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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
83
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736 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-01-2001)
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Reviews by Lou101:
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Lou101

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What more can I say. This is a tasty brew!
Bottom-line, Downtown Brown is an overall great beer.
You can never go wrong in ordering this tasty ale.
I have enjoyed this brew in both bottles and on tap and never had a bad pour.
Very smooth and even with caramel undertones.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 00:28:20 | More by Lou101
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SummerRoseAnn

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fan of the downtown brown, sadly, it's only available from one beer and wine shop in town, so it's a rare treat.

Malty and sweet, clear deep brown color. Modest foam, that dissipates rather quickly. Nice refreshing brown, very clean taste, none of the mustiness that occasionally accompanies malty beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 17:54:49 | More by SummerRoseAnn
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Pug

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-27-2014 16:11:33 | More by Pug
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Keepnitrl

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-24-2014 19:17:23 | More by Keepnitrl
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Endocador

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-24-2014 04:10:49 | More by Endocador
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jdrankin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-23-2014 00:11:46 | More by jdrankin
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-20-2014 23:24:19 | More by Hohnbaum
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ZBR101

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-20-2014 21:18:38 | More by ZBR101
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SidDuffman

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-19-2014 04:03:14 | More by SidDuffman
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diverite

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-16-2014 12:37:51 | More by diverite
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Radome

California

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Appears a medium to dark brown in the glass, deep copper/orange when held up to the light. Perfectly clear. Beige head is thick, creamy and long-lasting. Huge curtains of lace. Very attractive beer.

S - Nutty malt aromas, with some crystal malt and even a bit of chocolate and roasted grain. It all smells clean and subtle. No hops or yeast evident in nose.

T - Flavors of grassy hops mix with the malts from the nose. Not as much malt as expected from the aromas. Light chocolate and roast. No yeast character.

M - Thin body. Smooth carbonation. A smooth and oily mouthfeel makes me wonder if there are oats in the grain bill. Significant hops bitterness, but no alcohol burn.

O - This is a clean, well-made, enjoyable brown ale with an American rather than English tilt. Not exceptional, but good.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 06:54:38 | More by Radome
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jarrett123

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-16-2014 00:55:24 | More by jarrett123
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ESimmons

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-13-2014 20:35:13 | More by ESimmons
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catNoises


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-12-2014 20:20:17 | More by catNoises
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juzh12

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-12-2014 16:17:17 | More by juzh12
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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-11-2014 00:31:34 | More by scripna
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the_encinitan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-10-2014 02:09:57 | More by the_encinitan
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-09-2014 13:52:27 | More by ToddThompson
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-09-2014 11:50:45 | More by sansho
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lehueve

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-08-2014 19:20:21 | More by lehueve
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub in Eureka.

Pour is dark amber-brown. Excellent head and sticky lacing. Clear.

Aroma: medim malts with milk chocolate and hints of hops and coffee

Flavor: A load of milk chocolate in the malty flavor.

Feel: medium bodied with medium carbonation level.

O: good

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2014 03:58:44 | More by chinchill
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-06-2014 03:42:25 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Furlinator

California

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cola brown with a 1 inch white head that settles to a thick cap and ring on top that leaves thick strands of lace.

Smell is of hazelnut up front with faint chocolate, caramel and molasses on the finish. Very pleasant.

Taste is of big hazelnut sweetness, molasses, roasted malt and brown sugar up front with faint chocolate on the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A solid malty brown ale with pleasant coffee, hazelnut, chocolate and brown sugar accents.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2014 02:44:03 | More by Furlinator
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Dougish

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-03-2014 16:46:57 | More by Dougish
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges and a finger of beige head. The head dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing behind. The nose is slightly bready. The body is relatively hearty. The flavor is bready with a faint touch of maple. The finish is semi-dry.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 04:40:20 | More by 57md
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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.