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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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Reviews by Luigi:
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Luigi

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a rich dark brown with some ruby highlights. Light tan one finger head that does retain throughout the life of the ale. There is was a bit of sticky lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rather light but still matches the profile of this style. Carmel malt, roasted malt, a bit of sweetness from the combination of the malt and alcohol.

The flavor has a rich caramel and brown sugar taste. Now this taste was not over powering, it was just enough to match the hops. Hop flavor is mild, but does have a bit a bitterness to balance out this ale.

Medium bodied and mildly carbonated

This brown ale sticks to the style and is a great session beer. I think Natty Green's pub has done great job at brewing a traditional English Brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 19:38:16 | More by Luigi
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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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Falcone

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-01-2014 01:20:21 | More by Falcone
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ahayes

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.