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Old Town Brown - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

Old Town BrownOld Town Brown

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%


Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Vienna, Cara Pils, Crisp Caramel 77, Chocolate Malt, Special DH3, Aromatic, Biscuit

Hops: Progress

Yeast: London, 1028

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2004)
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a very dark brown with a full tan head. The head fades very quickly however, with no lacing. Scents of chocolate and caramel are nice and strong. The taste is composed of chocolate, nut, and dark fruit flavors. Definitely malt-forward. The thin mouthfeel detracted from the experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 06:45:26 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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KajII

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a murky dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a medium collar and fair runny lacing.

The aroma was rather mild of toasted dark malts and a light doughy yeast with hints of coffee and a bit of chocolate.

The taste was mildly malty sweet with just a touch of milk chocolate in the beginning, changing slightly to a mildly bitter roasty coffee presence at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time after the swallow, with the light roastiness fading quickly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps light of medium in body with a somewhat watery texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall as Brown Ale's go, I found this one to be a rather average representation of the style...

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Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 17:06:14 | More by KajII
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Nineteen-eighty-six

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-24-2014 17:06:26 | More by Nineteen-eighty-six
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-13-2014 00:08:21 | More by MichaelProcton
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-10-2014 00:36:58 | More by Soto
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SlamLord

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-08-2014 04:33:55 | More by SlamLord
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, rich, toffee brown coloring with a thin, wispy, white surface coat of head. Aromas of nut sweetness, toast, toffee, and some chocolate highlights. Smells are subtle, but inviting. Flavors are roast and sweet forward, with a nut and toffee blend to follow, and a hint of coffee and chocolate bitterness into the aftertaste. Light, smooth bodied, with a subtle sweet linger on an otherwise clean, smooth finish. Tasty brew, and the lightness of body makes it very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 00:38:56 | More by GarthDanielson
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-04-2014 00:58:21 | More by waiting4lunch
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ben4unc

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-02-2014 18:05:56 | More by ben4unc
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-01-2014 01:20:21 | More by Falcone
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-14-2014 19:11:13 | More by ahayes
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-07-2014 22:20:54 | More by ejohnson654
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Gilly1980

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into my trusty Guinness pint glass.

A- Pours a gorgeous garnet red with a little bit of tan foam that does not stick around. No lacing to speak of.

S- Yeast, biscuit and pretzel. Lots of sweet malt. Just a hint of alcohol.

T- Tastes pretty much like it smells. Hard sourdough pretzel jumps out at me. Aftertaste is warm and malty.

M- Not as chewy as a stout without being watery.

O- Fantastic beer from a local brewery. I don't know how many of these I could drink in one session but I look forward to buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 00:10:13 | More by Gilly1980
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carolinahophead

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-28-2014 23:16:19 | More by carolinahophead
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2014 19:59:47 | More by Morockm
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear very dark brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of nutty malts with lighter notes of caramel sweetness. Very light hints of chocolate and earthiness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of slightly sweet chocolate malts with a light note of caramel. There is a light flavor of nuts and just a hint of earthy hops. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable - not too nutty in flavor but a decent amount of nutty aromas. Very well hidden alcohol and nice easy to enjoy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 02:10:59 | More by dbrauneis
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2014 21:04:35 | More by harpus
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-04-2013 05:19:11 | More by RochefortChris
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runawaycyborg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-18-2013 00:44:23 | More by runawaycyborg
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-31-2013 07:42:19 | More by RedneckBeerz
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ZAN

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-30-2013 20:57:01 | More by ZAN
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-23-2013 22:58:44 | More by brotherloco
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B-SHAY

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-18-2013 18:31:51 | More by B-SHAY
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-07-2013 23:06:59 | More by kristougher
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Perfectly clear dark brown. Some nice dark reds creep around the edges. Head is a light tan, creamy, and leaves a small loose cap. No real lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Caramel and molasses baked brown bread. Sweet and bready with an underlying herbal and grassy hop profile. Chewy malts. Deeply roasted with a ton of cooked and caramelized malt sugars. Nice yeast profile adds some undefined fruity notes.

Taste: A bit of grape jelly smeared on chewy brown bread. Cooked and caramelized malts. Sweet through and through without being sugary. Some backing earthy and herbal elements. A bit grassy. Warming just makes it sweeter. Delightful English yeast adds a bit of depth through the sip. Dark fruit and slightly roasted.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to slightly above carbonation. A bit crisp on the finish, but it's clean. Not quite what it should be.

Overall: A pretty standard English brown ale. Yeasty esters and caramelized malts do what they need to. The mouthfeel is a bit off and hurts the overall enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 19:36:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Old Town Brown from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.