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

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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

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allbrigs, Mar 12, 2013
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Mantooth, Nov 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

carrollmel7, Mar 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Whsrickqb12, May 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 27, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -22.5%

On tap at The Liberty in Charlotte. Pours dark brown with an off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of toasted, nutty malt, prunes and plums. Light, smooth, quite thin body. Taste is of some toasted malt and some dark fruit. I’m not impressed with this brew.

mikeg67, Jan 01, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -19.7%

[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...


KajII, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

cbyrd4088, Dec 02, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

A: Pours a nice dark brown color with an off white head that fades quickly.

S: Strong roasted malt character with chocolate aroma right up front.

T: Flavor of pumpernickel dominates with a slightly charred nutty flavor at the end.

D: Decent brew, not my favorite though.

rebel1771, Jan 26, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -12.9%

a: just the most minor wisps of foam on an amber-brown body; really unfortunate that it is completely headless; a lot of bubble movement on the top

s: sweet syrupy grape; some light chocolate; some biscuit; the thick syrupy scent is definitely the most powerful

t: sweet syrupy grape is also most prevalent in the taste; some chocolate and malt balls on the back end; very light coffee; dry wheat

m: very fizzy and a pretty cloying; a very non-english brown mouthfeel IMHO

d: ok; not the best natty greene beer and one of the least enjoyable brown's i've ever had

hoegaardenhero, Jan 14, 2010
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Old Town Brown from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.