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! Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cherry amber color with a slight head of foam that leaves some lacing. Scent is that of caramel malts brewed to perfection. A slight nutty scent as well. The taste is rather mild of malts with a bold flavor. A very nice volume beer that drinks well and taste good at the same time. Nothing uber fantastic but you should enjoy drinking this.
peteysmu (63) - USA - MAR 12, 2011
Nice ale taste, dont understand the lower rating. Has a metallic aftertaste, nvm BeerKurve (520) - - SEP 25, 2013
Hazy dark amber color with high carbonation and a foamy head with good lacing. Aroma starts out nutty and caramel with roasted barley, floral hops and munich malts. Flavor starts out with some piney hops, mild toffee & citrus notes, caramel and barley; Dryish resin aftertaste. Body is fairly light but moderately carbonation. Pretty good amber ale. StewardofGondor (1934) - 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.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color. Head was tall, tenacious, and off white in color with good retention. Aroma was of malty caramel, vanilla, and butter. Frosting came to mind as I sniffed it. Delicate sweetness up front gives way to mild hop bitterness. Malt spiciness dominates the flavor with caramel and sprucy hops in the background. Better than I had expected and better than it’s overall rating IMO. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Glancing at the ratings I suspect CW has made some progress with this over the years. This is one of the best I’ve tried in a style I do not particularly care for. It has a somewhat sweet flavor and nose but is in no way cloying. I detest sweetness in brew so I am surprised to enjoy this so much. Very accessible-- a session brew. Delightful, complex finish and aftertaste. Underated. mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Amber/copper color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malt. Flavor is dry yet smooth, malty yet balanced and has a nice toffee taste with a nutty hint. A wonderful brew. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
12 oz bottle. I got a free glass with it.
It pours into my new Central Waters pint glass a very nice color. It is a clear reddish amber that has a nice foamy slightly off-white head that recedes to some very nice lacing.
The smell is of caramel, toasted grain, and a hint of hops. Subtle, but nice.
The flavor is better than expected. I usually dislike red ales because they are mind-numbingly boring. This one is still pretty pedestrian but it is pretty tasty for a red ale. It is bready and toasty with a hint of metallic flavor, caramel sweetness, and a surprising bit of hops. The hops don’t really bring much flavor just a very blunt, medium bitterness.
Central Waters makes something out of nothing.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 05:22:49 illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a reddish amber with minimal head. Very nice biscuity, spicy lager with some surprising fruity aftertaste.
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