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Face Down Brown - Telluride Brewing Co.

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very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Telluride Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 03-18-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Catphish, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

kevinscott, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Dmart1223
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn good brown ale. It brings a sense of fall to the middle of summer.

Face Down pours a dark brown with a hint of ruby, with an excellent semi-lumpy tan head. Does it stick around? Well enough, and the lacing absolutely coats the glass.

This might sound strange, but I think it smells like a gourmet version of Sugar Smacks cereal. It has the nutty roast malt, the sweet chocolate and a whiff of buttery toffee.

But the kicker for me is that this beer really isn't my style, but I like it anyways. It hits right up front with a strong roastiness, and continues to deliver it through a smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. There's a hint of sweetness and just enough bitter to balance it, accentuated at the end with a touch of hops.

It's bold and balanced -- very good overall, and perfect for sessioning.

Dmart1223, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours brown with a medium frothy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is nice roasty chocolate malts.

The flavor is roasty chocolate malts, nuts and some brown sugar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid brown which is not my favorite style. I remember liking it a bit better on tap.

Beaver13, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of BlackHoleBrew42
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its better than good. Its gooder. Best brown ale I've ever had. Find it. Elegant, hoppy, smooth, delicious, sessionable like no other, pairs amazingly with everything from dessert to steak to cheese to sitting on the porch with a guitar. A clean and magnificent example of the Colorado Craft beer scene and an homage to just how important water is in the brewing process.

BlackHoleBrew42, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into imperial pint at Euclid hall Denver. Nice creamy head over a deep amber brown. Some nice roasted coffee malts and sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor of sweet chocolate but mainly roasted bitter malt. A bit over bitter but it plays nice with the sweetness. Its super dry...but overall a damn good brown. Would love on cask...

DrinkSlurm, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

LuckyJohn, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

navin, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

largadeer, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

PalatePilot, May 28, 2013
Photo of denver10
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a chocolate brown with a dirty khaki head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, taffy, cocoa, and some roasted barley. Flavor is much the same with a rich caramel, taffy, and nutty foundation but also some nice cocoa and a great roasty finish which teases of offering some coffee. A fuller mouthfeel, not much activity. Overall, this was a pretty good, maybe even great, brown ale. Avery's Elllies Brown Ale might have lost its place atop the podium for being my favorite Colorado brown ale (though still yet to try the hyped Upslope Brown). Will definitely drink this again and now interested in checking out more stuff from Telluride Brewing.

denver10, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

crobinso, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bigbluebeerguy, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Jasonrm72, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JMBSH, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Summer78, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

deanhead, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cbcrunch, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

blindpiggie, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the best American browns ive had in ages, honestly the best I can remember since cast iron oatmeal brown from 4 hands in st Louis about a year ago. the pour on this is straight milk chocolate, all double boiler melty, just not as thick, and a nice rice colored head with decent retention. the nose is vanilla and medium roast barley, very little bitterness chocolate is the first thing I taste, and immediately notice how much body we have here, this is a thick beer for sure, smooth and velvety, heavy yet delicate, brilliant really. its a lot like chocolate milk, but without too much sweetness. there is also some unidentifiable funky grain in here. its not rye, but its something unconventional, and it works, even though I cannot place it for the life of me. overall a beer worthy of the awards its been handed, and easily the better of the two beers ive had from telluride. they seem to be going in the right direction, and this incarnation of an American brown ale is just splendid. limited distribution at the moment I think, but stay on the lookout.

edit: this is even better on tap. seriously the best brown ale going right now. wow.

StonedTrippin, Mar 28, 2013
Face Down Brown from Telluride Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.