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Lost Trout - Third Street Brewhouse

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garymuchow on 07-12-2012)
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2013 23:30:15 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -4%

The pour is brown in color with a khaki head. Starts off with sweet toffee and toasted malt, a light nuttiness as well. There's a mild roasted malt aroma and a hint of metal. Sweet caramel and toffee are the primary flavors of the beer, but there's a bit of nuttiness, roast, and chocolate. Light metallic notes on the palate as well.

08-07-2012 22:32:24 | More by womencantsail
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zeff80

Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel, toffee and slightly nutty.

T - It tasted fairly nutty - almost like an English brown. Good roastiness and caramel with a slight bitter bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice brown ale. Very sessionable and tasty.

01-08-2013 01:38:07 | More by zeff80
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

Third Street Lost Trout Brown Ale. Third Street Brewhouse, Cold Springs, MN. Alc. 4.9% by Vol.

Rich brown coloration, impenetrable haze, small head.

Aroma: big ol' sweet malt, notes of brown sugar and molasses, with plenty of cocoa.

Taste: More malt sweetness on the tongue, with a fresh blast of hops here and thee. Just enough bitterness to keep everything fairly balanced. Medium-boded. Long, malty finish.

I'm trying to figure what this beer has to do with trout, though. Let's look at the gobbledygook. "The Story: Lost Trout Brown Ale. Lost Trout. It's a real problem in these parts. Legend has it this species flowed aplenty in the brewery creek, while others say the trout left town years ago. Where have all the trout gone? Maybe to those fancy creeks in the city. Maybe to the local fish fry. Or maybe--just maybe--they're living a life of crime on the streets. The legend of the abundant trout in the creek seems a bit fishy. But you know what isn't? Lost Trout Brown Ale: Truthfully Delicious. Malts: Pale, Caramunich Barley, Hops: German and US (Magnum, Golding, Tettnanger.)

I know it's supposed to be "funny", but that pointless bit of poorly written drivel has to go down as one of the biggest wastes of ink on a beer label. Until the next time I look at a Stone label, that is.

The beer? Not bad, a bit too much with the cocoa and so forth, but I won't turn one down.

02-07-2013 01:53:43 | More by feloniousmonk
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-13-2013 04:21:21 | More by XmnwildX12
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

Picked up a single at Princeton Liquors. I don't often take notice of brown ale, but this has big cocoa and roasted barley flavors without too thick a body, like so many American browns. It's not sweet and fruity like an English, but also not as bitter as many craft browns. It's just a smooth, clean mix of dark grains that's appropriate in any weather. Check it out. Another fine beer from Third Street. It's great to see the folks in Cold Springs making solid beer.

08-25-2012 22:43:21 | More by tempest
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2013 18:30:54 | More by LXIXME
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-23-2013 03:03:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.39/5  rDev -35.9%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a deep auburn color. Some white froth and lacing.

(S)- A slightly nutty sweetness with subtle bits of honey.

(T)- Quite nutty with a chalky dry fig-like sweetness.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. It has a nice underlying sweetness to it, though it does seem to be a bit high for a brown ale. At the same time it feels even a bit thin too

(O)- Very nutty and fig-like. Almost like a brown ale was blended with a very very mild barleywine.

05-06-2013 16:46:34 | More by sweemzander
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%

This beer pours a dark brown color with red hues along the edges. The head is on inch of light tan foam that recedes slowly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, nuts, with a very faint hint of dark fruits. The aroma is amazingly strong for a beer of such low alcohol. The taste is similarly strong with a bunch of nice malty flavors. Toffee, nuts, baked bread, and molasses. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, I really like this beer, and can see myself drinking it regularly. It almost ventures into the realm of a Dark Mild Ale in both its flavor and aroma, and I really appreciate that aspect of this beer.

07-28-2012 00:43:40 | More by KarlHungus
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morimech

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a light brown with a solid, attractive head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Enjoyable malty aroma of caramel, toast, and slightly nutty. Some earthy hops as well. Solid.

Nice flavor of caramel and bready malt. Also get nutty and chocolate notes. A little hoppiness and flavor enough that I get some earthy notes. Pretty good flavor out of a 4.9% ABV beer. Very clean.

Body is on the lighter side which is not surprising. Well match carbonation that gives the beer life without going overboard.

An all around solid beer. Love the low ABV and drinkability. I have been impressed with all the Third Street beers and all of them will be in my regular rotation.

