Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Downtown Smoky Brown - Gardner Ale House

Not Rated.
Downtown Smoky Brown
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 3
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gardner Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Hads: 7
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25


A-Pours a dark brown with nearly no head.

S-Definitely picking up some smoke. It's not very excessive but it's there. The rest is mostly just sweet brown maltiness.

T-Mildly smoky throughout. Some brown sugar and chocolate with caramel as well. A little dark fruitiness.

M-Flat, casky feel that I enjoy. Lighter bodied.

O-Always down to try some cask beer. The smokiness wasn't too intense thankfully.

 422 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of nimrodblack
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a simple guy. If you like browns this is a neat change to the regular brown beer. Enough smoke is picked up to make this distinctive. I could have 2 of these but that is about it. The smoke becomes less noticeable after the first draft. I have never taken it home in the growler.

 289 characters

Photo of ppoitras
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Screw-top growler filled at the brewpub.

First stein pours with a 1/2" beige head, over the quite cloudy orangey brown brew. Head is transient, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is rich and worty.

Taste follows the nose upfront with the hearty grains, smokey in the middle, and balanced through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, like most all Gardner brews, and drinkability is great. I really need to get up there more often.

 426 characters

Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of NEhophead
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of harrynuggs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Downtown Smoky Brown from Gardner Ale House
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.