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American Brown - The Civil Life Brewing Company

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American Brown
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BA SCORE
88
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Civil Life Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of the coolest styles in the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) as its development came out of American Homebrewing! This is where our Brown comes from as well. We keep this beer riding a line between chocolate bitterness and coffee roast and support it with American Hops as well. Brown Beer is one of our favorite styles and has a lengthy history due to the fact that most malt kilning plants in ages past were using direct heat to roast and kiln. It was a lot harder to keep malt light in color back in the day, but we've got most of it down to a science now.

(Beer added by: DCon on 09-17-2011)
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American Brown from The Civil Life Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.