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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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761 Ratings

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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 18
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of SummerRoseAnn
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

SummerRoseAnn, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Pug
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Pug, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Keepnitrl
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Keepnitrl, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Endocador
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Endocador, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of jdrankin
4/5  rDev +9.3%

jdrankin, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Hohnbaum, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of ZBR101
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ZBR101, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of SidDuffman
4/5  rDev +9.3%

SidDuffman, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of diverite
4/5  rDev +9.3%

diverite, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Radome
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Radome, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of jarrett123
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jarrett123, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of ESimmons
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ESimmons, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of catNoises
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

catNoises, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of juzh12
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

juzh12, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of scripna
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

scripna, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of the_encinitan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

the_encinitan, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of ToddThompson
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ToddThompson, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sansho, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of lehueve
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

lehueve, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%

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

chinchill, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

Furlinator, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Dougish
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Dougish, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

57md, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of cmgage
3/5  rDev -18%

cmgage, Jul 01, 2014
Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.