Boom Town Brown | Skagway Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Skagway Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The nine grain American brow ale has a complex, malty profile and a subtle British hop influence. Traces of nut, chocolate and caramel are woven throughout this approachable version.

Added by sprucetip on 11-22-2008

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by notchucknorris:
Photo of notchucknorris
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Skagway Brewing Company

A: Clear amber color with a light tan head.

S: Brown sugar with a slight smokiness as well.

T: I got mostly roasted malts here with a bit of acidic coffee flavor on the finish. Not bad but not something I'd want more than a pint of.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JMS1512
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of guytyping
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikeg67
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and cacao. Body is fool and smooth. Taste is of bready, toasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Finish is long and dry. Nice brew.

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Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy brown color with a film of a white head. Barely any lacing lurked as the beer went down. The smell had a nice roasty nutty sweet and somewhat chocolaty goodness. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this sat about a light to medium with a nice sessionability about it. It left a really nice roasty nutty sweetness rolling over my tongue, somewhat soft and creamy texture. Overall, really nice brown ale that makes up for some of their other ones.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sprucetip
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Skagway Brewing Company in Skagway, Alaska, (population 850) now open year round.

Beautiful deep brown with ruby highlights. Thin tan head with some retention. Some lacing. Very clear. Very attractive.

Initially not much in the nose, just a little bit of malty sweetness. But after the barkeep brought me a warm glass and it warmed after being transferred to the warm glass. As it warmed I got some nutty, Earthy notes. Later even some alcoholic heat in this modest brew.

Like the nose, the taste got way better and complex after being poured into hot glassware and warming. Sweet malt up front, but some dark grains blended nicely, and there was some faint bitterness in the finish to balance the malty base layer.

Lightly carbonated and pretty thin. Some creaminess in the texture as it warmed. A faint bitter dryness in the finish added some complexity.

No problems here! Easily a session beer. I recall pretty much taking care of a neglected growler at a potluck last summer.

So I concede that this is probably not an award winning ale. But, in a town with a year round population of 850 (it more than doubles during the summer tourist season with seasonal workers), we have a brewery! And unlike most businesses, it is open year round!

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Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jeysun23
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of EMV
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dogbrick
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a hazy brown color with a medium and rocky light tan head that recedes slowly. Spotty lacing. The aroma is malty with notes of brown sugar and nuts. Medium-bodied and sweet with malt, caramel and nut flavors that have a slight hops undercurrent. The finish is malty with notes of dark fruit and hops. Slightly above average overall.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Boom Town Brown from Skagway Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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