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The Civil Life American Brown
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Yeah Brown! Guess what? Brown Malt. Cascade does it. Cascade will always have spot near my heart – over by my liver. This brown was modestly structured to bring roastiness/chocolatism/and coffeeonics into divine harmony and make S&P upgrade the USA’s credit rating. Time will tell.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Caramel malt, tart fruit and Roasty coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Smooth creamy and tasty. Brown pour from draft at their brewery. White head. Maple and brown sugar flavor. I like

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (145) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Nice darker color but light taste. Reminded me of a more flavorful Newcastle. Would definitely drink this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1559) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap. Served a dark brown color with a small head that faded quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and bit of chocolate in the background. Taste of coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a bit too much of a coffee feel. Decent beer but nothing out of the ordinary.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (694) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Heres the problem: I’m willing to bet a lot of you will really like this. I didn’t, but that doesn’t mean it sucks. Beautiful brown pour, smoke and chocolate nose. But I don’t like the taste of cold coffee. Blech. But if you do like cold coffee with chocolate, this may be for you and I suggest you try it. For the style this is probably pretty good. it’s just not for me, that’s all. On tap at some bar in downtown St. Louis.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mild, but pleasant caramel and toast with some smoke character and coffee. It’s a dark, opaque caramel brown color with a fluffy light brown head that reduces to a medium thin ring with a dusting of a surface layer. The lace is dense, but splotchy and only in a couple spots. The flavor is a medium malty sweet with a light coffee bitter. The medium bodied beer has fizzy carbonation and an oily thin texture. The finish is very similar to the aroma with a slight citrus peel touch in addition. The aftertaste is mostly clean and light with notes of coffee and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light chocolate malt, roasty, and earthy hops. Flavor is light chocolate, the roasted malt with a nice decent bitter finish. Medium bodied but a touch fizzy. a very ok beer by me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sample at the brewery during SRBG Bus Tour 2014. Comes reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, nuts, fruit, and a bit of chocolate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma with weak hints of citrus. Slightly roasted malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1785) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at The Civil Life. Dark amber brown with off-white to light tan head. Aromas of nutty notes, caramel, light floral notes. Tastes of nutty notes, caramel, toast, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.


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