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The Civil Life American Brown
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16289) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10607) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap @ The Civil Life. Brown in color with an off-white head. Nose of roasted malt, cocoa powder, and coffee. Quite earthy and a touch spicy. Sort of bittersweet on the palate. Roast, burnt nuts, chocolate, and earthy hops. A little bit of grass. Good toffee and molasses as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a hazy deep reddish/maroon appearance with a light brown head. Quite nutty, toasty malty, caramel, light toffee, nice aroma. Burnt caramel malty, burnt sugar, toffee, light char, earthy, fairly well balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Draft… RBSG 2014... Hazy dark-brown pour with mahogany highlights and a brief, white head. The aroma is loaded with coffee and provides just enough chocolate to create an excellent mocha character. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is rich and roasty with heaps of hearty mocha and a slight caramel component. Lengthy coffee finish with a light kiss of butterscotch in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7903) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft. Pours dark reddish brown with white head. Nose/taste of toasty nuts, toffee and light roasty chocolate. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6940) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft. Nice chocolatey and slightly roasty brown ale, really enjoy the sessionablilty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a murky brown with a slight red hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of musty grain with light roast and a touch of toffee. Flavor has earthy chocolate and dark grain with just a bit of roast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 Draft at the brewery. 4.8% ABV. Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with an inch-thick beige head that leaves some sloppy lace in the glass. Aroma of huge toasted malts, pecans, toasted brown sugar, wheat, and earth. Flavor of toasted malts- more subtle than in the nose- along with earth, nuts, and cola. Medium-bodied, with a toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very much an American-style brown ale, and a damn good one at that. This really hit the spot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
tap@ brewery during RBSG 2014: Slightly hazy brown with a firm white head and okay lace. Nutty, caramel, faint chocolate and roasted coffee along with light handed but noticeable resiny fruity hop juxtaposition. Yep it is indeed an American Brown Ale in all it’s glory. Tossup between this and the Milk Stout for my carry out... the Milk Stout won in extra time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery during RBSG. Kind of a hazy red brown color. Nice thin khaki head. Leaves decent bits of lace. Good toasty nutty chocolatey malt bill. Light spiciness, some toasty english style character. Light to moderate bitter, moderate sweet. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Solid, sessionable brown. I couldn’t help but think it tasted pretty english-style, though.


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