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This American Style brown ale has a more distinct hop character than its English counterparts. The nutty flavor comes from the chocolate and crystal malts used in the recipe.

Midtown Brown (2001 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner)

A classic English-style Nut Brown Ale. Sweet and malty with the nutty flavor of chocolate malt, this beer is flavorful yet easy to drink. Pairs well with many of our menu items. Excellent with all cheeses and foods with caramelized flavors. O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 28

*Hillsboro Brown

A classic English-style Nut Brown Ale. Sweet and malty with the nutty flavor of chocolate malt, this beer is flavorful yet easy to drink. Pairs well with many of our menu items. Excellent with all cheeses and foods with caramelized flavors. Facts: O.G. 1056, I.B.U. 28 Awards: 2001 Great American Beer Festival Medal Winner

Downtown Brown (2001 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner)

A classic English-style Nut Brown Ale. Sweet and malty with the nutty flavor of chocolate malt, this beer is flavorful yet easy to drink. Pairs well with many of our menu items. Excellent with all cheeses and foods with caramelized flavors. O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 28

Boscos Brown Ale (2001 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner)

A classic English-style Nut Brown Ale. Sweet and malty with the nutty flavor of chocolate malt, this beer is flavorful yet easy to drink. Pairs well with many of our menu items. Excellent with all cheeses and foods with caramelized flavors. O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 28


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Great description. Fantastic write-up. Valiant effort. High goals. But I’m afraid a bottled Newcastle beats this on tap. Not a bad beer, just not a memorable/unique beer.


1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Keg @ Boscos, LR. Hazy brown pour with a tiny head. Oh god, the diacetyl. It’s putrid, offensive, and detectable from several feet away. The flavor isn’t as bad. A bit of caramel with some cocoa. Light body, soft carbonation. Why on earth do places choose to serve product in this condition?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft as Downtown Brown. Cloudy golden amber, tan head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste of cocoa and caramel. Plain.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2256) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 On tap at Boscos Squared in Memphis. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, roasty, nutty flavors. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft - Toffee and nuts. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Toffee, light bitterness and a nutty finish. A little on the sweet side, but decent.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4521) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear semi dark amber with a thin spotty white head. Nose is nutty and a bit funky with body odor-and-forehead-grease-on-pajamas sort of aroma. Luckily the flavor features none of that nastiness but had a nice sweet dark malty nuttiness and a touch of chocolate grains. A bit chewy and grainy for its own good, not as "brown" as I feel it should be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1911) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On Tap at Boscos. Redish brown pour. Sticky lacing. Sweet nutty caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavor with just enough hop bite to clean it up. Standard American brown.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Sample at Boscos in Memphis. Pours a nice brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, malts, chocolate. Taste is malty with some caramel. A smooth taste. There is some hop character at the end with some bitterness, and the palate is lightly thick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1/2 pint at the Brewpub Little Rock (still called Downtown Brown as of this writing) . Pour is brown, all right, with a small stable head and no lacing. It’s well-balanced, with equal parts bitters and malt, and just a little bit "nutty". Not FULL of taste, but an interesting offering nonetheless.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap. Light brown with small head. Nutty english brown. Slight caramel. Unremarkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Appearance: Served up a bright, clear, amber-brown body topped with an ivory-hued head.

Smell: Credible maltiness with apparent notes of caramel, brown sugar, nuts, toast, as well as darker malty notes of mild-mannered coffee and chocolate. Some faint estery hints, too.

Taste: Goodly malty brew with varied nuts of brown sugar, heavily toasted nuts, lightly caramel, and even some coffee and chocolate. Scantly estery with a low fruitiness. Pinch of herb, lightly bitter. Malty, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A charming, fittingly malty, English-minded ale.


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