dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle pours amber/copper with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, nuts, pine, and light earth. Flavor shows the same with a somewhat oxidized character to it. Overall body is moderate, dry, and lightly bitter. 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. Scipio (1044) - 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. 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. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a golden bronze with a thick frothy light tan head with lots of carbonation evident. Nose is a yeasty bread. Rich and creamy on the palate, the taste is of malts and grains with a nice crisp finish. A very enjoyable beer from a relative newcomer to the Milwaukee brewing scene. Pairs well with pizza or cheese and crackers.
drywallman (362) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
This one met the glass with a caramel color and a caramel malt to match. The head was dark beige and only short lived as expected. Hops were a matching herbal to counter the caramel. Nothing special, but a potential good session brew. backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light bronze with small off white head that quickly dissipates. Some patchy faint lacing. Aromas of malt and a bit of caramel. Taste is similar; light malt, caramel, a bit of hops. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Drinkable, but nothing really standing out for me. starewich (170) - - OCT 25, 2012
Very plain all-around, and a bit sour. Has a kick not seen in most amber but not enough of one to recommend solely because of it. hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
Good head. Nice amber color. Malty and hoppy nose slight fruit doughty bready undertone. Crisp an refreshing. Nice clean flavor. Good malt and hops balance. beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Good beer/ale with balanced flavor, aroma. Enjoyable because I can have a couple and not be overwhelmed with resin, malt, etc. Aroma is balance though subtle. Appearance is clean bright amber with a red hue. It did linger on the palate well, then cleared off the tongue nicely. Potential for a go to beer when not feeling adventurous.