bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
The other raters of Shine On don’t know what they’re talking about. While Amber in color, this is a ’green’ beer in the sense of being made from sustainable materials. I can honestly say that has absolutely nothing to do with my rating. This is a true session micro brew. This beer has successfully taken the place of typical mass produced domestics for me, but by no means is Shine On typical. Amber in color and a bit caramel in aroma, this beer finishes clean, crisp, and smooth. I taste a tad bit of subtle orange peel mixed with barley, but the malt really drives this beer home. This is not a beer for the hop lover. The ABV is just right to where a 6 pack is perfect. joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 29, 2013
Malty but full flavored. Refreshing, crowd pleaser. It’s awesome that they’ve crammed this into a session ale JoeinDahlem (1560) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
Sampled at GTMW ’11. A bright copper color with pleasant grainy nose. Has a bready taste and gentle bitterness. Full-flavored but high gulping potential. jsmerig (1622) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours gold with a touch of red. Scent is a bit sour with nutty overtones. Flavor starts smooth and rich with malts and finishes crisp and dry with a lingering nutty flavor. Very interesting. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Pours a reddish color with medium offwhite head. Aroma is of light fruit, malt and floral hops. Taste is fruity with some light peat, toasted grain and mild malt. Nothing special but easily drinkable.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Copper color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, with a hint of bitter hops. Flavor is bready and caramel sweetness. Finishes slightly bitter. Great sessionable beer for the summer. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2011
Had a weird stale scent to me, poured a darker amber color. Had a sweet wheat taste, would be good out in the sun during Summer. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. A little over one finger of frothy, off-white head. Retention is about average and a very small ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Toasty with a light floral hoppiness. A bit of dry nuttiness as well. Simple, but quite pleasant.
4.0 T: Like the nose, but even more well rounded. Plenty of toastiness, light floral hop flavor, nuttiness, and a balancing neutral malt sweetness.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp with a light creaminess. Good here.
4.5 D: Super tasty, clean, and infinitely drinkable. This is a damn good amber ale despite how retarded the label is.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-17-2012 02:43:29 Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Central Water’s newest beer of 2009. On draught during the Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops and a hint of roasted nuts with honey. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated, smooth texture with flavors of roasted caramel malt, and a hint of bread crust. Finish is medium bodied, with no bitterness but a malty and semi-sweet aftertaste. theisti (4138) - Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
12 oz bottle sent to me by my 2009 winter Secret Santa. Bottled on OCT notched on the label. Pour is orange copper amber with a nicely formed two inch egg white head. Patchy lacing lines the top of the glass throughout. Aroma of nicely soft semi-sweet caramel maltiness. Light grassy spiciness and pepper behind that. Aroma is one dimensional in the malt, but is so natural and clean that it overcomes this. Taste is a bit sharply caramel and apple fruit sweetness, with the mineral grass and grain picking up midway through and carrying through to the long dry finish. Some clove notes detectable in the aftertaste. Palate is medium to thin bodied, normal carbonation and the clean dry finish. Nice straight forward drinkable beer, thanks Santa.