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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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687 Ratings

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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%

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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North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Again another nice Lost Coast Label,beer also looked pretty good nice dark brown color with minimal head.Nice chocolaty smell with some earthiness to it.Taste was sweet but not overpoweringly chocolaty,nice soft malty brown ale.Was maybe a little thin in the mouthfeel dept at times though.All in all a good one.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2003 15:44:14 | More by oberon
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4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2004 Tasting:
Diff from below: Full light brown head. Light coffee character all around. Still an excellent Brown !

Label States: "Smooth, medium bodied nut brown ale"

Per Lost Coast website: 1993 GABF - Bronze

'2613' lasered on bottle ('03' emb on bottom)
Tasted: 08/09/04

($1.61 / 12 oz bottle)

2002 Tasting:
Dark brown, almost black color with a light brown head. Nutty and light roasty malt aroma and taste. Tastes exactly like I thought it would from the aroma. Light bodied (close to medium).

Overall this beer has a very nice soft malt character and is extremely easy to drink. A great session beer!!

4.8% ABV (per a book that I have on Best American Beers).

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2002 09:30:24 | More by RBorsato
Photo of Mark


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a very deep brown / burgundy color. The head was tan and lacing was good. Thick mouthfeel, very creamy and smooth. Good but nothing spectacular. I might enjoy it more during winter as it seems imho, better suited to that time. Take it or leave it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2002 18:58:08 | More by Mark
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark copper/light brown with a nice tan head. Smell is of a nice malt and hops balance. Nice caramel malt taste comes on first followed by a nice hop balance. Not a whole lot going on in this beer. Nice smooth mouthfeel but it does leave a coating behind in the mouth. Nicely drinkable. Wouldn't be a bad session brew but that is probably the only scenario that I would like this, kind of dull, there are better brown ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2002 08:34:44 | More by Murph
Photo of Jordan


4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Deep dark opaque brown. A potent nose full of mature hops and cocoa. Powerful kick of hops with chocolate malt notes. You expect a sweetness, but it never comes. Grows even more bitter in the finish, slightly dry in the finish. Odd mouthfeel, very carbonated, soda-pop texture. Claims to be smooth, there is nothing smooth about this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2002 22:44:26 | More by Jordan
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing better than Downtown Brown at the brewery - in fact I met my love through a friend, at the brewery. When she ordered Downtown Brown, I knew this was the real thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2001 12:05:30 | More by gwfrankpsu
Photo of Jason


3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz short brown twist bottle, no freshness date.

Appearance: Deep dark brown with a thin yet sticky lace that leaves web like trails down the glass.

Smell: Lightly sweet with delicate hints of chocolate and malt sweetness.

Taste: Crisp and smooth carbonation with a moderate body that cradles the slightly Thinnish mouth feel. Hops are distant and only help to balance, they give off a light twang mild to end. Malt sweetness is mild and lets the toasted and roasted flavours rise above with out any harshness. Finish dries a little with hints of toasted husk and fresh milled grain.

Notes: One of the better browns I have had in a while, quite a drinkable little brewski. Up there with New Castle and similar.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2001 16:58:02 | More by Jason
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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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