One Down Brown - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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One Down Brown
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5 Ratings
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: charlzm on 03-03-2010)
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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach. I didn't order the beer, the bartender poured a glass accidentally and rather than toss it he asked if I wanted it, sure! I guess he was hurting a little bit and I reaped the benefits of walking through the door right as the place opened. Anyhow, onto the review. Poured to a pint glass. The beer pours a translucent moderate brown color with a 1.5 tannish color head. Good retention and lacing throughout. The aroma is delicate, mix of toasted caramel malts along with a mild hoppy earthy character. The bartender said it was a hoppy brown, so I guess this makes sense. The flavor follows suit and is very mellow: Mild biscuit malts together with the roasted caramel. Mildly bitter. A fair amount of earthy hop flavor as well, though I wouldn't call this beer "hoppy". The beer finishes dry with a clean lingering caramel flavor, slightly bitter. Overall, Brown's aren't my favorite style but this wasn't too bad. It could have benefited from a bit more body as it was light. Pretty mild though so it would have rated very high in terms of drinkability.

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of MasterSki
2.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Three Floyds. Served in a pint glass.

A - A finger of creamy tan foam leaves behind a few splotches of lace. Transparent brown body with some ruby highlights.

S - Quite understated, with large amounts of roast and grain. A tiny hint of caramel perhaps. Very odd for the style.

T - Taste is pretty similar - burnt toast. Almost not sweetness to be found here - perhaps a tiny bit of nuttiness.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, and extremely dry.

D - Weird. Seems over-attenuated, as there's next to none of the characteristic brown ale sweetness. Perhaps this is more English in design, but I didn't get much fruity yeast character either. A very odd beer that wasn't particularly enjoyable.

Photo of AgentZero
3.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Brownish beer that was transparent with a big off-white head that left a little stick on the side.

S - One of the few times I've actually wished something was a little sweeter smelling. Some mild roast, little carob, small amount of caramel.

T - I wish there was more happening here. Light caramel and chocolate and a little roast. There isn't really a ton going on with the taste.

M - Medium bodied, although I felt the carbonation level was just a bit high. Very dry.

O - I found myself wishing this was sweeter, which is unusual for me. Too dry and not enough taste, I'll pass next time.

Photo of charlzm
3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed Feb. 6th, 2010 at Pizza Port Solana Beach.

Very clear brew, the color of rich tea. Light tan head with beautiful lacing.

Aroma of tea again with a trace of caramel malt.

Tea flavor as well. Slight biscuity malt and a little bitter at the finish.

Dry, mostly clean finish with only slight lingering bitterness.

Odd and not something I'm in a hurry to have again, though the novelty was interesting.

One Down Brown from Pizza Port Solana Beach
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.