Longboard Brown | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rowew on 03-04-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of pinballwhizard
3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good and drinkable if unremarkable brown ale. It's an American brown-style so comparisons to Newcastle/Samuel Smith etc are undeserved in my opinion.

It's good for what it is and nothing more, and I have had plenty of worse American browns.

BTW, since this is a chain, I had this one at the Long Beach Rock Bottom.

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Photo of charlzm
2.4/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on draft at brewery, consumed on 11/12/07.

Very dark brown, utterly clear. No active carbonation, almost no head.

No aroma.

Typical brown ale (Newcastle) flavor. Malty and sweet flavors mask any hops that might be there.

One dimensional.

Will not order again.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RBB – Long Beach, CA

A big-bodied brown ale with crystal malt and a smooth finish. Excellent with one of our steaks.

Presentation: The Tap handle has the words “Long Board” in a red text set above a Surfer Dude riding the crashing waves. Below this the word “Brown” in an orange text. Described as a Brown Ale on the bar top hand-outs. No listed strength.

Appearance: Ruddy dark brown with a creamy tan colored head.

Nose: Aromas are malty with a soft toffee aspect in the background. Plain profile with a very simple “Brown” composition. Nothing complicated by any stretch of the imagination.

Taste: Malty start, which runs through the middle and finish. As it warms it exhibits a little nuttiness and some brown sugar sweetness. Finishes pretty much as it starts, toasted malts tends to linger a little though.

Mouthfeel: Average strength but a smooth feel, middling body with a sweet malty dimension. Does enough to support and portray the flavors.

Drinkability: It’s a strange one this, I find it easier to drink with food, rather than on its own. The malts mix well with things like the Hot Wings and Pretzels, but on its own the Drinkability can be starkly lacking. Overall an average libation.

Overall: An OK brew, but I am not that big on this one, doesn’t really do anything special for me. I’ll pop for one of these once in a while though, more often than not with food.

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Photo of rowew
2.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Longboard Brown definitely let me down. The aroma was great - nice thick malt smells with just a hint of hops. I was excited about this beer. Unfortunately the taste just dissapointed - something wasn't quite right here. It had a nice roasted flavor, but was too thin, and just didn't have the hops or malt bill to back up the roasted flavors.

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Longboard Brown from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.06 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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