Thursday, 17 May 2012

Downtown Brown

Downtown Brown is a brown ale brewed by the Lost Coast Brewery and hails from Eureka, California. It comes in a 355mL bottle that features a pretty awesome stylized label.  It pours a nice, slightly hazy dark brown colour streaked with reddish highlights.  It's topped with a creamy tan head and it's lightly carbonated.  Downtown Brown leaves behind all kinds of lace.
There's a considerable amount of brown sugar sweetness in the aroma, as well as a touch of nuttiness.  The flavour is considerably sweet, with a nutty tang. It's a little bit bitter on the back end, balanced against some molasses notes.
With a label like this, how could I say no to Downtown Brown? The actual beer isn't quite as flavourful as I might have liked, but it's pretty good nonetheless.  Probably worth a try, if you can find it.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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