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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

957 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 957
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 71
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-27-2011)
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Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.