Black Ale | The Civil Life Brewing Company

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black Ale isn't really a style of beer, but rather a subjective name given to many beers when they really don't fit inside the realm of other dark beers like Porter and Stout. Our Black ale was developed with a particular hop in mind - Sorachi Ace - and was brewed for Schlafly's Fresh Hop Festival this year. We used a lot of dark roasted malts to balance the intensity of the Sorachi Hops and played to the hops strength as a first addition bittering hop. The end result is a rich, slightly creamy ale that has notes of citrus underneath layers of roasted aromas.

Added by Sean9689 on 01-03-2012

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours a dark brown/nearly black color, mocha-colored head, thin ring, wisps on otp.

S - Nice amount of roast, toasted malts, bitter chocolate notes, and a slight touch of bitter hoppy notes.

T - Very similar to the nose. The hops are a little more pronounced here, but the malt and roast are still very much up-front. The finish is toasted sweet malts.

M - Light body, good carbonation, clean roasted finish.

O - A solid Black Ale, but did't blow me away. Very easy to drink and goes down as a 6% beer should.

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Black Ale from The Civil Life Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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