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


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

Motobashi's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, - APR 23, 2014
473 ml can. Poured a deep ambber with a 1 finger foamy, tan head. Nice caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavour. Light bitterness, moderate lasting. Overall, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CurbDog (110) - 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").

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1031) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (352) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1321) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from draft as part of a flight at Amsterdamn brewery. Dark and orange brown with white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (768) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
473ml can from LCBO. Clear dark cola body, medium beige head with poor retention. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, herbs, roasted nuts and chocolate. Taste of well roasted malt, burned caramel, hazelnuts and a touch of hops. Well done brown ale.

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