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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Named after the enormous Brown Trout found in Northwest streams, this beer lives up to the legend. 20" Brown is medium bodied and has an extremely complex malty character. Using 6 varieties of Northwest grown malt, our brewer has created a masterpiece of color, aroma and flavor. Set your hook in one of these and you won't be disappointed!

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spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2008
Poured reddish brown with minimal head and some lacings. Sweet aroma, brown sugar. Taste is sweet malts, brown sugar, toasty. Hops are a minor player but nicely bitter. Good dry finish. Overall pretty good example of the type. Will try a draft version sometime.

3.2
troopie (2319) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle. Poured red brown with thin white head. Light hop aroma. Medium to thin body, malty with a bit of bite. Light finish.

3.4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2008
From a 12oz. bottle--Poured a thin brown burnished body. Some sharp malts, but surprisingly more hoppy and floral than I expected. Very enjoyable beer!

3.4
BuckeyeBoy (7509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Tap at Cascade Lakes Lodge pours out brownish amber topped with a off white head. A nice malt on this one. Almost porter like.

3.4
jake65 (3592) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Draft at the Brewpub: Poured a medium chestnut brown color with a smaller beige head. Light lacing. Nose is roasty and malty with light hops and hints of cocoa. Tastes of caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, and toffee. Light bitters. Pretty good brown ale.

3.4
hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Cool label on this 12 oz bottle that poured a nice dark brown with off-white head. Nose of dark malts and nuts. Rich mouthfeel, and flavors of caramel and roast nuts. Nice brown and easy drinking.

3.4
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2006
[Draft - Bend Oregon] Nice brown color with a decent head. Had a deep nutty nose and a great falvor this was a great beer. Liked the different flavors from both the hops and the malts used. Good overall taste.

3.3
ABUSEDGOAT (2729) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Brown body, slightly darker than a Newcastle. Aroma is very nutty with notes of caramel, earth and some roast. Medium bodied. A decent brown ale.

3
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
I had this 12oz bottle as a sample at King Estate Winery, Lorane, OR. Very light dark reddish brown amber. medium bodied with malt flavors, caramel. very light finish.

3
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2006
A chewy mouthfeel and a very grainey appearance are my first impressions of this beer. It was also my last of the night, so my palate was really feeling stretched. A very big malt component, with some sweet and rich caramel flavors, with just a hint of nuttiness and honey. Very light roastedness, and somewhat watery towards the finish, this one starts out strong and ends kind of bland and boring. Not a beer for stamina.


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