07-18-2012 21:40:42 | More by morimech
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-28-2013 15:36:15 | More by jera1350
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

Nice toasty slightly roasty and bits of caramelly sweetness with a soft background of soft German hops. Strong enough to be apparent yet soft enough not to overwhelm and blended very nicely.
Need to pour a little aggressively to get the tan head and it settles out a little quick, but nice enough. Very clear body of brown with red highlights in the light.
Malt flavors match the aroma in a very nice manner. The hopping is softer than I expected, but with a little digging it can be found and again it resembles the aroma character very much. The finish is rather short with minimal bitterness and and a malt and a little hop carryover.
Moderate feel with moderate carbonation.
This is a solid drinker. Brown ales aren't the most exciting style, generally, but this one does fine by what it is. Don't turn it down if offered and it probably blends nicely with some grilled food.

07-12-2012 21:11:48 | More by garymuchow
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-11-2012 00:01:50 | More by schopenhauerale
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-25-2013 22:54:38 | More by Tucquan
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2013 03:23:39 | More by jsprain1
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and dark brown with some hints of amber and ruby red. Big five finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: Lots of sweet and roasty dark malts. Rich malts with good hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and burnt toast. Big hints of nuts. Subtle hints of dark fruit. A decent scent of earthy hops in the background. Smells pretty roasty and rich. Very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a very full and roasty tasting brown. Big taste of sweet roasted malts with big notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, nuts, and burnt toast. Subtle taste of dark raisin and prune add a little sweetness. The sweetness is balanced by a decent bitterness from some earthy and spicy hops. A very rich and balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy. Lightly syrupy, but finishes somewhat dry. Very smooth.

Overall: A really solid all around brown ale. Good sweet dark malts with a nice hop presence.

08-11-2012 06:38:12 | More by MattyG85
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-28-2012 08:55:51 | More by bigbeers84
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich, dark brown with initial fizzy head but dies down leaving just a thin crest behind. Kind of expected for a low abv brown, so that's okay.

Smell: Very malty, with caramel, chocolate, some dark fruit and just a hint of walnuts.

Taste: Pretty much mirrors the smell, with caramel and chocolate and a nice layer of dark fruit. The malts never get too sweet. The finish is lightly hoppy, with some spiciness and a little nuttiness. Mild bitterness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium sized body (not too thin considering the abv). Finish is surprisingly dry.

Overall: Definitely a quality Brown Ale, and great for the price. The only downside is that MN has quite a few quality Browns already - the bigger Brau Brothers Ring Neck, the spiced Lift Bridge Chestnut Hill, and of course the cross-style Surly Bender.

07-21-2012 20:29:23 | More by bsp77
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%

New brewery, at least in bottles, so I'm trying to taste their offerings. And I like brown ales more than the average beer drinker, so I'm excited to try this one.

Pours a nutty brown color, clear at the edges and in the pour, but dark enough to be nearly opaque in the center of the glass. Half-finger of off-white head, fades fast, not much lacing. Meh.

Smell is sweet and lightly spiced. Smells like a desert, with brown sugar, nutmeg, and some smooth filling between those edges. Quite lovely, actually. Definitely light and sweet, with nutty hints.

Taste starts out nice, but very quickly fades into nothingness. Flat is the best way I can describe it. Tasting it felt like "ooh! wait, where'd that go?" Starts out half sweet and half nutty, but then the bottom just drops out. Unfortunate.

Mouthfeel is uninspiring. Again, flat is the word, though here it's both in the lack of carbonation, and in the relatively dull feel. Flavor is gone after half a second, and beyond that it just feels like water sitting on my tongue.

Reasonably tasty, particularly for a session beer. But the flavor falls flat, and the mouthfeel is dull. Hmph.

09-07-2012 03:04:30 | More by zeledonia
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

09-06-2012 21:09:24 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-25-2012 03:13:40 | More by Hopstout
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%

This is an excellant example of this style. the color and look of this beer is appealing. the aroma is great, smells very balanced with notes of nuts and more apparent malts and barley. taste is great! not too rich or complex but very well rounded yet very tastey , not lacking in flavor but not overboard either. Very smooth and balanced, great and simple, I would say this is a perfect session brown ale!

08-22-2012 17:18:48 | More by Beerlover
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%

No freshness dating

A= Pours a deep brown color with a little skin of a head on top that holds little retention and lacing on the glass.

S= The smell is a little roast with a bit sweetness to back it up. No hop character to it and a little chocolateyness in it as well.

T= The taste is light sweetness with a light roast. Overall a very light character to it making it somewhat unimpressive.

M= A little high on carbonation but the weight is nice.

O= I dunno if this is what I would consider a great brown ale but then again there aren't many brown ales that are. This is an average beer for the average drinker. Nothing to check into twice if you wanna be blown away but nothing to write off if your looking for some beers.

09-07-2012 04:48:53 | More by jjanega08
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-22-2013 19:36:51 | More by sgttibbs
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Lost Trout from Third Street Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.