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Smithtown Brown - West Sixth Brewing Company

Smithtown Brown
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%


Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by KYGunner:
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a light tan head it had an appropriate brown coloring. Light in aroma, there was a smooth brown ale taste. Subtlety malted this brown was smooth and light, though I may have wished for a stronger grain flavoring. I enjoyed this brown ale, very light yet very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2012 23:56:27 | More by KYGunner
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smithtown Brown on tap at the brewpub in Lexington.
Clear but dark reddish-amber. Excellent light tan head and lacing.

Medium-full body; smooth

Aroma and flavor are a tad stronger than usual for style ... a good thing.

Excellent sweet-bitter balance with a mildly sweet start, transforming to a midly bitter finish. A hint of dark fruits is more evident in the nose than in the mouth. Very nice and enduring malty aftertaste.

O: Excellent for style despite being traditional.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 02:05:12 | More by chinchill
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2013 13:29:41 | More by elBecko
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-04-2012 13:33:38 | More by ortie
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear brown with subtle ruby highlights and a creamy, lingering khaki mousse.

S: Aromas of caramel, coffee, cocoa, grain, lemon, and cedar fill the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, coffee, vanilla bean, minerals, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and grain are first to emerge on the palate, with mild hop notes of lemon, lime, herbs, and cedar following. The finish is grainy with a pleasant blend of herbal, mildly citrusy American ale hop flavors and rich, toasty, chocolaty malt notes.

M: Medium-bodied with some firmness and heft. This ale is quite dry, as one would expect. Carbonation is more active than I would prefer. Still, it's quite drinkable.

O: This is a likable, relatively solid English-style brown ale that thankfully does not try to be an American clone of Newcastle Brown Ale or Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale. The use of Centennial and Cascade hops separate this one from the British originals just enough to allow it to stand on its own. Like most English browns, though, there is not a ton of depth or complexity to this beer. It's just a solidly crafted, drinkable ale that comes together nicely. So, if you're looking for complex, robust aromas and flavors that will challenge you, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a nice beer to knock back on a hot afternoon or evening, give this one a go.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 14:22:11 | More by mrfrancis
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lexington's West Sixth Brewery continue to show a breadth of beery talent with their first dark ale in Smithtown Brown. Reaching past the stalwart Newcastle flavor spread and into the more hearty and authentic northern English brown realm, the beer delivers rich nutty taste with class and gusto.

Pouring, well... brown- the beer's filtered appearance shows brilliant clarity and garnet highlights for charming and masculine aesthetics. Capped with a creamy off-white foam stance, the boastful ale demonstrates great head retention and classic English cask-like lacing.

Aromas of cashews and toast give first impression, but not without firm background aromas of deeply caramelized malt, light starch, and freshly kilned barley kernels. The clean scent offers mild hop woodiness with extremely low fruit esters or yeasy spice.

Medium sweetness to taste proves to be evasive as the mid palate dries wonderfully for a lighter-than-expected finish. The thin toffee flavor balances against assertive toast and hazelnut flavors for semi-rich and rounded palate with low-lying bitterness, fruit, and spice. Masterfully balanced, the beer relies heavily on malt complexities to carry the beer from nose to finish.

Medium bodied as well, however the richer early palate takes a quick journey toward clean, crisp, and refreshing closure. Snappy with slight acidity, minty bitterness, and light alcohol warmth; the semi-robust dark ale is surprisingly drinkable.

There's no frills, gimmicks, or games being played here. Nothing that reaches too far for individualism or exploration- but simply a classy recipe that's executed to perfection.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 17:16:54 | More by BEERchitect
Smithtown Brown from West Sixth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.