Downtown Nut Brown (D.T.B.) - Pearl Street Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
04-30-2012 01:29:00 | More by jera1350
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
03-28-2012 23:54:15 | More by jsprain1
3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
05-28-2011 15:54:59 | More by lester619
1.48/5 rDev -58.7%
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.
03-11-2011 13:00:34 | More by mdwalsh
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a nice, transparent cola color. Head was gone before the beer was delivered, and there wasn't any lacing to speak of. The color though -- something about it just spot on.
S: surprisingly bland. Some weak, nutty malt flavors. maybe just a tinge more roastiness than newcastle.
T: A little bit heftier in the taste department than newcastle as well. The nutty flavor is lacking (unfortunately) but a subtle roastiness gives this a nice character. Just seems to make the beer more enjoyable.
M & D: I really don't know about this one. Not as good as fat squirrel, newcastle...about on par with Leinie's fireside nut brown -- but it a different fashion.
DTB isn't bad, it's more like switzerland of the political beer community....it doesn't bother to take any sides.
04-25-2010 23:56:35 | More by AmberMan22
3.4/5 rDev -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.
08-26-2009 01:25:35 | More by zeff80
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
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
05-22-2009 00:10:13 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
05-12-2009 03:58:20 | More by cokes
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
12 ounce bottle with no date on the label.
A- a dark reddish/brownish color.
S- a somewhat coffee-like smell
T- Similar to the smell with a faint coffee flavor. also a pretty good nutty flavor which overtakes the coffee aspect.
M- avearge carbonation
D- a fairly good drinakable beer.
05-03-2009 02:48:16 | More by Fartknocker
Downtown Nut Brown (D.T.B.) from Pearl Street Brewery
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