Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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83
good
909 Ratings
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Downtown BrownDowntown Brown
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
909
Reviews:
411
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
138
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 909 |  Reviews: 411
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

Photo of SGR1220
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of shiu-chan
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber brown on the pour with tall creamy head. Toasty malt and prune on nose. Light toasted nuts, caramel and sour cherries on the palate with hint of bitter chocolate. Easy going.

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Photo of jkhara12
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Cheesyd64
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear, dark reddish brown with a big, creamy tan head. Satisifying lacing.

S: Not much going on here. There's some roast character. Light roast coffee. Burnt toast. Prunes. Earth.

T: This is an odd brown ale. Not unpleasant, just strange. There is a bit of caramel and toast, but it's mostly dark fruit flavors that are tangy, almost sour. Sour cherries. Figs. Prunes. Black tea. Very much like unsweetened black tea, in fact.

F: Medium-light body, smooth carbonation. Quite drinkable.

O: Decent for what it is. If it was really cold you could almost mistake it for iced tea.

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Photo of Jodio
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tavo2311
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaketaz
2.74/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wc94wc
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danicao14
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.66 out of 5 based on 909 ratings.
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