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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.


5
   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? Itís 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shampoch (1) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2006 does not count
This is the best Brown Ale that I can find to date. I wish I could find better just to experience beyond perfection.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sf5150 (1) - lodi, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005 does not count
This is by far my favorite beer, ever. Very smooth, and flavorful. Not quit sure whats up with the picaso style label. But after a few brews, he starts look almost normal.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
I fell in love with this early in 2007. Itís very English in style, but much stronger in body and flavour than the likes of Newcastle. Itís a full bodied, richly falvoured brown ale, kind of between something like Newcastle and an English strong or old ale. It is almost black, red brown, with a thick tan head that dissipates slowly bt faster than, say, Moose Drool, and has only weak lacing. The aroma is rich caramel, yeasty bread. The taste is rich, toasty malt, sweet, smooth and very full-bodied. It has barely even a hint of bitterness, & could in fact probably use just a bit more of a bite. However, it is a full-bodied, very tasty, and smooth ale.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
smcmasters75 (3) - USA - SEP 10, 2007 does not count
One of the premier brown ales out there. I measure browns against this one. Slightly sweet, but with great hop balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Lost Coast Downtown Brown is a dark brown ale that has a shade of dim garnet. Itís crystal clear with a dense, creamy, light coffee colored head. It has excellent retention and leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a toasty, nutty aroma with notes of roasted dark chocolate, walnut bread and a fruity grassiness. Itís medium bodied, soft and smooth with a slightly gritty finish. Itís fruity and roasty tasting. Itís chocolaty but only a hint sweet. It has nice balance and itís a bit warming. Itís a well executed brown ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Dark brown with thick white head that died down quickly. Aroma and taste are malty with a sweet hint of something like chocolate or coffee towards the end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2003 What a stellar session beer. Don't expect Belgian bliss, but for a really great beer to drink all afternoon while working at just about anything, look no further. Extraordinarily drinkable American brown.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours coppery brown with a off-white head. Malty aroma with nutty and bready notes. Quite sweet-smelling. Moreish! Lovely malty flavours; bready, nutty melanoidin notes, somewhat sweet. Lovely nutty characters. Good moderately high carbonation. Could be a little higher.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pencom (18) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2003
I believe Rogue's HazelNut Brown Nectar defines a great brown ale, however Lost Coast's Brown compares rather well. Medium brown with a nice head. The head, however, disapates after a short time. The flavor is a muted, creamy, sweet caramel. The weak finish keeps it from the top, however, all and all, an excellent brew.


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