20" Brown | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
49 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle of a 6-pk.
No BB date info.....boo.
Pours clear, warm brown; nice head.
Great example of the brown ale style. Sweet dark malts, heavier fullness on the taste without high abv.
And for me, a nice change-up from my usual IPAs.
Rated in the low 80s is laughable ----- I've had some unequivocal p!$$ that are rated high 80s here.

If you don't like brown ales, don't buy them. Otherwise...this is quite a good one.
And another very good effort from Cascade Lakes. Cheers!

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub.

Look: deep dark amber body with a very good, off-white head; excellent lacing.

Pleasing aroma features sweet malts and spicy hops in about equal measure.
Flavor: follows the nose.

Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beardo
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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 everlong353
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Glibber
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ademotte89
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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