Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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Reviews by Swimsum:
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a Bruery tulip.
Pours out a root beer brown color. When held to the light the edges around the glass a sort of dark caramel color. A one finger head emerges from the liquid but by the time I get back to my couch the head has already settled to a thin ring around the glass. No lacing is left on the walls of the glass.
A sweet milk chocolate scent gives way to some nice roast. Perhaps it's more a roasty nutty flavor but there is some roast in there. Not an overly complex nose.
Like the smell there is some chocolate in there but this is where the roast really comes out. There is a slight bitterness in the finish to let you know that hops were indeed used. But it isn't very bitter at all. Like the smell, this isn't a very complex beer but I like the flavor that's going on here.
Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. The beer goes down pretty well and while it isn't mouth coating it does a good job of filling the mouth.
This was very easy drinking. I haven't had a lot of English Browns so I don't know when I'll get back to this one but I could see it becoming a beer I get to have every so often when its out. However, won't be the first winter beer I reach for at the same time.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2011 05:23:14 | More by Swimsum
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a crystal clear dark reddish amber brown in color with minimal amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with some lighter aromas of chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted and toasted malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are moderate flavors of cocoa and chocolate with just a hint of vanilla. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present but do not linger for too long.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a touch of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: A nice example of a brown ale with some really nice winter flavors. I enjoyed this one and would definitely consider grabbing it again. Overall the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is relatively easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 02:43:23 | More by dbrauneis
3.96/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Ruby red tinted brown with a mocha head.
S: Citrus hops and a touch of nutty malt in a faint nose.
T: Cinnamon, cardamom, nutty malt, nutmeg, blended really well together. A touch of alcohol.
M: Medium bodied and a little alcohol astringency. Moderate levels of carbonation.
O: Definitely one of the better brown ales I've had, which is saying absolutely nothing, so I'll put it this way: It's a great beer, nice and wintery, and the nutty malt serves as a nice backbone for the wintery style. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
02-06-2014 01:28:44 | More by BierJager89
Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
84 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.