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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 22, 2004
Black body with tan head, nothing unusual. Smells of malt, chocolate and coffee. Not very good on the tongue, taste is boring and unimaginative: nuts and chocolate. After is slightly sweet chocolate. Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchase at New World Brewery in Ybor City, Tampa, FL.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 21, 2004
good beer, smooth w/nutty & caramel taste not to mention a slight bitterness, which is good, brown hue w/a light tan head. big fan of nut brown ale’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Thank you to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours deep dark brown,with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, almonds, cabernet, hops, and slight prunes. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, almonds, caramel, and slight Coca-cola. Nice, smooth medium-bodied finish. I haven’t had a bad California beer yet.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Brown, tan dark leather color. Floral nose, slightly malty. Burnt wood, bitter, coffee flavor. Poorly roasted malts. Thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goblincat (395) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3509) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4854) - 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.

   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.

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