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Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canucklehead on 11-25-2011)
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Appearance. Pours a hazy, dirty brown with a little amber and only a little light getting through. Just a small off-white head.

Smell. Yes, it does smell like rootbeer. A little toasty malt and yeast getting through, but rootbeer is certainly the predominant.

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Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
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