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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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82
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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Photo of AmberMan22
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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.

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