20" Brown | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
49 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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20" Brown20" Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
cascadelakes.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Named after the enormous Brown Trout found in Northwest streams, this beer lives up to the legend. 20" Brown is medium bodied and has an extremely complex malty character. Using 6 varieties of Northwest grown malt, we created a masterpiece of color, aroma and flavor. Set your hook in one of these and you won't be disappointed!"

Grains: 2-Row, Vienna, Crystal, Chocolate, Victory
Hops: Willamette, Centennial
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.013
I.B.U.'s: 35
Alcohol: 5.3

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 23
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1/5  rDev -72.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Reidrover
2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A light chesnut coloured ale, tan head.Some nice lacing. not much of an aroma. quite a thin taste even for a brown,very sweet..then some hoppy bitterness catches me by surprise near the end. very thin and sweetish on the palate. it drinkable but boring

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of beerguy101
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is nutty and fruity. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and caramel, with a slight hint of chocolate. Hops are spicy and a touch floral. A touch harsh and a little too crisp for a brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

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Photo of Moose90
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of flexabull
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light clear brown color with a nice head.

Aromas are of sweet malts, bread, and a bit biscuit like. Smells a bit "off".

Flavors are muted, a bit of a roasted malt quality, a bit sweet, and with a touch of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is about average. A bit lean in the mouth, but the finish is good.

Session worthy beer. Nothing special, but it is certainly drinkable.

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Photo of hopdog
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium brown color with a large, light brown head. Lots of smaller floaters. Aromas of nuttiness and caramel. Tastes of the same; nutty with caramel. Creamy body. Nothing special...just your typical and drinkable brown ale.

Notes from and tasted on: 10/18/04

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper brown color, thin off white head settles very quickly. Smells slightly of sweet maltyness, with hints of yeast. Flavor is fairly basic, a bit of malt sweetness with just a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, fairly light. Drinkability is quite good, due in part to the low abv, and the mellow flavor.

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Photo of ccrida
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served much to cold in a shaker pint at Wyatt's in Albany, OR, the 20" Brown is a chill hazed cola brown with a thin, but long lasting bone colored head.

The smell is very neutral, even as it finely started to thaw, husky malt.

The taste in on the bitter side for a brown, pushing into semi-sweet territory as it warms, but is not astringent, and is generally inoffensive and enjoyable, with a clean finish.

The mouthfeel is very smooth, with a med-light body.

This was an easy drinking, sessionable brown, made for the masses, but ultimately forgettable.

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Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The new label reads 20-Inch Brown, so I had some trouble finding this page at first. Definitely worth the hunt to review this brew, though.

Appearance: Nice colour. Clear, but not transparent brown. The head retention leaves a bit to be desired for 5.3% ABV.

Smell: Malty, yeasty, maybe a bit nutty. You expect the right amount of bitterness from the aroma, which I think is great.

Taste: Pretty darn good. Malty, but not overbearing or sweet. The hops seem just right for a brown ale (not overpowering the malt). The aroma shows you exactly what tastes to expect from the beer, which I think is an underrated characteristic of good beer. I like to be surprised with how good it smells/tastes rather than how different the two characteristics are from one another.

Mouthfeel: Exactly what I expected. Nothing unusual or exceptional here. Smooth. Does not overstay it's welcome. Not over-carbonated to mask any flavors.

Overall: If you're looking for an interesting brew, look elsewhere. This one hits the mark when it comes to craftsman ship, rather than novelty. It embodies what I wish more people would expect from their breweries. Not fantastic, but definitely better than the majority of what's out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium tawny-brown hue with no haze and a light-to-moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy white foam which is not particularly impressive. Color is nice, though.

Smell: nice and malty with a caramel, biscuity and lightly nutty character. Kind of like a very nice mild; I like it because it's not over the top.

Taste: lightly sweet caramel character with a fair amount of biscuit and bread character. Usually I'm not a big fan of the biscuit but it works well enough here. Very little hop character, if any, but a light bitterness which rounds things out a little bit.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty nice creaminess.

Overall: tasty and drinkable enough. Maybe not my favorite brown ale, but this would do in a pinch.

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20" Brown from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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