Lost Trout | Third Street Brewhouse

Lost TroutLost Trout
168 Ratings
Lost TroutLost Trout

Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by garymuchow on 07-12-2012

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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel, toffee and slightly nutty.

T - It tasted fairly nutty - almost like an English brown. Good roastiness and caramel with a slight bitter bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice brown ale. Very sessionable and tasty.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/15/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nutty/chocolate/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a damn nice American brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is brown in color with a khaki head. Starts off with sweet toffee and toasted malt, a light nuttiness as well. There's a mild roasted malt aroma and a hint of metal. Sweet caramel and toffee are the primary flavors of the beer, but there's a bit of nuttiness, roast, and chocolate. Light metallic notes on the palate as well.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Third Street Lost Trout Brown Ale. Third Street Brewhouse, Cold Springs, MN. Alc. 4.9% by Vol.

Rich brown coloration, impenetrable haze, small head.

Aroma: big ol' sweet malt, notes of brown sugar and molasses, with plenty of cocoa.

Taste: More malt sweetness on the tongue, with a fresh blast of hops here and thee. Just enough bitterness to keep everything fairly balanced. Medium-boded. Long, malty finish.

I'm trying to figure what this beer has to do with trout, though. Let's look at the gobbledygook. "The Story: Lost Trout Brown Ale. Lost Trout. It's a real problem in these parts. Legend has it this species flowed aplenty in the brewery creek, while others say the trout left town years ago. Where have all the trout gone? Maybe to those fancy creeks in the city. Maybe to the local fish fry. Or maybe--just maybe--they're living a life of crime on the streets. The legend of the abundant trout in the creek seems a bit fishy. But you know what isn't? Lost Trout Brown Ale: Truthfully Delicious. Malts: Pale, Caramunich Barley, Hops: German and US (Magnum, Golding, Tettnanger.)

I know it's supposed to be "funny", but that pointless bit of poorly written drivel has to go down as one of the biggest wastes of ink on a beer label. Until the next time I look at a Stone label, that is.

The beer? Not bad, a bit too much with the cocoa and so forth, but I won't turn one down.

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Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Princeton Liquors. I don't often take notice of brown ale, but this has big cocoa and roasted barley flavors without too thick a body, like so many American browns. It's not sweet and fruity like an English, but also not as bitter as many craft browns. It's just a smooth, clean mix of dark grains that's appropriate in any weather. Check it out. Another fine beer from Third Street. It's great to see the folks in Cold Springs making solid beer.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.41/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a deep auburn color. Some white froth and lacing.

(S)- A slightly nutty sweetness with subtle bits of honey.

(T)- Quite nutty with a chalky dry fig-like sweetness.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. It has a nice underlying sweetness to it, though it does seem to be a bit high for a brown ale. At the same time it feels even a bit thin too

(O)- Very nutty and fig-like. Almost like a brown ale was blended with a very very mild barleywine.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours bright brown under a 3” light tan foam collar marks each drink. Rich malt and hop aromas, some light toast, hints of chocolate lead to a hoppy finish. Refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of beertunes
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GaryMuchow for this one. Poured from 12oz can into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear medium brown color with about 1/3 inch of tan head that had good retention and light lacing.

The aroma had a very notable grain base, with just a light touch of roast, and an interesting tickle of hops in the background. The flavor profile was pretty similar, just amplified. The malts were nicely grainy, with just a touch of sweetness, and the hops added a different earthiness, without conflicting or dominating the malts.

The body was smooth, even, clean, and finished nicely dry, a rarity in the style. Drinkability was great. I could easily knock back a sixer of these, and would order it over the bar often during our typically wet PNW winters. Overall, a really well done example of a style that's being often ignored by a lot of my local/regional breweries. A must try if you see it.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and dark brown with some hints of amber and ruby red. Big five finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: Lots of sweet and roasty dark malts. Rich malts with good hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and burnt toast. Big hints of nuts. Subtle hints of dark fruit. A decent scent of earthy hops in the background. Smells pretty roasty and rich. Very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a very full and roasty tasting brown. Big taste of sweet roasted malts with big notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, nuts, and burnt toast. Subtle taste of dark raisin and prune add a little sweetness. The sweetness is balanced by a decent bitterness from some earthy and spicy hops. A very rich and balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy. Lightly syrupy, but finishes somewhat dry. Very smooth.

Overall: A really solid all around brown ale. Good sweet dark malts with a nice hop presence.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark brown color with red hues along the edges. The head is on inch of light tan foam that recedes slowly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, nuts, with a very faint hint of dark fruits. The aroma is amazingly strong for a beer of such low alcohol. The taste is similarly strong with a bunch of nice malty flavors. Toffee, nuts, baked bread, and molasses. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, I really like this beer, and can see myself drinking it regularly. It almost ventures into the realm of a Dark Mild Ale in both its flavor and aroma, and I really appreciate that aspect of this beer.

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Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown with a solid, attractive head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Enjoyable malty aroma of caramel, toast, and slightly nutty. Some earthy hops as well. Solid.

Nice flavor of caramel and bready malt. Also get nutty and chocolate notes. A little hoppiness and flavor enough that I get some earthy notes. Pretty good flavor out of a 4.9% ABV beer. Very clean.

Body is on the lighter side which is not surprising. Well match carbonation that gives the beer life without going overboard.

An all around solid beer. Love the low ABV and drinkability. I have been impressed with all the Third Street beers and all of them will be in my regular rotation.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of garymuchow
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice toasty slightly roasty and bits of caramelly sweetness with a soft background of soft German hops. Strong enough to be apparent yet soft enough not to overwhelm and blended very nicely.
Need to pour a little aggressively to get the tan head and it settles out a little quick, but nice enough. Very clear body of brown with red highlights in the light.
Malt flavors match the aroma in a very nice manner. The hopping is softer than I expected, but with a little digging it can be found and again it resembles the aroma character very much. The finish is rather short with minimal bitterness and and a malt and a little hop carryover.
Moderate feel with moderate carbonation.
This is a solid drinker. Brown ales aren't the most exciting style, generally, but this one does fine by what it is. Don't turn it down if offered and it probably blends nicely with some grilled food.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Lost Trout from Third Street Brewhouse
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