American Brown | The Civil Life Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Civil Life Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
thecivillife.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of the coolest styles in the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) as its development came out of American Homebrewing! This is where our Brown comes from as well. We keep this beer riding a line between chocolate bitterness and coffee roast and support it with American Hops as well. Brown Beer is one of our favorite styles and has a lengthy history due to the fact that most malt kilning plants in ages past were using direct heat to roast and kiln. It was a lot harder to keep malt light in color back in the day, but we've got most of it down to a science now.

Added by DCon on 09-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by ajs4bd:
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of gibgink
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received 5 oz pour. Pours a light brown with a little light coming through around the edges. Coffee and bitter chocolate notes on the nose. Packs so much flavor for a beer being under 5%. Good, roasted malt and bitter chocolate flavors with a slightly hoppy finish. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate brown in color. No light will pierce this brew. Fingernail thin eggshell colored foam on top. Aroma of caramel and coffee is present but faint. The flavor is very much so coffee and and dark malt. The mouthfeel is a bit chalky and thick.

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Photo of navband
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Gary63
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joe_sf
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bconsidine
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sneth019
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DavidHume
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 007rtw
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of stlfatguy
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap locally. Very nice. The flavor pRofile is awesome. Smell of Vanilla bean, roast coffee hint, taste the same with add chocolate. Reminds me of a favored stout... Just thinner. Not usually a fan of Brown's. They often try to hard with chestnut taste and boarder on soap. This is something completely Different.

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American Brown from The Civil Life Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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