Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Picked up 12-oz bottles at Sendik’s in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light copper amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates, some extra carbonation, and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, a hint caramel, and some floral hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, extra carbonation, with tastes of caramel malt, grassy hops, light yeast and roasted nuts. Finish is semi-dry, a tad gritty with a mild/sharp bitterness that hides most malt and ale character. An extra light pale ale is the best to describe this amber ale. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
12 oz bottle.
It pours a apple cider amber with a foamy white head.
It doesn’t have much of a smell, but what it is is standard amber ale scents.
The taste is a bit more pleasing. The malt however is too buttery for me It has a little bit of a hop accent but not too much.
It is a boring beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-28-2010 22:59:15 TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Sample at beerfest. Nice amber ale, lacks any type of hops punch. Good color, solid caramel malts. Scipio (1215) - 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. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Clear orange-amber with a two finger rocky taupe topper fading moderately with splotchy lacing. Aroma is on the milder side with caramel, grains, a hint of toffee and I swear I smell Lake Michigan in there too. Some mild hops appear upon warming. Taste is on the lighter side as well with light caramel, toasted malt and some grassy hops. Bitterness is barely evident on the finish and the body is a tad oily.
DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
12 oz bottle from the pig. Translucent copper pour with a small white head that soon fades to a film. The aroma is mild and indistinct with sweet grains. The flavor is more sweet grains, spicy hops and a bit of vegetable essence. The palate is medium-light with soft carbonation. Finishes short and dry. Overall: meh. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark gold to amber pour with a nice foamy cream-colored head. Aroma is nut and malt. Palate is moderate. Taste is malty, but with a bit of astringency. brian60625 (756) - 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. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to Andy and Secret Krampus. Dark amber pour with a small khaki head. Aromas of water and malt. Slight bread and caramel. Pretty much no hop character. Bland, bland, bland. At least no major flaws. This is just water with a bit of caramel and bread flavor to it. Mild sweetness, no bitterness or hop character, and nothing enjoyable at all. At least it’s not offensive, I guess.