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Old Town Brown - Chicago Brewing Company

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Old Town Brown
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chicago Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-02-2003)
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jujubeast6000:
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 3/16/2008 (Sampler @ 4 Queens Brewpub, Las Vegas, NV):

Pours a brown colored body, with a small off-white colored head. Has a very malty aroma. A nice fruity taste, lots of maltiness. Fizzy palate. Not too bad tasting, one of the better beers I've had here.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2009 03:14:00 | More by jujubeast6000
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The Old Town Brown ale was, as to it's name, a clear brown colour with a malty nose. The flavours were malty and slighted nutty, with hints of bitter hops and toasted grains at the finish. A sessionable, smooth brown ale.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2014 12:48:22 | More by NilocRellim
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CWVegas

Nevada

3/5  rDev -8%

01-28-2014 09:37:15 | More by CWVegas
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +22.7%

07-12-2013 10:33:41 | More by MarkyMOD
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-20-2013 18:47:39 | More by LXIXME
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-14-2013 18:11:25 | More by Celtics76
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with some lacing on a clear amber body. Earthy hops, toasted and caramel malts and hint of brown sugar and nuts. Flavors are pretty standard with caramel malts but with more of an herbal hop flavor which is a nice difference . Medium body and moderate carbonation. Highly drinkable. Nice different flavors forthw style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 22:19:27 | More by kylehay2004
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Djenx

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

07-18-2012 20:18:43 | More by Djenx
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

07-11-2012 01:35:42 | More by crobinso
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

06-11-2012 04:03:55 | More by BierBliss
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hpthebull

California

1.5/5  rDev -54%

03-14-2012 20:58:15 | More by hpthebull
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap into a pint glass. The Old Town Brown pours with a decent head, approximately 1 1/2". The beer was a typical brown color, and the smell was full of nutty fragrances. The beer had tastes of malt and very faint hints of chocolate, making it an overall sweet, pleasant flavor. It was crisp and light in mouth, and very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2010 01:06:45 | More by GarthDanielson
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Deep mahogany color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light malty nose. Flavor is bready and hoppy, with a dry metallic finish. On-tap $5.00 for a 22oz glass from Chicago Brewery in the 4 Queens Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 19:21:35 | More by jdhilt
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rbhockeyfan

Nevada

2.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I live very close to Chicago brewing company, so I have tried all of there beers, sadly this mediocre beer is there best. It looks great, smells ok and taste ok. Nothing to right home about. I will say, however, the last time i was there it had a slightly better taste to it. It had a bit more of the chocolate and caramel undertones. Still far from a great beer though.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 23:07:19 | More by rbhockeyfan
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Consumed on 1/5/10 at the Four Queens in Vegas.

A - A finger of beige head, clumpy with yeasty bubbles. A color half way from amber to mahogany but pretty high clarity. Very fine bubbled lacing and little carbonation.

S - Fine roasted and sweet malts. Toast. Some chocolate tones. Simple but not unpleasant.

T - Roasted sweet malts. A bit simple but I like it. No yeast, not much hop, aftetaste of toast and cake.

M - Smooth and creamy like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake.

D - Another winner from CBC. Not outstanding but very good, maybe not the best representation of this style as unlike others, it actually tasted pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2010 16:15:47 | More by jeranbrews
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: light reddish brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt

Taste: toasted malt, some nut, grain, and bread. This one has a bad aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, light bodied, moderate carbonation, bland

Drinkability: I cannot get by the aftertaste of this beer and will therefore only have one. Far from a favorite, the tastes before the end are average brown ale quality. A slightly below average representation of the style before the end.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2009 19:40:13 | More by tigg924
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber-brown color with a medium thin and creamy light beige head that diminishes quickly. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and nuts. Light body with vaguely sweet malt, nut and light hops flavor. The finish is sweet chocolate malt that does not linger very long. Barely average overall.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2008 18:43:18 | More by Dogbrick
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charlzm

California

3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed 05/11/08 at Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge, Las Vegas.

Dark caramel color. Clear. Some foam on top.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts.

A little malty, a little nutty. Slightly sweet with no bitterness. Smooth. Very much in the Newcastle vein.

Meh.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 23:51:33 | More by charlzm
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JDV

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a clear maroon color, with a very small head. Sweet malty, cocoa aroma, with a hint of coffee. Taste is what is expected of browns with a nutty maltiness. Friendly, bland but with a mild light sticky sweetness to it. I thought it was drinkable and decent.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2008 19:34:41 | More by JDV
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Mug #2 of #9, imbibed as part of a 4oz Sampler arrangement during a recent visit to the Chicago Brewing Pub in Las Vegas with BA’s UncleJimbo, DukeofEarl and his friend Ozzie.

Listed as Old Town Brown, and as a regular house brew.

Appearance: Darkish amber-brown body with a slight mild haze. Nice white head is thin on the sample but the overall look is good.

Smell: Feint I recall, sweetish malts, some hops. Clean aromas but delicate on the nose.

Taste: My notes say simply sweet malts with dry biscuit finish, but I also recall a nutty feel to this with a light toasty malt finish that lingers.

Mouthfeel: Sooo smoooth. Creamy feel on the palate. Light to start with but it built up to a nice solid feel by the end, quite strange how it did that.

Drinkability: Given that I’m not huge on Browns as a rule I managed to finish this one off pretty quickly. Nothing detrimental about this one in the longer term, I think this would go well with food too.

Overall: A decent session Brown.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2005 21:29:17 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep bronze / brown color with a medium white head. The aroma was very pleasant as caramel and other sweetness was detected. The taste was very nice, as the tongue sensed malts, caramel, and very small hints of chocolate. This sweetness was nicely balanced with slightly detectable hops.

This is a medium bodied ale, that is slightly dry in the aftertaste and the caramel flavor lasts long on the tongue after swallowing. One of the more drinkable brown ales I have had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2003 19:38:31 | More by Gavage
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DESTRO

Nevada

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this pours a nice deep brown with a decent head. for a good whiff it needs to warm a tad and when it does a light maple rises up. malty. the taste is nice and balanced, slighty nutty with a real solid malt character. def. on the sweeter side of things but it does have a nice recognizable hop bite. medium mouthfeel, keeps it easy drinkin but still satisfying. pretty damn tasty. this beer was one of the first local brews i got into and still order a pint from time to time.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2003 17:55:08 | More by DESTRO
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This German brown ale poured a dark amber-brown with good white foam. The smell was extremely faint. The taste was good: dominated by malt with some sweetness. The mouthfeel was very smooth and clean with low carbonation. The drinkability was good. This is a very drinkable brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2003 13:43:11 | More by UncleJimbo
Old Town Brown from Chicago Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.