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Downtown Nut Brown (D.T.B.) - Pearl Street Brewery

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 06-22-2005)
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Photo of mdwalsh
1.48/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A: Pours a nice rich brown color with a largish, 2.5 finger tan head. The beer is quite clear with excellent active carbonation. The head has a nice texture to the hop and a variety of bubble sizes. Attractive. 4.5

S: I'm getting...vegetable on a bed of grain. Very off putting. That is smells strongly of DMS is really all I care to say about the aroma because I don't want to smell it any more. 1.5

T: Yep, right there in the taste too. Very strong old cooked vegetable taste. It's terrible. This my friends is barely worthy of going into my drain. Holy Crapolla. This is taking the place of Triple Bock as the most off tasting, horrid beer I've ever had. GAH. Get it out! 1

M: Alright, not overly thin but could use body and texture. 3.0

D: Never, ever, ever again will I pay for this beer. I might even turn down a free one. I'm literally feeling sick to my stomach. 1.

mdwalsh, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of jreindl
2/5  rDev -44.3%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of dav2080
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

dav2080, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Cthulhu
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Cthulhu, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of fiveiron
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

fiveiron, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Jparker37
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A - Dark amber with great clarity. Off-white cap of foam holds a cap. Spotty lacing.

S - Biscuit malt that jumps right into some coffee with little in between. Plenty of DMS.

T - Taste follows the nose. If I closed my eyes, I wouldn't know there were any kilned malts in this from all the base flavors. Prickly carbonation on top of some mild sweetness. Finishes with some bitterness.

M - Light to medium-light body, medium to medium-high carbonation, semi-dry.

O - It's good to support local breweries so in a pinch I would order this but not over most American craft beers. This beer has some aroma flaws and really lacks all character in the taste.

Recommendation - Pass this up.

Jparker37, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Propst
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Given to me by a friend from Wisconsin. Nice malty nose with hints of nuttiness and chocolate...not very pronounced. The flavor is a lot like the smell, nutty, malty, but a little watered down. Mouth feel is a bit thin. This is a pretty average beer but would go great with a ham sandwich.

Propst, Jul 14, 2007
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.4%

sgttibbs, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -16.4%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.4%

oline73, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Schwartzi
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Schwartzi, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -16.4%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Dogbrick
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draught at the Freight House in La Crosse. Pours dark brown with a medium thin beige head that lasts pretty long. Nutty, malty aroma. Medium-bodied (a little watery at times) and smooth with an earthy malt flavor, along with notes of chocolate and nuts. The flavor is not very pronounced though. The finish is thin with sweet malt and caramel flavors. Fairly average overall.

Dogbrick, May 25, 2006
Photo of teamwiggum
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

teamwiggum, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Canada_Dan, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, reddish brown color with a small, tan head. Not much lace to speak of.

S - It smelled malty, slightly nutty and a little fruit which didn't seem to fit the style.

T - Nice, sweet caramel flavors with hints of nuts, barley and grasses. None of the flavors really stood out.

M - It was soft and smooth. A light-bodied ale with a fairly creamy finish.

D - This is an okay ale. I expect a nuttier flavor from an English brown.

zeff80, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of lester619
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent brown with a very modest head. No real lacing to speak of. The smell is a little nutty and malty with a slight citrus character, but overall pretty bland in the smell department. Not a bad flavor by any means, but not memorable either. Smooth toasty nutty malty flavor with a slightly smokey finish. Some tangy bitterness helps to balance the malt. Nice substantial creamy mouthfeel at the end. Overall, this was a pretty good drinkable brown, but not something I would miss if I never saw again.

lester619, May 28, 2011
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kunstman, May 09, 2012
Photo of chet1215
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

chet1215, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of s_wit
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

s_wit, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of schomber
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

schomber, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a medium brown, fairly clear, with a one finger off white head. Retains well and leaves some lacing.
S- Malty, nutty, and dark bread. All in all pleasing, albeit not very strong.
T- It's a bit sweet on the tongue. Bready, with a thick caramel flavor. A nice nuttyness in the finish.
M- Medium body, maybe a bit thicker. It sits firm in the stomach though. Medium carbonation.
O- A decent brown and worth trying, but not a classic of the style.

jsprain1, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of FritzSteinhoff
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

FritzSteinhoff, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Chokobo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Chokobo, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of nate19red
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

It's fine. Just fine. Nice when the establishment has no craft beer and you're in need of beer. Nice pairing with most bar foods, especially of the deep fried persuasion

nate19red, Aug 28, 2014
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Downtown Nut Brown (D.T.B.) from Pearl Street Brewery
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