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Free State Bison Dark Ale


Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
Style: Old Ale | Ratings: 6 | Winter Seasonal | Alcohol: -
This Dark English ale is fashioned after British "Old Ales" and has been a seasonal favorite here for several years. A healthy dose of caramel malts (light and dark) contribute a deep red color that's tempered with just a touch of roasted barley. All of this also combines to make a VERY full bodied beer. To balance all of the malts, we add a healthy dose of hops. We use Simcoe hops for bittering, and Ahtanums for aroma hops and for dry hopping.
O.G. - 17/1068. Hops - 69.5 IBUs

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