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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
exciter (1) - Matthews, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2004 does not count
This beer is the greatest. What can I say? It’s the nectar of the gods. Also, if some restaurants/bars have the large bottle and it just keeps on giving. It has a nice subtle scent. The appearance is quite dark, however the beer goes down surprisingly light. I have found my beer. I have been drinking Downtown Browns for over five years now. I could never pass on this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Brown, tan dark leather color. Floral nose, slightly malty. Burnt wood, bitter, coffee flavor. Poorly roasted malts. Thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Pours deep brown with a thin off white head. It has a nose that is nutty and roasted, and a flavor of roasted hazelnut and malt. Very little bitterness from hops. All in all average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Deep brown in color. Lots of roasty aromas. Flavor is roasted with a sweetness to it that makes you come back for more. A little under-bittered but a fine beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Sampled at Empire Brewfest. Sweet brown sugar aroma which is faithful to the style. Yum. Mildly hazy amber color with an off-white head. Light, easy drinking. Sweet, not too complex. Well-done brown that is enjoyable to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
(Draught) Sampled at the Empire State Brewfest. Deep brown-red body and a medium, almond-coloured head. Nice malty nose that doesn’t carry-over to the flavour. Average brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
On tap at the brewpup in Eureka, CA. A nice nutty brown ale, done true to a style that I enjoy. The commercial description is correct, it "is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout." Therefore, a correct and tasty brown.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Worst Label from a cmpany full of terribly cheesy labels. Just awful. Cola colored with a fizzy, foamy tan head. Chocolatey malty nose. Thin and watery with some dry chocolate pie notes. Grainy at the finish. Strange bad coffee flavor in the aftertaste. Alcohol is present which is pretty unacceptable at 5%abv!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Dark garnet color. Huge tan frothy head. More porter than a brown ale. Some chocolate notes. Slight citrus. Smooth. Malty. Decent mouthfeel. Flavor is nothing special but is satisfying. Some hints of roasted coffe and chocolate but only hints. A decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Brown with a small head. Aroma is roasted malts and smoke. More like a porter than a brown really, but not bad.


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