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The Civil Life American Brown
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at The Civil Life. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Nutty, malty, chocolate malts flavors. Nice, drinkable brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear cola color with a thin head that hugs the rim. Chestnut and coffee aroma. Chocolate and coffee taste, roasted malt and nuts. Quite good, but not my idea of a brown.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 04/09/2012 I tried this again on tap at a bar, and it was much, much better this time. Very malty, strong earthy and flowery hops, no longer overwhelmingly grapefruity. Nice deep color, creamy and persistent off-white head with lace and chill haze. Caramel malt and kettle caramelization, toasty and roasty grain bitterness, raisin bread, plums, smooth and tart at the same time, long-lasting bittersweet aftertaste. Deliciously chocolatey. Civil Life obviously amended their early issues on this bad boy. 02/04/2012 Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into sampler beer boot. Poured a clear dark brown color with moderate white foam. I’m glad they called it "American Brown" because grapefruity hops dominate the aroma and flavor, which isn’t necessarily bad, but definitely not a typical English Brown Ale. Fermentation seems a bit off. Something weird and tart, more like a Dunkelweiss, perhaps due to the particular chocolate malt or roasted barley used, maybe even a mild infection. Good not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1316) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Somewhat metallic and tinny. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Tap from a bar here in Jeff. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller tan head. Aroma was nutty, malts, mild chocolate and coffee. Burnt notes in the flavor. Finish was drier. Nutty finish as well. Medium body. Good beer all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, dark brown color, nice roasty and nutty malt aroma and flavor, pretty fair hop balance - very good for this style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1112) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
A hazy brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma has raisin and molasses with some lightly roasted coffee. It has a medium body with smooth texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some roasted dark chocolate in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (960) - Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Dark brown. Nutty...pecan almond. Very strong lacing w thin head. Strange palate feel like tonic water

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (899) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
The aroma of this beer is a fairly simple yet nice blend of roasted and caramel malts, and the color is a cloudy brown color with a medium off-white head. The taste is very pleasing due to the mild umami, slight sweetness, and touch of sourness, and the palate complements this nicely with the medium body, slick texture, malty finish, and soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - FEB 24, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, nutty. I thought this was so so. I would not drink this again, not a fan of brown ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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