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Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
83
good

738 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 738
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | 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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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
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-16-2014 23:57:05 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

01-15-2014 06:11:37 | More by ChainChompsky
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jworkman

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-08-2014 06:06:13 | More by jworkman
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NickTight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-08-2014 03:32:19 | More by NickTight
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-05-2014 00:18:29 | More by jeff1973
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-31-2013 19:25:19 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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David_Knows_Beer

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-29-2013 17:37:51 | More by David_Knows_Beer
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-29-2013 01:17:30 | More by BillRoth
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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Good clarity. A very dark brown, but ruby highlights are highly visible when held to the light. A contrasting white head vanishes almost instantly.

Smell: Burnt mocha and overripe banana bread. Not terrible, but not very promising.

Taste: A remarkably clean aftertaste doesn't do this beer any flavors, as the roasted dark chocolate flavor seems to simply fall off a cliff with every sip. The overripe banana is also found in the taste, and somehow workks well with unexpected alcohol flavors, making something of a rum cake mixture.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery, but with a bit of fizz.

Overall: Some interesting elements, but walks a strange, thin line between flavorful and flavorless that ultimately makes it forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 19:53:29 | More by BethanyB
Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 738 ratings.