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English Pale Ale "British Bitter" - The Civil Life Brewing Company

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English Pale Ale "British Bitter"
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Reviews: 4
Hads: 24
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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The Civil Life Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tone on 06-07-2013

Our look at British Pale Ale is a bit more opportunistic but still within the "Special/Best/Premium" style. We wanted a nice bright session beer with the Bitter concept (medium Gold, good clarity, low maltiness, dry finish, bitterness) and came up with one that incorporates North American Hops- Centennial- that keep the beer punchy. This is a newish trend within the style and one that we feel keeps the flavor bright and refreshing.)
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 24
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A fingernail thin layer of white foam rests on top. Light brown in color with great clarity. Brussels lacing. Aroma of light malt along with faint aroma of hops. The taste is biscuity malt which quickly turns into a gentle spicy bitterness and then gently fades. The mouth is dry and crisp. (290 characters)

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Definitely in the top five of my favorite beers. They do an unbelievable job in bringing the British bitter to life, with a balanced measure of hops and great flavors, and crisp finish. Drinking civil life's brittish bitter takes me to England in an instant. Love it! (267 characters)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange/copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, hint of yeast, and slight hop. This is very reminiscent of EPA's I had while in England. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, slight hop, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend. Civil Life did a great job of making this beer resemble a British beer. (497 characters)

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Not at all a traditional English IPA. More of an American English IPA hybrid. Cloudy peach brown color. Served with minimal creamy head, but there is copious lacing. Aroma is a bit
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English Pale Ale "British Bitter" from The Civil Life Brewing Company
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