Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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83
good
903 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
903
Reviews:
408
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
135
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 903 |  Reviews: 408
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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in brown and with heft, moreso than a lot of its usual English counterparts. Lighter off white head, 3/5". Aroma gave some brown malt, thats about it.

Taste, still hits those heavier than average malt and thickness notes, nutty, mild chocolate malt feels. A little bit of Cascade hopping is evident.

One of the better brown ale choices out there, convenient format, good distribution, usually reliable and doesn't need to be uber fresh.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.

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Photo of gandres
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap room@ Eureka,CA
Look: Dark brown clear, medium offf white head, goes away slowly
Aroma: toasted grains
Taste: lightly bitter
Feel: medium body, oily feel, flat
Overall: fair beer, free ok, not to repeat, but not to look for
Drank: April 11, 2016

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Photo of casapy
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLHBB
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coconut taste predominant, surprising but tasty.

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Photo of JamminJay1986
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.66 out of 5 based on 903 ratings.
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