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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3675) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3350) - Meridian, 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3051) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Smoker Friendly. Deep ruby in color. Lightly sweet chocolate nose. Rich and roasty up front with a little sweetness. Good roasty flavor. Light and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #40. Clear, dark brown pour with a light beige head. Light sweetness, mild toasted aroma. Flavor has a bit more to it than the aroma, nutty with a bigger toasted presence and a bit of caramel in the finish, pretty tasty stuff. (2204)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Pours a murky brown color with a tiny off-white head. Malty aroma with a faint hop presence. Taste is rather watered down tasting with just a slight hit of maltyness and a faint roastyness. Thin mouthfeel and very bland, makes me want to pass on this beer next time.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Craig. Very light color with a thin head. Flavor of coffee and roasted malts. Very thin, watery beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2002
On tap GABF 02: Heavy malts in the aroma, creamy lively body, amber colored with a good head. Long finish, very smooth.

3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2705) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle poured. Brought a six pack of this back home after a fantastic visit to their brew pub. A really interesting, yet inviting malt aroma. Very malty beer, and the flavor is very nice. Definite hop presence towards the finish. Nutty flavor as well. Very much enjoy this beer.


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