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Amsterdam Downtown Brown - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The object of desire, Amsterdam Nut Brown Ale is crisp yet subtle in character. A classic British-style brown ale brewed with a blend of Canadian and European malts (including chocolate malt from Belgium), this traditional deep chestnut coloured ale exudes a bold and attractive taste. Brewed with English Ale yeast and balanced by four varieties of continental hops, our Nut Brown Ale delivers an uncommon smoothness and distinct drink-ability.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2002)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2012 16:06:21 | More by ThinkAgain
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

07-26-2014 14:46:52 | More by IPAchris
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-05-2014 00:48:32 | More by valianes
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-15-2014 18:39:30 | More by DarrenBrule
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-14-2014 17:01:38 | More by Cramshawbar
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single 473 ml can of this from a beverage store in Niagra On The Lake, Canada when my wife and I went there recently. Poured into one of my pint glasses. This beer pours a clear, medium to dark brown color with deep ruby highlights when held up to the light. Looks a lot like cola. Tan head is about 3/4 of an inch thick when poured, eventually settling to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Wish it had more lacing though. Aromas of bready, caramel malt and roasted nut are certainly nicely present along with hints of dark fruit such a raisin and plum. H as a nice bready and caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to roasted but flavor of almond and walnut that is rounded out with a hint of the aforementioned dark fruit. Not really any discernible hop presence at all, which is really this beer's downfall flavorwise. It needs a bit of hop bitterness to help balance out the sweetness from the malts, nuts, and fruit notes. Has a crisp, slightly prickly, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in a refreshing manner. AN okay beer overall, not bad per say but not all that great either. This beer has potential. The recipe just needs a little bit of tweaking and I feel it would be a lot better.

Eric

Serving type: can

06-05-2014 03:43:53 | More by neenerzig
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patre_tim

China

3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark wood stain brown with light ruby tinge when held to the light, 4 fingers of light beige head, frilly lacing left on the glass.

S: Chocolate, earthy, like heather or fertile soil, light vanilla note, toasted malts.

T: Chocolate, light earthiness and heather, molasses, then a metallic note, like sucking pennies.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation.

O: Nice ale, not digging the metallic notes. Other aspects are great, smooth and chocolaty.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 02:18:03 | More by patre_tim
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

05-25-2014 01:34:17 | More by polloenfuego
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2014 18:43:04 | More by duimie
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

04-26-2014 00:37:40 | More by CRObighit2
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-11-2014 15:04:11 | More by ArrogantPrick
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark brown with ruby tint; tan head sizzles away in a minute or two

Aroma: not much to it, a little tinny, whisper of chocolate

Taste & Mouthfeel: has the grain flavour of lager but with the light chocolate, nutty touch of darker malts; clean, well carbonated, and easy drinking make for a good sessionable beer that's a little different than the average; over time really wish it had more of the nutty/chocolate flavour, as it can't quite fend off a growing taste of aluminium that is drawing it into the territory of bland

Overall: had potential at the start, but actually grows less interesting over time and more metallic; may be a different story on draft; don't recommend

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 12:09:11 | More by BGDrock
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2014 01:44:05 | More by Jotora
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2014 15:04:39 | More by Subliminal64
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captainhampton

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

02-22-2014 01:42:15 | More by captainhampton
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

02-20-2014 04:53:19 | More by liamt07
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-01-2014 02:14:01 | More by Pmicdee
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-07-2014 19:20:18 | More by Griffith
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-25-2013 19:08:23 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-23-2013 13:40:55 | More by Vyronian
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Derek69

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown ale, poured in glass. Sweet flavour throughout, which for me isnt a great thing. Not a lot of head, about a finger and a half. Lots of roasted malts, very in your face brown, just too many sweet aftertaste notes for my liking. Easy drinking, not offensive at all, very good winter brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 06:51:46 | More by Derek69
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can purchased from LCBO. Picked up another can becuase I enjoyed it enough after sipping on one throughout the Grey Cup that I figured it deserved a review.

Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark cola brown color with 2 fingers of light brown foam on top which lingers for a moderate duration. Head is frothy but only sparse lacing is left. Can't tell the carbonation as the beer appears a bit hazy and is dark enough to make determining other characteristics a challenge.

Smell - Light nut aroma, and even fainter dark fruit profiles. Also a bready backbone that is the star here. Pretty good overall and decent nose even when cold.

Taste - Nuts, namely almonds and walnuts. Combined with a bready flavor. There's not a lot else here, but while straightforward it does taste rather good (to my palate anyway).

Mouthfeel - Smooth, creamy with a slightly dry conclusion. Moderate-high carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good brew, definitely going to have again. To be honest this is one of my favorite Amsterdam beers I've had. While it's no Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale, it's something possible a little more accessible and certainly cheaper in these parts.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 03:25:31 | More by DenisKolkin
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-04-2013 04:09:40 | More by DamageCase76
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-18-2013 03:39:15 | More by Boozecamel
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Amsterdam Downtown Brown from Amsterdam Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.