a bit too much for my taste. Definitely decent quality though.