Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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Reviews by TripelJ:
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Now Quaffing: Lost Coast Winterbraun (2003 ~ 6.5%)
Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown with some ruby notes. Not much of a head despite an agressive pour--what little head is more fizzy than fluffy. Smell is sweet with a faint roasted aroma. Taste is mostly sweet with some nice roasted notes--milk chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is thinner than I would like in a winter brew, however there is a very nice crisp bite to every sip from the carbonation which disguises what hops may be present. Overall not my favorite winter warmer, but an interesting beer with its assertive crispness. I was expecting more from Lost Coast on this one, its not too different from their year round brown--Downtown Brown.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2003 00:29:23 | More by TripelJ
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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.