The Civil Life British Bitter
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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British Gold, or as we call it: “Bling!” – Its an English Special Bitter with a nod to Hook Norton Brewery. Mike came up with the final recipe that balances American Centennial bittering hops against floral East Kent Goldings. English malt and yeast, STL water. Bright gold and hoppy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1321) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
This is a somewhat fruity English bitter. But not much flavor beyond that. Had this on tap at the civil life tap room in STL.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Sample at Martin City Brewing Co. Pours a clear yellow color. Aroma of grain. Flavor is sweetarts, grain. Finish is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a fairly clear, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Bright herbal, citrus, earthy, English hoppy nose. Honey, light diacetyl, a bit citrusy, herbal, straw flavor. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at The Civil Life. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Bitter, grainy, slight hoppy flavor. I’m not a fan of bitters, but this is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4491) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft at the brewery. A bit of haze in the golden brew. A small off white layer leaves lacing. This has a nice creamy feel. Soft fruit,, grain, gentle hops, a bit of honey, mild bitterness that grows. Quite nice and the low ABV is a bonus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3094) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Pint draft at the Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a clear golden orange, with a small off white head. The aroma is grainy rough malt, a bit of iced tea character and spicy floral hops fainter in the back. The taste is mostly the malt, lightly sweet, grainy rough, and more of the iced tea type flavor. The hops are present towards the end, giving it some floral and drying out the finish. The palate is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation level and the drier finish. Straight forward, clean, easy drinking beer. Hit the spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (2955) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On tap. Comes a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, hops, and yeast. Taste is caramel malt, grass, florals, and bread. Not very bitter. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Tasted on tap at brewpub in nonic half-pint glass. It poured a nice orange color with a little chill haze, thin but persistent white head and lots of lace. 100% true-to-style aromas and flavors: malty, biscuity, nutty, great tangy balance of Centennial and EKG hops, earthy, flowery, citrusy, with distinctly English fruity ale yeast esters. American bittering hops (not too much grapefruit) + English aroma hops = best of both worlds. Low-medium body and carbonation, bready and well-rounded mouthfeel, very crisp snap at the finish. Nicely done. I’d love to taste a cask-conditioned version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Deep golden color, floral-grassy hop nose, moderately bitter, dry on the finish. Simple, addictive, and too few like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3149) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at brewpub October 2011-pours lite orange with a small soapy white fluffy head. nose is sweet and grain husks-more like a mild than a bitter. even though it was very husky, it was in the pure grain, not a dms type of nose. flavors are grain husks, bread and lite bitter hops and i mean lite. for a bitter this is very mild. a decent sessionable low hop beer.

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