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

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Downtown Nut Brown (D.T.B.)
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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 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 oline73
3/5  rDev -16.4%

oline73, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mendvicdog, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +11.4%

MarkyMOD, May 23, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, riley's

appearance: poured into an imperial pint - cola/mahogany body with a thin creamy tan head that retains itself nicely, amber tints

smell: a touch of roasted malt, light caramel, roasted nut

taste: nothing special but a nice nut brown i suppose...strong roasted malt current, a little nutty,minimal caramel, grassy hops in the background. not bad but not my thing

mouthfeel: thin but creamy

drinkability: good

dirtylou, May 22, 2009
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 cokes
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a maroon-glinted copper with a thin beige head that sticks around a good long while.
Nose of toasted grains, cocoa, roasted nuts, granola, and a vague plumminess.
Tastewise, toasted grain still reign supreme, but chocolate and dark fruits eke out more respective ground. Granola and assorted roasted nuts arrive midway and linger. Hopping is modest in flavor, but slaking in its background bitterness.
Medium bodied, or maybe slightly less. Carbonation is modest to begin with and peters out over time, but that's not so much of an issue here.
Just a solid, basic, well-done Brown Ale.

cokes, May 12, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a murky dark brown color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into nice lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, and is nutty and creamy...all the things a brown ale should have. The taste is like the aroma, but a little milder. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a nice brown ale. It is tasty, but would be better if the taste were as burly as the aroma.

KarlHungus, Nov 26, 2008
Photo of jera1350
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Starlite Lounge.

Nut brown ale colored brew with a thin layer of tan foam on top.

Nutty, malty sweetness, hint of cocoa powder.

Nutty malt flavor, moderate malt sweetness with a touch of alcohol at the end. Some bread crust in there. Nice approachable flavor.

A tad thin, but nothing like some of their other beers I've tried. Drier finish at the end.

Overall, this is a nice brew. If they can make a beer like this, then they should be able to follow suit with some of the other train wrecks I've tried from them.

jera1350, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Canada_Dan, Mar 25, 2014
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 Localdrinklax
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Localdrinklax, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kunstman, May 09, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.4%

sgttibbs, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

DTB Brow pours a clear brown color, with a nice lacing head. There is a nice roasted nutty aroma. The taste is much the same, nice roasted flavors, good mellow nut like notes; sweet and mellow. Good body. Overall its a very nice solid Brown Ale.

vette2006c5r, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

tdmccarthy, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

teamwiggum, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Rborre321
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%

Rborre321, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -16.4%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Skidz
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright copper and sits chocolate brown in the glass with a good sized soapy tan head fading quickly to a thin skimming along the top.

Toasty malts up front with slight chocolate hues and mild, earthy hops.

Solid toasty malts and a well-balanced dose of grassy hops bitterness. Hints of hazelnut and almonds and a slight woody character.

Crisp a clean feeling in the mouth, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid nut brown by all means.

Skidz, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Greggy, Apr 09, 2014
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
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

wiscokid920, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of mfl620ks
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

mfl620ks, Jan 31, 2014
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Downtown Nut Brown (D.T.B.) from Pearl Street Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.