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The Great Outdoors - Three Brothers Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Camjmorton on 06-07-2013)
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I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "Join The Bortherhood!"; "A Virginia Pale Ale"; "Ah, The Great Outdoors! A crisp, clean, and refreshing hybrid pale ale made right here in Virginia. The perfect companion for your next adventure in the great outdoors!"; "Three Brothers Brewing is located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia: The heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Come see us sometime!"; "Keep 'em cold/Drink 'em in a glass".

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The Great Outdoors from Three Brothers Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.