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

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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
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of wisegreensoul
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ace_walker
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
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 -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of OldManMetal
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cacibajagua
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcghost
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPhantom
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Photo of kmosk789
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotpauko
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One day later on write up. This looked good, smelled good, and first tastes were fine. Not my style but was looking forward to a new Natty on tap. But it left kind of a different taste in my mouth, I can't quite describe, maybe a little bitter. Please don't be dissuaded by my opinion, give it a try if you get the chance. I will probably give it another chance.

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Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SLewis
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a translucent dark brown with ruby red tones. Big light brown head that settles away. No visible carbonation.

S: Not much on the nose here. A hint malt sweetness and dry crackers.

T: Interesting malt sweetness that's reminds me of cola. A subtle sweetness, definitely not overpowering that is balanced nicely by a long, semi dry and nutty.

M: Mild carbonation and smooth.

D: Highly drinkable brown ale with a nice subtle malt sweetness and the expected dry finish. Overall a very nice brown ale.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown body with one finger head and a mild malt aroma of caramel and toffee, possibly some hazelnuts. Smooth body, light sweetness (not overboard with the sweetness), finish a little bready/dry on finish which adds a little balance to the beer. Overall, a simply and enjoyable brown ale.

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Photo of ordybill
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a faint aroma of malt and coffee
Appearance- This is a very dark brown (near black) brown ale.
Taste- Has a mild roasted malt flavor that is not overpowering.
Palate- This is a medium bodied brew with mild carbonation and a thin texture
Overall- Not a bad brown ale, I would drink this again if I was out and wanted a brown ale.

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Photo of Stin
4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

favorite seasonal brown ale with perfect malt blend

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Old Town Brown Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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