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Switchback Slow-Fermented Brown Ale - Switchback Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Switchback Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-29-2010)
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Switchback Slow-Fermented Brown Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.