Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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83
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
904
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
135
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours into pint glass from bottle, dark brown, literally no head except what is at the end of the pour. Not fizzy. No lacing as it is taken in.

Smells like sweet like brown sugar. Not a strong smell but a soothing smell.

Tastes a little nutty, taste hits tip of my tongue and quickly goes down the gullet. I can take big swallows of this. Taste does linger on the tongue but not annoyingly.

I'm usually not into browns and turn my nose up at them BUT, I must say, this has me wondering what else do I taste in it and if so its good! I like this one. Maybe I've not tried and English brown like this one.

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4.97/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite brown beer. Lots of flavor: coffee, chocolate, malts... but without the harsh bitterness of similar ales.

A: Brown, no flaws. Minimal fizz.

S: Coffee, mocha, chocolate

T: Smooth, hints of coffee, mocha, chocolate, with a nice tangy aftertaste. Very smooth and well proportioned.

M: Excellent... medium to full body, with moderate creaminess feel.

D: Great drinkability for a full flavored brown beer.

Overall: Outstanding effort in the brown beer niche. A great brown to give to a novice... full of flavor without being harsh.

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4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown with a nice thick tan head with good retention
Smell: Malty kind of biscuit bread with coffee tones
Taste: very creamy malty and brown sugar
Mouthfeel: very smooth with slight carbonation and full bodied
Drinkability: very very drinkable enjoyed a lot

One of my favorite!!!

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4.56/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice daily drinker I recommend it

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4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2004 Tasting:
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Diff from below: Full light brown head. Light coffee character all around. Still an excellent Brown !

Label States: "Smooth, medium bodied nut brown ale"

Per Lost Coast website: 1993 GABF - Bronze

'2613' lasered on bottle ('03' emb on bottom)
Tasted: 08/09/04

($1.61 / 12 oz bottle)


2002 Tasting:
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Dark brown, almost black color with a light brown head. Nutty and light roasty malt aroma and taste. Tastes exactly like I thought it would from the aroma. Light bodied (close to medium).

Overall this beer has a very nice soft malt character and is extremely easy to drink. A great session beer!!

4.8% ABV (per a book that I have on Best American Beers).

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

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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What more can I say. This is a tasty brew!
Bottom-line, Downtown Brown is an overall great beer.
You can never go wrong in ordering this tasty ale.
I have enjoyed this brew in both bottles and on tap and never had a bad pour.
Very smooth and even with caramel undertones.

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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.66 out of 5 based on 904 ratings.
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