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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Named after the enormous Brown Trout found in Northwest streams, this beer lives up to the legend. 20" Brown is medium bodied and has an extremely complex malty character. Using 6 varieties of Northwest grown malt, our brewer has created a masterpiece of color, aroma and flavor. Set your hook in one of these and you won't be disappointed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4055) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Tap at Cascade Lakes Lodge pours out brownish amber topped with a off white head. A nice malt on this one. Almost porter like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3011) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Draft at the Brewpub: Poured a medium chestnut brown color with a smaller beige head. Light lacing. Nose is roasty and malty with light hops and hints of cocoa. Tastes of caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, and toffee. Light bitters. Pretty good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Cool label on this 12 oz bottle that poured a nice dark brown with off-white head. Nose of dark malts and nuts. Rich mouthfeel, and flavors of caramel and roast nuts. Nice brown and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2006
[Draft - Bend Oregon] Nice brown color with a decent head. Had a deep nutty nose and a great falvor this was a great beer. Liked the different flavors from both the hops and the malts used. Good overall taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Brown body, slightly darker than a Newcastle. Aroma is very nutty with notes of caramel, earth and some roast. Medium bodied. A decent brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
I had this 12oz bottle as a sample at King Estate Winery, Lorane, OR. Very light dark reddish brown amber. medium bodied with malt flavors, caramel. very light finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2006
A chewy mouthfeel and a very grainey appearance are my first impressions of this beer. It was also my last of the night, so my palate was really feeling stretched. A very big malt component, with some sweet and rich caramel flavors, with just a hint of nuttiness and honey. Very light roastedness, and somewhat watery towards the finish, this one starts out strong and ends kind of bland and boring. Not a beer for stamina.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2005
On Tap at Cascade Lakes Lodge Clear light brown rather pale for the style I thought. Very light tan head that had good lasting power and verg nice clingy lacing. Rather bland light roastd flavors with something that seemed a little off. A bit acidic or sour. Easy on the hops per the style and a nice rather heavy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 (Nitro Draft: Seventh Street Brewhouse in Redmond, OR) I chose the nitro version of this beer over the standard tap, but I probably made the wrong choice. Out of the tap, it poured a lifeless pale brown color, fully clear, with a tiny head that was very slow to materialize. The aroma is nice, with a solid toasty maltiness dominating. But the flavor is very mild, a slightly sweet, gentle toasty maltiness being the major presence here, lightly bitter or hoppy. The palate is extraordinarily flat, thin and watery. Considering how much I’ve enjoyed all the other Cascade Lakes beers I’ve tried, I have to think that this one has been neutered by the nitrogen. I’ll have to retry this again at some point, and I have a bottle at home, so a new review shouldn’t be too far into the future.

p.s. My bottle at home is diacetyl city, butterscotch like you wouldn’t believe, so a new review will not be forthcoming unless I find some other way to retry this beer in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at Cascade Lakes Lodge, Bend
Mahogany color with a well built head. Nose of light roast, heavy caramel & a well balanced hop nose. The flavor has a nice hop hit along with the sweet malts. Well balanced brown. Fair.

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