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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Topped with Czech Saaz hops to give it a spicy flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (480) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Dark lacing with micro head. Thereís clouds in my beer, clouds in my beer. Light chocolate and roasted caramel malt aroma. The taste is good and malty. Taste starts out sweet and malty with some caramel and chocolate. There is a mild amount of bitterness from the hops in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (160) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Heavy chocolate flavor, trending towards dark chocolate. Saaz hops are quite evident, with a cool funky spice. Excellent mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a deep brown with mahogany highlights. Some spice in the aroma. Mouth feel is heavy and a bit oily with notes of chocolate dried fruit. Biggest turnoff is the alcohol, but I enjoyed it overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1361) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a deep caramel color. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate mix. Taste is a bit bready with a roasted malt flavor. A mild spice to it all, which confuses me. I enjoy the complex flavors but was bothered with the spice mix. Overall an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
On tap @ Porkys Pizza Palace. Brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is spicy hops, toasted nuts, roast, and dark chocolate. A nice mild sweetness as a fair amount of toast. Flavor is pleasantly sweet. Chocolate, caramel, toast, as nuts. A nice spicy hop character and a mild roast and coffee character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4547) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocolate. Taste is caramel malt, chocolate, fruit, and bread. Tasty Brown Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled: unk A: pours ruddy brown with reddish hues. Sheet of tan on top. Spot lace. S: Prunes, english toffee, orange peel, pumpkin. Interesting. T: Sweet with dried dark stone fruit, some bready sweet malts. Some herbal hops and some hints of sweet cocoa. M: Moderate body with hi carb and surprisingly dry finish. O: Good stuff. Pleasant surprise. Serving type: bottle 11-23-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1500) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It was bottled on 10/10/13.

Appearance: Pretty brown to mahogany hue. Dark but transparent. Pours to a large, khaki, frothy head which laces and retains quite well.

Smell: Familiar, pub-style brown ale aroma of dark malts and general sweetness. Nothing in particular stands out.

Taste: Is a strong brown ale the west coastís idea of a winter beer? I canít help but wonder that because thereís nothing especially wintry about Lost Coast Winterbraun. This is an essentially to-spec brown ale, but with a higher alcohol content. The palette is the epitome of pretty much every pub-style brown ale in that itís flavorful for sure, but not abundantly so. General malty sweetness of caramel and toffee with a touch of bittersweet chocolate and light hops impart mild bitterness. It also has that subtle tanginess some brown ales tend to have on the finish. I wonít hold it against the beer since itís not uncommon. And while the overall taste to this beer is pleasant, itís a bit disappointing itís not complex and doesnít have any memorable traits.

Drinkability: For an 8% ABV beer, Lost Coast Winterbraun sure doesnít seem like it. Usually, thatís a compliment, but in this case itís not because the beer doesnít seem to live up to its potential as far as taste goes. As far as drinkability, well thatís another story. The mouthfeel is calm, soft and smooth so itís very easy to drink. Thereís a subtle aftertaste of malty sweetness, but no alcohol warmth or weight. Easy to drink, but I donít thatís what they were going for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
from beerlicious iphone app: caramel and milk chocolate aroma. brown clear with frothy tan head . light sweetness to some sourness finish short duration medium creamy body lively carb and nice finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nealblind (1284) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2013
clear slight red brown pour big head that lasts. woody leather nut aroma. chocolate and lactic acid dominate the flavor. a bit too acidic. avoids sweetness and traditional brown ale style too much and comes off as an astringent medicinally hopped alcohol-intense bomb. nice light carb though.

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