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Craftsman Angelino Weisse - Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Craftsman Angelino Weisse
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BA SCORE
86
very good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kevanb on 11-22-2011)
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Craftsman Angelino Weisse from Craftsman Brewing Co.
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