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The Civil Life British Best


Brewed by The Civil Life Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Style: Bitter | Ratings: 7 | Alcohol: 4%
British ales are truly among the best in the world, and of those, "Best Bitters" are among the…well, best of all. This one falls in the same broad category as our English Pale Ale, but is even more authentic and earthy. Bready and biscuity. Grassy, woodsy, with hints of herbal tea. Some subtle peppery spice, orange peel and ripe stone fruit notes. Deep colour, deep flavour, deep satisfaction. Tame enough to drink a few, tasty enough you’ll want to.

ABV: 4.5%
IBU: 30
Colour: mostly clear deep amber with persistent white foam, tight little bubbles and lots of fine lace
BJCP Style: 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Notable Ingredients: authentic Maris Otter and CaraStan malts, Goldings and lots of Fuggles hops, English ale yeast

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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