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

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Old Town Brown AleOld Town Brown Ale

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

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

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Photo of uncggop06
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First batch of Natty Greene's bottles found at a local Harris Teeter. I've been waiting for this for quite some time, and I'm glad that I'm not disappointed.

Not much to the initial head and what was left dissolved fairly quickly, though a thin ring lingered through the glass. The beer looks great, nice light brown.

Smell is of sweet roasted nuts, just perfect. The same comes through in the taste, a wonderful peanut butter flavor with a smoky background, finish is all peanut butter, delicious!

I think something is lacking in terms of mouthfeel since this isn't bottle conditioned (oh, I wish it were!).

I have yet to compare the bottled offerings back to back with the pub poured versions, but I'm sure they will stack up well.

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Photo of atsprings
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown almost black with a thin head that diminishes to a ring. The aroma was of dark malts with a hint of chocolate, a tad weak. The taste was very good for a brown ale, chocolate, nuts, and a hint of caramel. The beer was light and refreshing and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of timtheenchanta
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tightly bubbled light tan one finger head atop a light brown body with some red shining through. Thin sheets of lacing down the glass after each sip but it doesn't hold for more than about ten seconds.

Rich roasted toffee nose that's a bit nutty. Almost like a hazelnut cup of joe.

Similar taste explodes on the tongue. Thin slightly watery body that leaves a heavy toasted nuts taste on the palate.

Good beer from a great brewpub but it could use a little more body.

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Photo of MSchae1017
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in pint glass from the growler. THANKS TO TIMTHEENCHANTA FOR SHARING!

This beer pours a translucent brown with a creamy tan head that holds nicely without much lacing. The smell is roasted grains and slightly nutty. The taste is exploding with tons of roasted grains and nutty flavor with some hints of chocolate and coffee flavors. The mouthfeel has a medium-full bodied with smooth carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable brown. One of the best out there. Its not terribly complex but its definitely tastey.

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Photo of JBStith
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Natty Greene's Old Town Brown was a descent example of an American brown, but I've had better.

A: Good medium brown color with a bit of haze. Moderate head, retention, and lacing.

S: Nutty and malty with slight hops. Very dry smell.

T: Similar to taste. Nutty, dry flavor with decent hops and bittering. Not a very strong malt backbone which mad is taste a bit thin and unbalanced.

M: Again, a bit thin for a brown ale, but not bad.

D: Drinkability was good. Not too heavy to have a few.

Overall, a descent American Brown Ale. I have several better versions of this style, but this one is not bad. I would have this again on occasion, but Natty's Amber is similar, but better choice.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a meium brown but with a few lighter notes near the bottem of the pint glass with pretty thin head,aroma is lightly sweet of chocolat a touch of nuttiness.Taste is very smooth lightly sweet but not overdone I picked up even a little caramel, no earthiness or nutty tones seemed to be more a northern England style brown then a nut brown.Very quaffable for the the style in my opinion a solid brown in my opinion.

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