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The Civil Life American Brown
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Tasted 10/29/11. Pint from the Brewpub. Pours filtered with a deep amber, brown hue. Thick dense finger width of light khaki head. Aromas of cocoa dust and chocolate, with slight nutty and coffee nuances. Medium bodied with a really nice flavor. A ton of chocolate malts with a sweet fudge and caramel flavor. A bright and slightly bitter effervescence offsets the sweet malts and amps up the diverse palate. Doughy yet crisp with a mild hop profile. The palate is sticky, dry and tangy. Good roll. Mildly spicy and peppery. Mild coffee acidity and the slightest dried, dark fruit nuance. Solid brew!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1451) - 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 (688) - 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 (406) - 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 (5024) - 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 (3468) - 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 (16719) - 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 (1339) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6402) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3280) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On draught at the brewery.
Pours a dark reddish brown with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty with some coffee and chocolaty notes. Lightly hoppy and lightly nutty.

The flavor is roasty and nutty with a good coffee character. It’s got a decent level of hop bitterness and fruity character.

This brown ale lifts!


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