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

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83
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
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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matt82gill, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dsshuck, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
4.7% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Onenote81 for the N.C. gift pack :)

A - A moderately aggressive pour fills the pint with an effervescent dark ruby mahogany-colored beer and a quickly fleeting inch of khaki foam. Lace is absent from the pint and only a thin ring of bubbles remains.

S - The beer's aromatic, yeasty quality disappears with the head, leaving it tough-to-smell, but a swirl brings back some scents of booze-soaked wood and plum which is interesting considering it's low ABV. Slight cardboard undertones poke out around roasted malt, which imparts bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nuances though the majority of the malt is a pale base with caramel hints. Very earthy in nature.

T - Malty and straightforward, Old Town Brown has a simple base with a nice addition of roasted malt for a pinch of dark chocolate and coffee nuance to it. Subtle woody earth notes combine with dark fruit yeast esters well on the finish.

M - Highly effervescent, abundant carbonation is a bit distracting from the rest of the beer. The mouthfeel is otherwise smooth and medium bodied with a light dry and mildly acrid bitter finish.

O - Kind of all over the board, Natty Greene's Old Town Brown manages to keep a couple things consistent; detrimental high carbonation and moderate earthiness. The roasted malt works well though this beer, adding nice nuances, but the rest of it could use a little work.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hsc12, Aug 07, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a big fluffy light brown head. Fades somewhat fast, leaving decent lacework behind.

S: Toasty crackers and a little bit of nuts. A hint of brown sugar.

T: More toasted cracker and lots of it. Mild nuttiness and just a hint of toffee and cocoa in the finish. Pretty simple but smooth and almost creamy brown ale.

M: Borderline watery, it is only 4.5% ABV after all. Not bad for the low ABV to be honest.

O: A simple and very light brown ale. Tasty enough, especially for only 4.5%. Very drinkable, balanced and smooth.

Dope, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Hanzo, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Luigi
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Luigi, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

wchasse222, Mar 12, 2012
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Lob, Feb 27, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very deep brown, clear and slightly red at the edges, with about 1/2 finger of medium tan head. Head fades fast, but leaves some nice gobs of lacing.

Smell is pleasantly sweet. Brown sugar is the dominant aroma. Unfortunately, I don't get much beyond that. Rather simple. A touch of dark fruit on the edges, but that's about it. The smell also fades really quickly. After the first sip or two, I can't pick it up.

Taste has a little more variety, but lacks that one strong character. A mishmash of malty flavors, with nothing really standing out. A bit nutty (hazelnut), a faint hit of grassy hops. Finishes rather dry.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, good lightly tingling carbonation. And that dry finish again. I like it.

A well-rounded, straightforward brown ale. There's nothing really remarkable about it, but somehow it's all working together quite well. Nice, easy-drinking, reasonably tasty, and sessionable.

zeledonia, Feb 15, 2012
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Old Town Brown from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.