Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Downtown BrownDowntown Brown
BA SCORE
3.65/5
912 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#33,784
Reviews:
413
Ratings:
912
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
139
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 912 |  Reviews: 413
Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
2.81/5  rDev -23%
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 +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of mrndcmch
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewvent
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #19 - Decent but a bit bland.

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Photo of GFD400
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkawachi
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ry-Dog
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sinodux
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_42
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-not the prettiest beer. Dark brown without much of a head
S-toasted malts and a little bit of chocolate
T-Slight malty sweetness and a little chocolate
Mf- thinner than I would have expected
Overall- a little light on flavor but decent brown ale

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Photo of Beernoobie
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcdavis_AK
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice daily drinker I recommend it

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Photo of pat_mcd19
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmac093
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Aroma gives no clue as to the taste that follows. Starts out with a luscious clear brown pour and thick, silky head. Soft toasted malt aroma leads into big full on brown ale taste. Rich and robust, slick and sublime, lots of dark malts with hints of molasses sweetness round out to a nice nutty taste. One of the better brown ales out there.

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Photo of Moose90
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a really deep and dark brown, almost black, but not quite, still, pours very dark for the style. There is a puffy tan colored head that forms, but dissipates quickly and leaves some spotty sticky lacing about.

S — Smells of sweet medium roasted malts, lots of caramel and, not much else.

T — Pretty muted, though there are notes of rich and sweet malts, on par for the style, if not a bit dark.

M — Nice enough, a bit heavy overall, but it's easy drinking.

O — OK overall, pretty monotone and a bit heavy.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 912 ratings
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