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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
12 oz bottle shared with my buddy Nick. Light brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with some slight roast and chocolate. Flavor pretty much identical, the caramel malt being the most prominent feature. Slightly dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Draught at the brewhouse in Redmond. Clear brown with a creamy head. Light toasty malt in the aroma but not much. This flavor with just a touch of toasty malt and some alcohol spice. This body. Bland overall. This needs more body and malt character.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2228) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2004
A light chesnut coloured ale, tan head.Some nice lacing. not much of an aroma. quite a thin taste even for a brown,very sweet..then some hoppy bitterness catches me by surprise near the end. very thin and sweetish on the palate. it drinkable but boring.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Visited the brew pub in Bend, OR. Pours reddish brown with small white head. Slight malt, some sweetness, but otherwise seems bland and thin to me.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Clear ruby color with a thin white head ring, skanky malt nose, slight bitter finish, thin mouthfeel, buttery, malts are off a little, dry, heady label.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nikiel (874) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle with Carla. Pours a very bubbly light brown/red with large white bubbles. Smells lightly sweet of caramel. Tastes very sweet with hints of chocolate, caramel and light bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours a cloudy brown with very little head and no lacing. Scent is very faint earthy almond (?) and malt. Flavor is weak and malty without much balance, but Brown’s aren’t known for balance. Palate is rather flat. Maybe it’s the screw-top bottle that didn’t hold in the carbonation, but there’s just not much to this. Overall, take a huge pass on this one.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3033) - 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.


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