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Sheaf Stout | Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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3.63/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 11-20-2001

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Ranking:
#35,386
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
240
pDev:
14.88%
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Sheaf Stout from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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