D-Town Brown | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GeoffFromSJ on 03-27-2005

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of anteater
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Philly Burbs Crawl III

Light brown-to-dark red body, crystal clear, topped by a lively head of bone china colored froth. Some nice lacing.

Mild nose, some bread, some earthiness.

Good caramelly start, but not syrupy, a clean taste. Toasty also. Comes in and establishes a postion center of the tongue. The earthy, herbal hops stake their claim around the perimeter, each in balance with the other. Nice mild hop tingle in the finish and aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel, and good drinkability. Very sessionable.

An enjoyable brown ale, nice out of the jug, and a knock out on cask.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served via the hand pump at victory. Appearance is a moderate brown color with slight head. Smell is of roasted nuts, but nothing exceptional. Had a pleasant taste and was very easy going down. Left a good taste in the mouth. A very drinkable brown ale

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice head and the color is...brown, of course. Smell is of some malt. Taste seems to be pretty on-style, like many Victory offerings. Some hop taste is present in the beer. I may be confusing it with some alchohol astringency, but I don't think so. This is a very good session brown ale. A little bit of alchohol bite in the mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at DBA in NYC.
A very, very dry brown ale. Scant chocolate and caramel sweetness to be found but mostly there is a dry hops presence in mouthfeel not so much in flavor.
A slight nutty presence to be found. Makes me think of what an unsweetened cola might be like.
Easy drinking beverage.
I wouldn't mind seeing this in bottle form.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice session beer. Pours a duh...clean brown color with little head or lace. Somewhat fruity smell with hints of caramel and roasted nuts. Tastes brings out a light roasted flavor with a good caramel background that is well supported with bittering hops. No hop aroma whatsoever. Probably a bit high on the IBU's for an English Brown Ale but the hops are certainly British and not American. Overall a solid offering from Victory and worth the try if at the Brewery.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back on tap at Victory - Oct 2012 - after a long hiatus. Deep brown in color with a decent head that disappates to minimal over time. Good lacing on the glass and nice mouthfeel from the tap. Smells malty with a hint of a fall leaves. Quality flavor with a hint of sweetness - maybe some brown sugar.

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Photo of scooter231
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep deep dark color, pretty creamy head. Smell is extremely faint, but all I can pick up is coffee. Good smelling coffee, though. Taste is more coffee, some caramel, and a hint of toffee- like a light stout- tasty, but nothing overly complex- just tasty.

Mouthfeel is full and chewy, very nice. Overall drinkable, a good brew. I don't think it was anything particularly exceptional, but it was good for what it was, a tasty, refreshing beer. I'd have it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Small off-white colored head fades to a thin film leaving a few string of lace behind. Glassy, caramel hued chestnut colored beer. Biscuity cocoa aroma. Cocoa malt flavor up front is quickly joined by a nice mellow hop tea that makes a strong run towards the end. There is a distracting, faint vinuous flavor that fades in and out, mingling with the hop tea flavor. The finish is an enjoyable mix of hop and dark malt bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and soft, but somehow it's still got a solid body. A decent mild flavored brown ale with plenty of hops, but it just wasn't that great (yeah I expect a lot from Victory). I have a feeling this one has a really short shelf life so I'll give it a try next time I see it.

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Victory : D-town Brown

LOOK: Light brown and perfectly clear, soapy slight off white head forms and leaves plenty of lace.

SMELL: Toasted malted barley, grassy hops, and caramel.

TASTE: Caramel, fairly hoppy, with an even finish. Munich style malts and American hops, this tastes like a bastardized Oktoberfest. Light toffee and finely milled malt flavor, and very clean at that.

FEEL: Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation.

OVERALL: Solid brown ale with a German influence. Drinkable with a nice hop presence.

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Truh
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schlepped it on the subway with this one on 5/12/2005. 16-oz. pint at the Cambridge Common.

ΒΌ-inch tight white of starting coat settles to a fungal covering with some stick, not inordinate. Deep brown hue with almost touches of red, pure clarity and largely mute. Meaty malt wetness on nose with almost a tangy notch at the end. Seemingly fruit bubblegum to taste which is followed by a cutting chop of caramel malt and just a hint of smoke. Fairly smooth, though verging on sticky on the mouth with a medium body.

Good, and far from sweet, though not off the charts.

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D-Town Brown from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 33 ratings