Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2007
Pick up a bottle from Trigs in Wausau, Wisconsin. Poured a clear light reddish amber with an ivory cream head. It had some nice lacing as this went down. Nose sensed caramel, toast grains, brown sugar, and nut. Grainy through the mouth with bitterness around the tongue. Flavors of caramel, and some toffee hops. An average red ale Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Sampler flight at the brewery. Closer in flavor and color to an Amber than a Red. Thin-ish head, malty and hoppy nose, flavor of thick caramel malts with a hint of alcohol on the finish. JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pours light copper with thin head. Very watery aroma, little malt maybe... Mild flavor light malts and caramel, not much else... not a fan. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
(Bottle) Pours copper in color with a small head. Aroma is weak, but some malt can be detected. A nice blend of malts in the flavor. Some toffee an caramel in there, but not all that strong. Aftertaste was dry and a little metallic tasting. Worth a try, but all together a pretty average brew. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2006
12 oz bottle from the Woodmans on Gammon Road, Madison WI (October 2006) consumed mid-November from a Chouffe tulip glass. Thick, stable creamy-frothy off-white head tops the ruddy red-bronze body which bubbles away nicely for a while....touch buttery in the nose though some nice rough woody-twiggy hops manage to struggle through; with warmth the nose seems to fade to almost nothingness though a hint of diacetyl remains.....cherry-apple fruitiness in the body ebbs to a serious dryness and burnt-bitter roastiness....on the whole this is very dry and boring with almost no real flavor, with rough carbonation and bland soda-wateriness making this another major disappointment from this once well-regarded (by me anyway) brewery.
nomad777 (2) - wausau, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2006 does not count
Bought a six pack on a recommendation and i still dont know if i like it or not. It went down smooth with hints of hops that werent overwhelming to this novice beer drinker. Nice foamy head that has staying power. Not much that was outstanding about this, but definately worth a try StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Translucent honey brown in color with a jiggly, creamy fluffed tan head that’s pocked with craters. Honeyed oat whole grain brown bread leads the nose, followed by caramel coated brazil nuts, mildly strawberry sweetened bread and it’s corresponding cardboard box. Admirable caramel coated flavor greets the tongue with sweet caramelized wheat. Glazed cinnamon rolls sans cinnamon, if such a thing is theoretically possible. Nuttiness does a dance with a dry, bitter, earthy flavor hop edge. Bran comes in and embodies cotton floating freely in the air. Medium-to-fuller bodied with a style leading rendition that sees us to the door with maple twigs sticking out of an earthy caramel well, misplaced but not forgotten in the wilderness. Well done. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
pours to a nice copper color w/ a thick tan head w/ some sticky thick lacing. Aroma of roasted malts a bit of earthy aromas and some light floral notes. Palate was pretty avg. Flavor was grainy, weak carmels, and a light flroal hop. Not much to write home about. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Found this one bottled in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Reddish, copper color, nice thick mouthfeel, balanced with a pleasant nuttiness. Very good! jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a blurb along the left side of label.
Poured a slightly hazy reddish copper with a foamy beige head that settled into a nice thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of toasted malts, fruity and floral with a light earthiness.
Good carbonation and a crisp, smooth, but with a little roughness on the tongue, lightish medium bodied mouthfeel.
For me, an off balanced taste, toasted grains, a watery caramel, a subtle fruitiness and earthy spicy hoppy finish, bitter and rough on the tongue. The drinkability is o.k., but I couldn’t spend a night drinking this alone, one or two at the most.
Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with this red ale from Central Waters, I wouldn’t be a regular buyer of this.