Downtown Brown
Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
English Brown Ale
3.46 | pDev: 12.14%
Sep 23, 2020
Jul 08, 2002
The object of desire, Amsterdam Nut Brown Ale is crisp yet subtle in character. A classic British-style brown ale brewed with a blend of Canadian and European malts (including chocolate malt from Belgium), this traditional deep chestnut coloured ale exudes a bold and attractive taste. Brewed with English Ale yeast and balanced by four varieties of continental hops, our Nut Brown Ale delivers an uncommon smoothness and distinct drink-ability.

17 IBU
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Rated: 4 by Long813 from Canada (ON)

Sep 23, 2020
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours medium brown with a light head.

Smells sweet and grassy.

Mouth feel is slightly oily.

Tastes of whole wheat bread, and toffee, no nut tastes to speak of.

This beer earns a B -
Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Adam_stewart from Canada (ON)

Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 2.03 by achepil from Canada (ON)

Jun 01, 2018
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Reviewed by ADicerni from Canada (BC)

3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance is lees than spectacular with nice nut brown colour but almost no head other than a thin tan foam around the edge of the glass.
Smell is also lacking. Near odourless but a faint smell of malt.
Taste is somewhat better with the light hoppy Malt flavours of caramel and biscuits.
Mouthfeel is light and watery.
Overall, an unimpressive ale for me.
May 19, 2018
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Rated by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pleasant - slightly nutty brown. Served a little too cold at the Barrel House.
Mar 18, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by The-Jolly-Imbiber from Antarctica

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draught @ Amsterdam Brewhouse: This one pours a dark caramel color. It has a thin light tan head. Good nose. Malts, biscuit, toffee and some grasiness. The taste is good. Malts, biscuit, toffee, some nuttiness. Nice!
Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a slight dark amber almost brown color with a finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head that held for a little bit before gently dieing. Just a wisp of messy lace. The aroma had some sweet caramel/toffee malts up front with some nuttiness. Light toast and then some earthy/grassy hops. The flavor did a decent job of blending sweet to roast and that slid into the aftertaste and sliding into the finish. The feel was about medium bodied, maybe just a tad under with a pretty good sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt good. Overall, nicely done English brown ale well worthy of having again.
Jun 28, 2017
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Rated by TheBigBeerGuy19 from Canada (ON)

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Was hoping for a more consistent taste from top to bottom. An off white head with hints of toffee in both the smell and taste.
Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 4.79 by Vylo from New Jersey

May 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by woolerhillbilly from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by Squeezyq from Canada (ON)

Dec 06, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Aug 19, 2016
Downtown Brown from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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