20" Brown - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beerguy101:
3.1/5 rDev -11.9%
Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is nutty and fruity. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and caramel, with a slight hint of chocolate. Hops are spicy and a touch floral. A touch harsh and a little too crisp for a brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
10-08-2003 03:12:41 | More by beerguy101
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3.73/5 rDev +6%
Review from BA Mag Aug 2007
Brewed from a blend of six different malts, this beer is named after the legendary brown trout that live in many of the streams of the Northwest.
Light tan chunky head crowns the inside of the glass with a sticky lace. The deep amber color gleams from the light. Huge malty aroma, quite amazing with hints of toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar and dark raw honey. The medium body dons a thick, creamy, smooth mouthfeel, a bit more body than expected, which is fine by us. Robust toasted grain flavor that almost borders on roasted, with layers of unsweetened chocolate within. Big on malt, though not so much with the hops; they only lend a reserved bitterness and little flavor. Rustic toasted grain flavor goes from front to back and lingers long after with a semi-dry finish.
This gets a big thumbs-up from us; it's a sure pick for anyone who's into Brown Ales. This is a big fat one with loads of flavor--almost a meal in a bottle! But if you still feel hungry, try a rack of dry-rubbed baby back ribs with a side of slaw and beans.
03-30-2009 22:33:51 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
Thanks to my ol' roomate SurlyDuff who's now living in the PacNW he's within miles in any direction of fine craft brews. I guess he felt bad for me living in the somewhat desolate region for beer I live in the Ohio Valley. Anyway thanks Geoff and your beers are on the way. Appears a crystal clear mahogany brown hue with a very nicely formed beige head that forms thick and rises above the rim of my Fathead's pint glass. leaves even lacing all the way around with a nice collar of head as it dwindles down. Aromatics roasted malts bringing chocolate, caramel, and roasted mixed nuts to mind. A touch of metallic character with subtle earthy lingering hops. Flavor provides robust roasted malt, nutty dryness in the finish with pronounced hops that come off mildly piney and more so earthy or tobacco leaf like in nature. This would be a great cigar beer, that smokiness would be a great combo with these flavors. Mouthfeel carbonation very natural smooth yet ample in every way, medium bodied dry finish leaves the palate wanting another sip. Drinkability is solid although I'm never a huge fan of brown ales but this one is so textbook that you can't not like it, if I had session beers like this around me I would be a happy camper it might be time to relocate.
02-23-2008 17:19:36 | More by WVbeergeek
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
12oz bottle, from very friendly Boise, ID.
This beer pours a clear, medium reddish brown colour, with one finger of dense foamy pale beige head, which leaves some low-ridin' painted lace around the glass as it quickly settles. It smells of toasted nutty malt, and acerbic, zesty, yet nondescript hops. The taste is more roasted nutty malt, dark rye bread, mild sugary chocolate, and dry earthy hops. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body medium weight, a bit astringent, generally in the drying sense, so fairly smooth. It finishes just off-dry, the nutty malt holding sway over the less prevalent hop signature.
An agreeable enough brown ale, well-flavoured, balanced too, with the leaning to the nutty side, and if that's your thing, then, have at 'er.
08-17-2011 03:48:02 | More by biboergosum
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
Found a nice little 6'er of this out in the boonies of PDX..
- Dark clear molasses brown... quick fizzing brown head down to only a couple of active spots on top... and quite honestly... all the good browns share this characteristic.
- Robust grain, roasted barley.. sweet malt... all present with a sharp hop bitterness.... pine, zesty...
- Taste is as it smells... large doses of grain, malt, barley... roastiness and a woodiness.. with a sharp hop punch of bitetr goodness... and a touch of earthy pine.
- Medium bodied, bubbly carbonation which lead to some massive belches.. little sharp and watering.
- Overall this is a great representation of the style... all things are balanced very well... but there isn't much that stands out other than the healthy dose of grain... reminds me of a Full Sail brew..
05-10-2010 17:24:06 | More by Docer
4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
NEW LABEL this year from the one shown here....
My first crack at this beer and I am impressed. Lots of chocolate on this one.
Poured with zero head for me. No fingers, no ring even. Odd... Color is a dark brown but not even close to black yet (that’s a good thing for me)
Smell was light but cocoa was the only thing I could pick up on it.
Taste- smooth wit a mild transition to the aftertaste which loses it's flavor a little. after my first taste the appeal for this beer really went from high to really high for me.
mouthfeel- no carbonization to get in the way.
