One Down Brown - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
02-01-2012 14:44:38 | More by hopfacebrew
2.95/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
06-28-2011 20:57:47 | More by MasterSki
3.05/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
06-25-2011 04:20:06 | More by AgentZero
3.68/5 rDev +7%
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.
03-03-2010 17:24:50 | More by charlzm
One Down Brown from Pizza Port Solana Beach
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.