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


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (106) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (687) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
473ml can pours a dark brown with amber highlights and a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with some light roasted grains. Taste is a roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent brew for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4445) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours hazy dark copper brown with small but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, with hoppy and fruity notes. Bitter, roasty and hoppy flavour with notes of nuts and malt and some estery touches. Nutty and bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are nutty, caramel, and sweet. Tastes are nuts, earth, and a bit of sweet. Medium body and carbonation. Medium balanced bitter and sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dleblanc87 (15) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours well, has a nice frothy head with nice, uniform bubbles. Has earthy aroma with a slight taste of caramel and good malt flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4811) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and light chocolate from the malts, some toast, and some light floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1491) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1262) - - NOV 18, 2014
Nuts, toffee, roasted malt, wood, lingering mocha finish. Quite heavy in a British way, ok but not really my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (399) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (542) - 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.

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