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English Pale Ale "British Bitter" | The Civil Life Brewing Company

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our look at British Pale Ale is a bit more opportunistic but still within the "Special/Best/Premium" style. We wanted a nice bright session beer with the Bitter concept (medium Gold, good clarity, low maltiness, dry finish, bitterness) and came up with one that incorporates North American Hops- Centennial- that keep the beer punchy. This is a newish trend within the style and one that we feel keeps the flavor bright and refreshing.)

Added by Tone on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
20.1%
 
 
Wants:
0
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For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fingernail thin layer of white foam rests on top. Light brown in color with great clarity. Brussels lacing. Aroma of light malt along with faint aroma of hops. The taste is biscuity malt which quickly turns into a gentle spicy bitterness and then gently fades. The mouth is dry and crisp.

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Photo of Beezee
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely in the top five of my favorite beers. They do an unbelievable job in bringing the British bitter to life, with a balanced measure of hops and great flavors, and crisp finish. Drinking civil life's brittish bitter takes me to England in an instant. Love it!

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange Amber in Color. A bit hazy. Smooth. Malty. Some hop bitterness that balances out well. Easy drinking. Real good English bitter. Not the sexiest style, but it's good.

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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange/copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, hint of yeast, and slight hop. This is very reminiscent of EPA's I had while in England. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, slight hop, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend. Civil Life did a great job of making this beer resemble a British beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The can label is perfect for this beer as it simply says craft beer. Almost like a steam beer or common. A little heftier body than a typical blonde but easy drinking. Minimal light bitterness and a hint of floral nose from the light hops. Clean body.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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English Pale Ale "British Bitter" from The Civil Life Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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