Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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83
good
909 Ratings
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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:
909
Reviews:
411
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
138
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of MJSFS
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djcpub
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a very dark brown color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was malt, nut and smoke. The taste was nutty with some hops thrown in. A really good brown ale.
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Photo of vikinggary28
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bottle into glass mug. Colour is very dark brown, almost black with a very thin beige head and no lacing. Smell is very malty. Taste is similar to the aroma but with a definite nut undercurrent, maybe a little toffee. Overall an above average brown ale.

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Photo of Masonpp85
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mkaram
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zaraspook
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of d_kizzle
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandon632
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BEER88
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
2.81/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
While the appearance was a light hazy brown color with barely a head that even when it was there, just fizzled no matter how many times I poured the beer. Any lacing, yeah right, none noticeable in any of the five pours. Hmmm..."ruh roh, Reorge!" Alright, well, here's the rest.
The smell centers around some burnt to a crisp nuts, glad those aren't my nuts, woo-ee, I'd never have kids, damn louisa, damn. Okay, well, then there's some cake, yeah, I get cake, weird, okay, well, everyone likes cake, right? Just seems weird to me, I find a "cake" aroma in an English Brown ale. Where's the toffee, caramel or even any coffee notes? Yeah, not getting it. Still proceeding on this one.
The taste is mainly sweet moderating between the cake and the burnt to a crisp nuts, damn those nuts again, oh sigh. Those poor nuts.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied, so with nothing really off in this one, one could really slam the crap out of this. Carbonation runs really light too.
Overall, I've had a couple homebrews from some of my friends over the years. I've only ever had one brown ale as a homebrew and somehow, I think this seems reminiscent of a homebrew gone bad. Cue "Girls Gone Wild," I'd probably have this again watching that, maybe????????

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Photo of nldubin
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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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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