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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
83
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734 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | 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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WestCoastLibations

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4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For some reason, Lost Coast Brewery, and in particular Downtown Brown, are readily available in 12-ounce bottles here, far across the Pacific, in South Korea! I don't know if there is some stipulation in the recently ratified FTA which aims to promote good beer, or if there is in fact a beer aficionado on some trade committee, but either way, those of us who are familiar with this blessing straight from Humboldt County, are grateful! I for one, have visited the brewery itself while riding my bicycle down the coast of California, so when I stumbled upon it in a corner mart in Seoul...well...I was beside myself!

Poured from its unforgettable bottle into an accompanying Lost Coast pint glass, the namesake color was obvious, with plenty of bubbles present as well, lining the glass with a almost cola-like appearance. Fear not though, this was no cola, but rather a breathable beer, which even after traveling across the globe, had seemingly not lost any of its freshness. Likewise, the smell had also not lost anything in translation, as the scent reminded me of the bays of Eureka, rather than the mountains of Korea.

Following then, the taste also drew me into much warmer climates, with regards to both body and S(e)oul, with hints of Hops which are unfortunately lacking in many of the Korean Lagers so prevalent in these parts. Dark but not heavy, Downtown Brown, as with all good beers, was able to transport me to a time and place far removed from my current set of local circumstances. A reliable go-to back home in Killa Cali., and now, for some blessed trade clause, here in South Korea too!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 09:05:23 | More by WestCoastLibations
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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.