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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: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1288) - - JUL 22, 2016
Clear Mahogany brown pour, fair sized head and decent lacing. A bit of cocoa, nuts, roasted malt in the aroma - quite muted actually. Caramel, roasted malt in the taste, again a bit of nut, chocolate, nothing really stands out here but is a little more robust than the aroma suggested. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side. A pedestrian brown ale geared more towards those with an aversion to hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CurbDog (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
Big tan head, nice stand. Very clear coppery brown. Chocolate, doughy, malty aroma. No hops. Chocolate and biscuity in the front fades into a nutty finish/aftertaste. Light caramel sweetness. Crisp, thin (not watery) body with a dry finish. Medium-high carbonation. A little more body would be nice in this beer and the carbonation is a little high for the style (especially for a "classic British-style brown ale").

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (276) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Nice, easygoing brown. Pours dark mahogany with decent lacing and head. Some roast malt and nut in aroma. A little hops, though minimal. Finishes a touch bitter with some sense of musk.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
Can. Clear brown pour with a reddish hue. Aroma is raisin, plum, dates, a little bready and slightly roasty. Taste is nicely balanced dark fruits with a light bitterness, dry finish. Not terribly rich, but good flavours and a great balance.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1157) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of wood, dark malts, smoke, a touch of nuts, and a bit of milk with tea. Taste is malty - coffee, nuts, and dark chocolate work in good balance. Light body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish tastes of coffee candy, quite simple. Overall not a bad beer but by no standard is it particularly good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampller after the marathon. Pours dark brown, reddish tint visible in the light. Decent head bubbles away for a while then descends into just a film. Rather dull aroma of caramel malts. Very lively taste though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
A very dark brown body with a lively tan head. The nose is relatively understated with touches of malt, nuts and a hint of milk chocolate. This is a nice fall beer. The body is a solid medium texture and the taste is subtle and well blended. Malt, slightly roasted nuts and a hint of cream and chocolate work well together. The continental hops are understated and hard to find and there is some spiciness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2015
Can from LCBO. Mahogany brown with a light tan head. Overall a very nutty / slightly caramelly character. Slight herbal bitterness in the finish. Moderate carbonation and body. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Classic nut brown! Malty, light chocolate, light roast and a lot of nut flavor. Smooth4,complex yet light and easy to drink just like the style should be with a big expression of malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from draft as part of a flight at Amsterdamn brewery. Dark and orange brown with white head.


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