Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Downtown BrownDowntown Brown

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 01-01-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*Review taken from notes*

A: Dark coca-cola brown with a steady pale tan head.

S: Nutty chocolate aroma. Some caramel notes.

T: Smooth nutty taste with a refreshing wash. Very subtle flavors make this a good beginners beer. The finish taste like tea -- throwing me off a bit.

M: Medium to heavy body.

O: Kind of malty. No flavors that stand out really -- which I think would be good for a newbie. I'd probably drink this again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich brown hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy tan foam which, sadly, does not exhibit much head retention.

Smell: mild, slightly caramelly and slightly nutty aroma. A decent brown ale aroma, if a bit on the mild side.

Taste: nice nutty, caramelly flavor with a moderate (and appropriate) level of earthy, noble hops. Quite nice and stylistically accurate.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. Not creamy, precisely, but interesting.

Overall: a tasty brown ale that I would gladly drink again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with a lighter brown body that had some ruby highlights...the head was small and white in color...a bubbly ring stuck around and didn't leave much lacing

S - The chocolate stands out nicely in the nose...a nutty aroma is lingering...the two create a chocolate covered nut presence

T - Chocolate is again a big flavor on the combines with the subtle nuttiness and creates that chocolate covered nut flavor...the roasted malt adds body to the beer and the roast flavor never becomes too earthy hop presence helps to finish the beer

M - Medium bodied...nicely carbonated, nutty, chocolate, earthy hop finish

O - Not a bad brown ale at all...this one stands just above average for me...nice chocolate and nutty flavors

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A: Pours a semi transparent garnet/copper color. Finger and a half of slightly brownish head. Dissipation is moderate.

S: Sweet caramel notes, toffee, milk chocolate, hazelnut liquer, toasty, woody notes.

T: Nice sweet...almost nondescript malt sweetness envelops the palate. This is overtaken by subtle woody undertones and roasty walnut flavors come to play. A little under defined, flavor wise.

M: Carbonated a bit on the high scale, the added seltzer like feel undermines the full body one comes to expect from good brown ales.

O: Decent brown. This one lacks the depth of flavor or the fullness of body of some of the better brown ales on the market.

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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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