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Free State Blue Collar Bitter
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   ABV: -
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This light bodied, toffee colored English ale melds the biscuity character of Maris Otter malt with the decidedly American character of Columbus, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops into a very approachable, nuanced, and balanced pale ale for the masses.

O.G. - 11.45°P/1.046

Hops - 33 IBUs


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2011
on tap at brewpub-pours orange with a small soapy eggshell hue head with awesome lacing. nose is floral hops all the way-with lite earthy tones. flavors are grapefruit lite dusty malt notes and a touch and i mean a touch of diacytl. some toasted malt shows up in the mid palate followed by a litely piney grapefruit finish which makes this pretty dry. a very nice sessionable beer with quite a bit of character. WIthout the touch of diacytl, this thing would be a very solid contender in this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
10 oz. draft at the brew pub in Lawrence, Kansas. Pour is a slightly hazed copper reddish, with a small off white head. Aroma is bright resin floral hops, along with nice toasted malt. Taste is the nose, with bright fresh resin hop, the toasted malt, and a decent amount of crystal malt as well. Palate is light to medium body, simple and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Shaker at the brewpub. Pours a pale copper with a thin beige head and spotty lace. The nose is of simcoe and amarillo hops over a slightly sweet, biscuity malt. Fairly light-bodied and grainy with a drying bitter finish. The flavor is an Americanized hop-forward rendition of the style; follows the nose. Nicely dry and moderately bitter, I could session this all night.


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