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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

they must have started making this one again, on tap at lucky pie downtown, and a really unimpressive beer, maybe the worst i have had from these guys, why are usually spot on, especially with these more basic styles. the pour is pretty nasty looking, indian brown in color, with a ton of sediment and cloudiness, not sure why thats there, yeasty even for an english example of the style, not not really much head on it, really pretty sloppy for a brown. the nose and taste are equally unimpressive. its one dimensional, chocolate malt and a little maris otter type, a little sweet, but really bland on the grain front, and the yeast is uneventful for how much of it remains in suspension here, i expected a lot more, maybe one of those beers thats not much to look at but tastes amazing, but thats just not the case here, really safe and lackluster overall. a mild bitterness to balance in the finish, and a bready overly yeasty feel without the flavor of any real familiar english strain. these guys are capable of far better than this. no reason for it to be flat either. seems like a bad keg, i have not known victory to miss the mark like this very often...

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

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

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of thecheapies
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light brown beer with nice clarity. Short cropped bone head has sunken and struggles to leave trail along the glass.

English milding malts and perfumey hops. Toastiness is not pronounced, but there. Hushed aroma.

Tangy and malty, but attenuated. Hops are a light floral note that keeps things interesting. Some light pomme and nuttiness. Not an elegant beer, but passably decent.

Carbonation is a little low, body a little drab. Still drinks good.

An okay beer. Not a solid session ale, just decent. I could drink this at a social gathering, one after another.

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of argock
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dusky medium brown, opaque, with 1/2 finger of light beige head with decent retention and a few dots of lace.

S: Crackery and bready with a light caramel undercurrent and soft herbal and floral hopping

T: The flavor is very subtle with light caramel up front melting away to soft dark maltiness with raisin and a little bit of leather character. The hops are herbal and earthy as you'd expect. Everything is nicely balanced. I wish this beer had a little more power in the flavor category and little more to distinguish it. It is a nice beer, but I can't say a lot more about it than that because it is so subdued.

M: They did a great job with the mouthfeel, carbonation is low and the body is light-medium. There is a velvet smoothness that makes this a really good session beer choice.

O: Another solid beer from Victory but not one of their more distinctive offerings.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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