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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Downtown BrownDowntown Brown

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BA SCORE
83
good

722 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 29 | 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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brmachine

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-18-2014 04:26:45 | More by brmachine
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The-Jolly-Imbiber

Antarctica

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a somewhat smallish pint glass.

Dark red brown body under a 2-finger head.

Nice fruity scent on the head.

Taste: Good bitterness over the gentler flavours. Dark fruit, some breadiness.

Moderate carbonation.

Overall, pretty good, though I'm not sure I'd order it again if there were other more preferable beers on the menu.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 04:59:02 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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JMC0054

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-12-2014 23:46:45 | More by JMC0054
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

03-10-2014 18:24:46 | More by Mitchster
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MsShira08

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +23%

03-08-2014 03:19:05 | More by MsShira08
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Kraig

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-01-2014 18:59:23 | More by Kraig
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StevanTheVegan

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-25-2014 04:28:39 | More by StevanTheVegan
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theteleman

California

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

One of my go to brown ales. 7$ for a sixer at Sprouts in Poway, Ca. Cant beat that price and this is a decent brew. MUCH better then the Newcastle that is being sold over here in the states these days, and cheaper too. A medium bodied mouthfeel with biscuty undertones balanced by malts and nutty accents. Basic, but really good and you cant beat the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 05:11:35 | More by theteleman
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18%

02-23-2014 22:42:30 | More by osuskin
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eastsidelbc1

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-21-2014 05:47:21 | More by eastsidelbc1
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-20-2014 21:06:56 | More by BeerBeast
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-19-2014 22:06:09 | More by micromaniac129
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MajorDizaster

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-17-2014 04:55:55 | More by MajorDizaster
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mpenske

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-16-2014 04:20:39 | More by mpenske
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-14-2014 22:50:42 | More by LXIXME
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hbchrisg

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-14-2014 00:52:02 | More by hbchrisg
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brewbattles

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

We conducted a blind taste test with this beer and 5 other brown ales to objectively determine which one was best. The 5 beers were: Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Big Sky Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. You can view the video here:

http://youtu.be/oz0hSSylY70

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 17:41:40 | More by brewbattles
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-10-2014 01:28:11 | More by Goldndomer
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-04-2014 02:44:57 | More by warpedrevolution
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-03-2014 20:36:21 | More by GraduatedCashew
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TobyRoseman

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

02-03-2014 18:59:24 | More by TobyRoseman
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-02-2014 03:43:21 | More by KeyWestGator
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-23-2014 14:56:30 | More by Griffith
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Daktah

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-20-2014 03:56:53 | More by Daktah
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midlifec

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-17-2014 05:05:23 | More by midlifec
Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.