Bond Street Brown
Deschutes Brewery

Bond Street BrownBond Street Brown
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English Brown Ale
3.79 | pDev: 9.5%
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Bond Street BrownBond Street Brown
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 12
Photo of xmahns
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A good brown ale, good head, nice aroma, roasty, coffee. Fits style nicely, but I'm no slave to that train of thought. Good session beer. Left me a little down with the lack of mouthfeel, not up to the rest of the beer. So now I will type some more characters so that this will post.

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Photo of Shaw
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Deschutes pub in Bend.

This is a beautiful brown ale with a super-tight head, thanks to the nitro tap. It smells of malts: biscuity. No hop aroma.

The taste is above average, but not great. The beer is balanced with very low bitterness.

It's got a very nice body: Smooth as glass, again because of the nitro?

Overall this is above average but Deschutes' Black Butte Porter and Obsidian Stout are the brewery's standouts.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/09/06- Puchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA.

Presentation- 22oz bottle, no freshness info listed. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- What a suprise..brown! A bit murky because of the small bit of sediment. Nice 3/4 inch head and fair lacing.

Smell- Bready roasted malt with a nice chocolate backing.

Taste- Very crisp. Word of wisdom...let this warm up before serving. Cold it has little flavor. As it warms the chocolate really comes out. Medium roast malt with maybe a saaz type hop flavor?

Mouthfeel- Sharp carbonation, light burnt aftertaste.

Drinkability- Better as it warms, and a above average example of a brown ale. May track one of these down again in the future.

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Photo of ybnorml
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clean brown beer with orange highlights. Has a big bubbly off white head with good lace. A very appealing nutlike malty aroma dominates with a hint of licorice in the background. The nutlike sweetness sweeps over your tongue followed by a nice light bitterness and a hint of licorice on the finish.

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Photo of Jason
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber with no freshness date. I noticed some sediment of the bottom of the bottle so this was poured with care.

A- "Brussels" style lacing, amazing head retention. Bright reddish brown shows that the yeast has dropped out completely. A stunning brew to look at.

S- Brown bread, seedless marble ... bread crust. Did I mention something about bread? Such a mild yet clean and aromatic aroma.

T- Solid toasted malt character with a ghost like roasted grain in the back that goes chocolaty with a dark cocoa flavor. Modest woody hop, light footed bitterness. Rich maltiness sticks to the palate in the finish.

M- Enticingly crisp, moderate body and somewhat smooth.

D- Prime example of what American brewers can do, tackle a style and score big. Session beer is the least anyone could say about this beer ... an outstanding session beer fits better.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful light brown in color with a nice, frothing, deeply tanned head.

Smell – The light brownish malts are nicely toasted with an easygoing hop compliment.

Taste – This is bigger at the taste. The malts are big, strongly toasted, and laden with caramel sugars. The hops are small and in the background here. This is all about the nice malt flavor, light biscuit, and natural sugars.

Mouthfeel – This is in between light and medium-bodied and is very smooth on the palate.

Drinkability – This served its aim as being a light, easy-drinking, session ale.

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Photo of kgotcher
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle. No date on the bottle.

Initially poured a 1 finger foamy head that dissapeared quickly with a small bit of lacing. Nice dark amber brown color. Smell is nutty with almost a porter like dark roast smell. Mouthfeel is weaker than expected, thin and slick, taste is crisp, more than I normally expect from this kind of beer, body is light and flavor is light, toasted malts and some light mild hops. Again, it taste almost like a porter than a brown ale. Aftertaste is dry and light, refreshing.

Not at all what I expect from a brown but a great beer nevertheless. I would say this is more of a brown porter than a typical brown ale (Sam Smiths, Newcastle, etc). Usually I think of nice cool fall days with a brown ale but this one would be great in the middle of summer. Very crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of 1whiskey
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. Pours a beautiful transparent mohagony color. Appears to be filtered. A two finger tan head quicky reduces to a pancake that stays until the end.

Nose is very malty, somewhat sweet. Raisins, currents, sour cream(?).

Taste is milder on the fruit flavors, but still malty. Low hop profile doesn't really have enough bite to balance the malt. There's also an earthy herbal flavor that's mildly unpleasant. Some nutty flavors (walnuts, esp.) come forward as it warms up, but it seems a little watered down.

Mouthfeel has a rather creamy quality to it, despite the light body. It's perhaps a little too carbonated. This beer leaves a oily hop aftertaste.

Deshutes is one of my favorite breweries, so this a little disappointing. It's nice to see them try a brown, but this is a rather pedestrian brew.

I would go for the Sam Smith or Lost Coast's Downtown Brown instead.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok new bottled version "Bond Street" version.
Nice enough looking beer,nice mahoganycolour with a large frothy tan head.
the aroma as expected i mainlly malty, slight cocoa aroma, milky .
taste is very a semi sweet kind of way, slight butterness in the end.
Mouthfeel is rather pedestrian and gets sort of watery near the end.
Its drinkable enough, but not appetizing at all.
I am really dissapointed with this beer from one of my favourite brewers..its very lackluster and to be frank..boring.
And its at least a dollar overpriced at $3.99 a bomber.

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Photo of Crotor
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep dark brown in the dim light of the pub. One finger of off-white, lingering head.

The primary components of the aroma and the flavor were a slight nuttiness and a big coffee element, all pointing to a major roasted barley contribution. There wasn't much in the way of a malt backbone, and the hops didn't play a strong part. This beer was really all about the roastiness. It felt rather dry in the mouth (acridness from the roasted barley?) Overall, really something of a brown porter rather than an English brown. Good nonetheless...

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first thing one notices about Bond Street Brown is its livid scarlet color. It is quite exceptional and draws the imbiber into its sensuous depths like a sanguine and fluid crystal ball. My Bond Street was served on nitro, which delivered the customary frothy properties to the head and lace.

Bond Street is named for the street on which the Deschutes Brewery Brew Pub is located in Bend. It has a gentle, creamy sweetness to it that caresses the palate with ticklish glee. It’s not nutty at all, but is built upon a smooth malty flavor profile infused with restrained bitterness. I found Bond Street clean and approachable to drink, though with no discernible smell as a likely consequence of the nitro infusion.

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Bond Street Brown from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 12 ratings