Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
lostcoast.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 01-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,038
Reviews:
416
Ratings:
923
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
149
Trade:
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Photo of beerbart
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wtpbod
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rockhead
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonHK
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Available at local Trader Joe's at great price. Easy drinking, smooth, nice but not great brown ale. Nice brown color, foamy head, slightly sweet smell and sweet mouth feel. For the price a good summer time brown ale.

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Photo of ryell0913
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great dark beer. Very deep flavours of coffee and dark chocolate. Great for a evening.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear brown color with a white foamy head. Smells of chocolate and caramel the beer smells very sweet. The taste is similar to the aroma but with a more nuts. It starts of sweet but it fades as it finishes. The beer is very smooth.

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Photo of Brewsmcnasty
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopsohard
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gdobber
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz poured into an Iron Goat goblet.
Look: a nice rich dark brown with ruby edges. Thin half a finger light tan head. didn't last long.
Smell: a bit metallic. hint of blueberry? not much more
Taste: some dark fruits. hint of that metallic, caramel? some toffee.
Feel: average, medium carbonation.
Overall: okay brown. I'll stick with Newcastle when I want a brown.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A fairly dark brown color with a light tan head.

S: Malt forward with bread and toffee notes, as well as a slight roasted character.

T: Toffee, raisin, and and cream come out right away, the finish is caramel, toffee, and bread.

M: Medium in feel with fairly active carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty tasty beer. fairly accurate to style, but perhaps a touch sweeter than I would like.

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Photo of andrewh995
2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a transparent brown with minimal head. Smells of slightly roasted malts, coffee, and caramel. Tastes of slightly roasted malts and caramel. Medium in body and medium-light in carbonation. Overall it's a below average brown ale.

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Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Bartlett Hall in San Francisco. Light brown in color with a nice head of foam. Faint aroma. Tastes like caramel and coffee notes. Slight toffee flavor as well. Mouth feel was creamy. Over all a good beer. I would drink this again given the chance.

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JarMills
2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy to fizzy head that dissipated fairly quick. Mild lace, but sliding.
The aroma had some sweet nuts, caramel/toffee malt base, and a decent earthiness in the background.
The flavor was mainly sweet through the prior blend and carried into the aftertaste just as I expected - fairly smooth.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, I'm a brown ale fan, just in case anyone noticed and this one, well, it's decent, probably won't seek out again, but if offered, I won't turn one down.

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Photo of Waynejagg
4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack $8.29 Tamuras
Dark brown color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Thin tasting, some caramel malts, none of the chocolate that the label says is there
Overall the description on the bottle doesn't match the taste. Its ok, but wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of bshefftz
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From tap at the cafe. Nice color and presentation. Taste was adequate and very drinkable. I enjoyed this one,but i wouldn't say it's memorable. Finishes with a stoney finish.

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Photo of kitekid
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pub glass. Nice little head fizz, settled to nothing. Deep brown, watery cola color.

Nutty nose with light roast

Taste: Nuts and hops interlaced. More chocolatey as it warms up, almost like a dunkel lager.

Mouth is smooth and drinkable.

A good, slightly above-average American brown. A modest but worthwhile venture.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 923 ratings