Old Town Brown Ale | Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

Old Town Brown AleOld Town Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.67/5
162 Ratings
Old Town Brown AleOld Town Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
nattygreenes.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Vienna, Cara Pils, Crisp Caramel 77, Chocolate Malt, Special DH3, Aromatic, Biscuit

Hops: Progress

Yeast: London, 1028

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,935
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
162
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Sebas
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: It pours dark brown with a light tan head.

Smell: It has aromas of nuts, toffee, and dark fruits specifically plum.

Taste: It has roasted flavors with some nut flavors, toffee, and hints of dark fruits (Plums).

Feel: It has a moderate feel with a slight bitterness. It has a fairly high level of carbonation.

Overall: It is a pleasant brown ale highlight by strong malt with some fruit flavors in the background.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleNYG44
4.81/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaksurf
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ace_walker
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LannahC
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickyDee21
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Old Town Brown Ale pulls a bit of a bait-and-switch right off the bat: the malt-forward nose is caramel, toffee and molasses, promising a sweet flavor, while on the palate the flavor is an admirably complex bitterness composed of dark chocolate, coffee and a roasted flavor that's damned close to burnt. The medium body and miles-past-dark-brown color almost require the briefly lingering coffee flavor found on the finish, and the lack of head and lacing are actually aesthetically appropriate for such a coffee-like beer. This would be a great breakfast beer with steak, eggs and hashbrowns.

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

Photo of Chris-1911
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cacibajagua
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcghost
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPhantom
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into my Hourglass brewing tulip glass (my de facto taster). Pours cola-brown with a surprising amount of carbonation, almost looks like root beer. Head dissipated to finelace in no time at all. Aromas of dark roasted malt, maybe a little chocolate, and something with a bit of astringency. Taste is sweet malts up front with a bit of dark fruit and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Finish is medium-dry with a little something like a anise flavor. Mouthfeel is right in the middle of the road--dryer than others of its ilk, but not all the way dry despite the aforementioned bubbliness.

Overall, a really solid, non-season specific beer. I'd buy it again if I'm craving something darker that's not a stout.

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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Old Town Brown Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 162 ratings
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