Lost Trout - Third Street Brewhouse
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Reviews by GoldHorde:
3.89/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma of sweet malt, pouring expectedly a hazy dark brown (about a PMS 469). A small but stubborn head with thick lacing. It has the notable flavor of sweet malt which I expect and it is a very nice flavor.
While I turned against english style ales sometime ago after too many disappointments - usually because they lacked body to match the bitterness. The American Brown Ale is the EXACT same style - except that it is just across the pond. One expects the BEST brown ales to have light or dark molasses color, full bodied mouthfeel with a high sweet malt content and either just a hint or a hard hammer of hop bitterness. I would not expect heavy or strong aromatics upon opening. This beer gets base hits on all counts - quite a relief actually, after so many disappointments in the Brown Ale field.
The Third Street Brewery offers 4 styles in their variety pack, including this one, and me thinks it is a good introductory selection for newbies, wannabees or for folks who want to test the styles next to each other. One of my previous brown ales was a dry-hopped version which was very good - but close to the foul line and nearly 'out-of-style'. This is a nice beer and because of it, I think I will revisit the Brown Ale category more often to see if I can remain pleased.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2013 04:20:08 | More by GoldHorde
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3.71/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a nonic pint glass, I was greeted by a deep brown colored body that allowed very little light to pass through. Crowned by a tan, pillowy head that leaves a decent amount of lacing behind.
The aroma here is simple, but not that of your typical brown ale. Cocoa nibs with vague hints of roasted coffee. Light traces of molasses provide sweetness. It's crisp, but reminds me more of a stout.
How does it taste then? Well.. like a delicious ale that shares qualities of a brown and qualities of a porter. A lot of bitter chocolate is present here. Light peat character and sweet molasses. Faint nuttiness, but not nearly enough for the style. Likewise with the hops, I'd like more presence.
I would also like more carbonation. The body is smooth and helping make this lightly carbonated ale go down easy. Clean, semi-sweet finish makes you eager to reach for another sip.
What we have here is an incredibly likable and easy to drink hybrid ale that I'm happy I grabbed on my last visit to Minnesota.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 05:49:12 | More by alphagnome
Lost Trout from Third Street Brewhouse
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.