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Amsterdam Downtown Brown

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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Formerly known as Amsterdam Nut Brown.The object of desire, Amsterdam Downtown Brown 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 Downtown Brown delivers an uncommon smoothness and distinct drinkability.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1350) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Boisson brune bien foncée, tirant sur le rouge rubis à la lumière, avec une belle mousse couleur érable en surface ; texture moyennement épaisse. Nez de noisettes, de vanille et de cassonade. La bouche est plus mince que prévue, approchant le franchement aqueux, ce qui constitue une petite déception, après un début prometteur. Même réchauffée, elle demeure légère. Un boisé ressort, avec un doux sucré en finale ; houblons quasi absents. Un bon départ, mais on manque un peu de punch à la fin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 18, 2014
Nuts, toffee, roasted malt, wood, lingering mocha finish. Quite heavy in a British way, ok but not really my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (334) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a clear, dark brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are nuts, caramel, and liquorice. Tastes are bitter nuts, earth, umami, and a touch sweet. Medium body and carbonation. Medium finish balanced between bitter and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (416) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Deep clear mahogany with a one finger fluffy khaki head that fades slowly and laces well. Nose is light caramel, roasted nuts and chocolate. Light sweet toffee up front with light bitter chocolate, coffee and nut middle and a short finish. Mouth is a bit thin with average carbonation. Decent enough brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (709) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
473ml can. Pours a clear, deep amber/caramel with a one finger, off white head that laces. Aroma has smooth roasted notes with a bit of caramel, dark fruits, and a hint of fruity esters. Taste is balanced. A blend of soft roasted malts, caramel, and a bit of coffee at the end. Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bit of a dry finish. Overall an ok brown. A bit light on flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Can from lcbo. Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma has lemon, toffee, some dark fruit. Light body, medium to full carbonation. Caramel, lemon, wood, apple... Finishes with a metallic bitterness which lingers a bit. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
0.473 l can, thanks Sampo! Dark reddish brown. Slightly roasty aroma with dark bread crust, toasted nuts, bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste of toasted bread, coffee, bitter chocolate and nuts. Fairly dry with some roasty acidity. Medium body. Tastes a bit lame but still fairly balanced and clean.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (664) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2014
Can bought at the Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto. Overall it tastes like a good dark lager. Refreshing, a bit watery. Medium roasted malt, some dark chocolate. Good but nothing really special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, very nutty. Taste has caramel malt initially, nuts, chocolate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (501) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
473ml can. Clear dark brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are cherry, raisins, nuts, leaves, caramel and roasted malts. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, thin and oily texture.


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