I really enjoyed this beer and damn it I wish I would have bought more than one beer.
Thanks Cascade for the good beer....
06-18-2011 21:33:56 | More by isualum12
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
The beer its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle resides in the glass a somewhat murky mahogany color with the head Bunyanesque in size, creamy in texture and a toothsome light tan in color, as it slowly erodes the lace that forms becomes a thick and clinging sheet upon the glass. Nose is nutty sweet, fresh and crisp, hints of caramel and the start sweet with a personable malt presence, the top middling in feel. Finish is delightfully acidic, and the hops abundant but not overly so, a fine drinking beer, a nice thirst quenching beer on a hot Arizona afternoon.
08-01-2004 20:15:55 | More by Gusler
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
20" Brown, named for Brown Trout, a popular fish around here I guess.
Having it on-tap at the CL Lodge in Bend.
Strong tan head and dark umbar body.
Roasty carmel and nuts. A coffee/porter twang in there too.
Very clean and almost watery, definitly aimed more towards the mainstream beer drinker. I would recommend this for someone just getting into craft beer.
I coincidently have had Bear Republic's Brown the other day too, and I must say I do not get enough browns these days! Keep em coming!
03-02-2008 01:52:07 | More by SurlyDuff
2.8/5 rDev -20.5%
A light chesnut coloured ale, tan head.Some nice lacing. not much of an aroma. quite a thin taste even for a brown,very sweet..then some hoppy bitterness catches me by surprise near the end. very thin and sweetish on the palate. it drinkable but boring
05-16-2004 19:15:28 | More by Reidrover
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured a medium brown color with a large, light brown head. Lots of smaller floaters. Aromas of nuttiness and caramel. Tastes of the same; nutty with caramel. Creamy body. Nothing special...just your typical and drinkable brown ale.
Notes from and tasted on: 10/18/04
01-18-2009 19:25:04 | More by hopdog
3.38/5 rDev -4%
Pours a light clear brown color with a nice head.
Aromas are of sweet malts, bread, and a bit biscuit like. Smells a bit "off".
Flavors are muted, a bit of a roasted malt quality, a bit sweet, and with a touch of bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is about average. A bit lean in the mouth, but the finish is good.
Session worthy beer. Nothing special, but it is certainly drinkable.
01-09-2007 02:05:35 | More by flexabull
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
The beer pours a nice dark amber/brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a wonderful malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with an awesome hop aroma. It has excellent citrous hop notes. The taste is good. It has a complex malt palate and a smooth refreshing finish. It has a sweet, nutty flavor; very nice. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good brown ale. It has a complex flavor and aroma; a good drinker.
06-24-2004 02:18:11 | More by WesWes
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium tawny-brown hue with no haze and a light-to-moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy white foam which is not particularly impressive. Color is nice, though.
Smell: nice and malty with a caramel, biscuity and lightly nutty character. Kind of like a very nice mild; I like it because it's not over the top.
Taste: lightly sweet caramel character with a fair amount of biscuit and bread character. Usually I'm not a big fan of the biscuit but it works well enough here. Very little hop character, if any, but a light bitterness which rounds things out a little bit.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty nice creaminess.
Overall: tasty and drinkable enough. Maybe not my favorite brown ale, but this would do in a pinch.
09-26-2013 00:29:15 | More by flagmantho
3.7/5 rDev +5.1%
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a two inch head that leaves swathes of lace
Smell: Toasted grain, brown sugar and pecans, with a hint of honey and powdered cocoa
Taste: Toasted brown bread and pecans, up front, with brown sugar and bitter nutskins moving to the front; after the swallow, the brown sugar and cocoa powder elements move to the fore; the finish has a little too much raw grain and residual sweetness, however
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Kudos to the brewery for producing a flavorful English Brown as, most of the time, this is a rather boring style (to me); a little rough around the edges but still worth seeking out
Thanks, Docer, for the opportunity
08-05-2010 02:09:46 | More by brentk56
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours a slightly hazy copper brown color, thin off white head settles very quickly. Smells slightly of sweet maltyness, with hints of yeast. Flavor is fairly basic, a bit of malt sweetness with just a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, fairly light. Drinkability is quite good, due in part to the low abv, and the mellow flavor.
02-19-2008 04:35:21 | More by BigJTrucker
20" Brown from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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