Downtown Brown | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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83
good
911 Ratings
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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:
911
Reviews:
413
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
138
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of bakkerman1
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of silverking
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with decent head that left a little lacing. Smells of malt with some nutty sweetness from what I'm assuming is toffee. Roasted malts come through right away with some sweetness on the back end of the tongue from toffee. Medium-light body with light carbonation. No alcohol taste or bitterness. It was a little light for an english brown ale.
Overall, a fine brown ale. It's easy to drink and hits the taste and look well.

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Photo of dpkpr
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omor
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TBCE
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Moderately dark brown ale. Pours very little to no head. Smell is of smoke and malt. Taste is sweet and malty up front, a little smokiness, maybe a little fruit. Mouth feel is thin and moderate carbonation. Overall an above average brown ale. Enjoyable.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Decko
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't experienced many brown ales other than Newcastle Brown Ale. I found this one to be very different. Deep brown in the glass with sweet nutty and malty aromas. Taste was mostly dominated by sweetness with malt flavours but otherwise a little bit thin. Mouthfeel fine with good carbonation. Overall a good beer but I don't have many reference brown ales to compare it to. I'd drink it again but probably won't remember it in a month. I think that sums it up for me.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geoffq
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chaosfiend
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glinnebur
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep brown with a slight ruby hue, with a creamy tan heaed that settles and laces fairly well.

S: Bready roasted malt, a bit earthy, maybe a touch of smoke.

T: Roasted malt, very light chocolate, toffee, a little smoke, earthiness, and a hint of dark fruit on the finish.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Can't say I was expecting much from this one, but it actually turned out to be a pretty drinkable brown.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12packpoet
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, deep, mahogany color with a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of nice, roasted malt up front, like freshly baked dark bread, followed by some notes of molasses and raisins.

Taste: Very roasty up front, with lots of roasted malt, and some subtle coffee and smoke, which reminds me more of a porter as opposed to a brown ale. There’s some good caramel-like sweetness, and some fruity notes, specifically, raisins.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good brown ale. It’s surprising in how much roasted flavors of coffee and subtle smoke there is. Like I said, this reminds me more of a porter than a brown ale. Tasty.

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Downtown Brown from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.66 out of 5 based on 911 ratings.
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