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Clocktower Bytown Brown

Brewed by Clocktower Brewpub
Style: Brown Ale
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   ABV: -
A surprisingly light-bodied ale! A blend of 7 different malts producing chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavors. They are partially offset by a nice blend of aroma hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (682) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
On tap at Glebe Brewpub. Pours an average size brownish head, a bit foamy and goes away after a little bit. Has a dark brown appearance with red hues. Weak lacing. Aromas of coffee and dark roasted malts. Flavours of mocha and some coffee, a bit of chocolate. Also a bit smokey as well. Hints of caramel. Somewhat bitter on the palate but not too offensive. Still goes down pretty easy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gildnerk (198) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 29, 2014
Rather normal brown ale. Dark brown colour with a decent off-white head. Malt and barley aromas with some hops in the background. Rather nutty, malty taste with very little bitter, some chocolate sweetness. Little aftertaste. Low carbonation and a somewhat thin body. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Very pedestrian brown ale here. Pours a syrupy looking brown aroma of barley, nothing else. Faint nip of hops in finish but this tastes more like an RAN than a brown. Average carbonation. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (487) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
On tap @ Clocktower Ottawa. Pours a virtual opaque brown with a mid-size, creamy, mocha head. Aromas are nuts, wood, and caramel. Tastes are coffee, semi-sweet chocolate,and roasty malt. Medium body, good carbonation, and a medium bitter finish. This beer may be a little on the robust side for a typical brown ale but I believe the rate-bee rians (rate-beerites?) have sold this beer a little short. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place (Bank St). De couleur brune foncée et claire. Nez de grains de malt moyennement rôtis et légèrement sucrés, léger de noix avec des notes de houblon herbeux ainsi que des traces de chocolat. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût de noix grillées avec des traces de chocolat lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt rôtis et légèrement sucrés avec des petites notes de pain grillé puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux avec des notes de noix. (5 avril 2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at the brewpub (Bank St.) Great robust chocolate malt flavor with caramel lingering in the finish. Light body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3889) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
On tap at the Market brewpub. Dark brown body with a thin off-white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate hints. Well balanced malty/hoppy taste with chocolate and brown sugar notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1785) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
En fût au Clocktower. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de chocolat. En bouche, chocolat, un peu de café, malt, herbes. Finale choco et un peu d’amertume florale. Très bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Roast chocolate, nut, rasing and flowery smell. Medium brown with a little red hints with a thin lasting white lacing head. Light thin body witha little tingle - Goes down very smooth. Bitter ash start, grapefuit, nut dry malt with a bitter clean finish. Not bad. Their porter is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
Originally rated January 2006. Sampled from the cask. Poured a deep brown colour, but still see-through, with red highlights. The foamy head was tanned and the lace left topped the brew for a while, and left webbings. Grapefruit aromas with hints of chocolat. Taste started off real fruity with grapefruit again, then went to a real smooth middle to then go to some small bitter finish. Roasted malts showed up in the aftertaste. Creamy slick mouthfeel. Not sure if this one was supposed to taste this fruity, but it sure was delicious.

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