thegreenrooster (4512) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pour is a clear amber with a large white head. Aroma is a neutral malt grain with not a lot of bitterness. Flavor is a nice earthy malt with some dark fruit like plum. A very sessionable lager with just enough flavor to keep things interesting. Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Keg at the brewery, 12/17/16. Clear dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, raisin. The taste is raisin, bitter hops, caramel. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness. seymour (2091) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Tasted on tap at pub in nonic glass. It poured a nice clear amber colour with sudsy white foam. Grainy, caramelly, bready, herbal, hints of toffee and toast. Mildly fruity esters. Measured hoppy balance, subtle bitterness, light mineral essence. Light-medium body and carbonation, clean dry finish. Tasty and true-to-style. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
(pint at brewpub) reddish brown (dark for an alt). Aroma of grainy/caramel malt. Bready malt flavor. I like the fact that Civil Life has a nice variety of session beers, but not sure I’d have guessed this was an alt. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a clear, deep reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Rich caramel, thick malty, toffee, a bit herbal nose. A touch fruity, pretty well balanced sweetness, goopy caramel, toasty malty flavor. Some fruity elements as well. Pretty good brew.
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at The Civil Life. Pours a medium brown color with white head. Caramel, bready, malty flavors. Pretty nice alt. gregwilsonstl (2613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Dark clear red. Fruity, but I cant tell what fruit. Malty. Ok. Medium body. Low ibu. Strykzone (7555) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear red brown. No head. This is grainy and resiny. Big barley and rye notes. A little thin but not bad at all. jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2012
It poured a crystal clear, dark reddish brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was a nice crisp and balanced nose with some cereal and a little grassy hoppiness. The taste was about typical for a good alt; toasty, bready, a bit sweet from the chocolate and fruitiness. Very tasty. vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours brown with a reddish hue and a thick soapy head. The aroma has berries, caramel, toast, cream and sweetness. It has a medium crisp body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor begins with toasty malt, woodiness, berries, floral aspects and some spice. The finish has more fruitiness, perfume hops, dry crackers, bready malt and a trailing bit of toffee and caramel. Interesting take on an alt. Another well done beer by Civil Life.