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Switchback Slow-Fermented Brown Ale - Switchback Brewing Company

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Switchback Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-29-2010

Slow-Fermented Brown Ale (available August 2nd 2010)

The newest offering from Switchback Brewing Company, Slow-Fermented Brown Ale is a beautiful chestnut brown colored beer. It is fermented at an unusually cool temperature which slows down the fermentation. These conditions stress the yeast, resulting in a slow methodical fermentation in which the resultant flavors are clean, somewhat like a lager, with the added characteristic of a creamy smooth mouthfeel. This brown ale has a rich roast caramel flavor, with a subtle sweetness in the finish, delicately balanced with hop undertones.
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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 8
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On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a dark hazy brown color with a small white head with light white lacing.

Taste is sweet and malty with a light hoppiness that's really refreshing and nice but not too bitter. It's a really tasty beer that's well balanced.

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Switchback Slow-Fermented Brown Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
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