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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
83
good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 18
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

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

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

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

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

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

lehueve, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of chinchill
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

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

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
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.

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%
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.

57md, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

cmgage, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

pisano, Jul 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

BigJohnShow, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Toml219, Jun 27, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Very low head, but otherwise a nice deep copper. Slightly murky, and nice sediment.

S: Brown sugar, butter, chocolate, smokiness.

M: Thin, grainy, and rough. Low carbonation, and a chocolate soda like fizz. Unfortunately not as smooth as the guy's plum colored suit, and the beer's major fault.

T: Chocolate, caramel, burnt toffee, tobacco, roasted malts, roasted hazelnut. NO bitterness. Residual sweetness. Or are these big flavor at fault?

O: Confusing beer. Great flavor profile with potential to carry complimentary bittering herbals with its thinner texture, but is wasted by being too dry, making the chocolate seem powdery. Granted this beer was stamped 12/13, and if I see a fresher bottle I would like to re-evaluate for hop character, and hope for:
1) A nice hoppiness; or,
2) A smoother mouthfeel.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Avie1215, Jun 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

aarontaylor777, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

rcrockett74, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

tdm168, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

packett, Jun 10, 2014
Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.