Lost Coast Downtown Brown Light Brown Ale

From the Brewery: IMG_2281

“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.” 5.0 % ABV

Purchased from Mar-Val grocery store in Prather.

The Pour: IMG_2282

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a nonic glass. Pours a deep reddish-brown color, with a pretty typical tan head. Some carbonation is visible, and medium lacing is left on the glass.

The Nose: IMG_2283

Roasted caramel malts are the main aroma, with undertones of bitter dark cocoa, some general sweetness, and earthy hops.

The Mouth: IMG_2284

Medium-thin bodied with some carbonation prevalent, but has a relatively soft mouthfeel. Initial flavor is of the roasted caramel malts, mixed with some nutty/earthy hops (almost like black tea). The aftertaste offers a pretty good amount of roasted coffee flavor that lingers slightly bitter on the palate.

Final Thoughts: IMG_2285

Downtown Brown is a pretty decent, easy drinking brown ale. It’s light flavors and low ABV make it reasonable sessionable. That being said, I think this beer could be much better if it offered a little more “oomph” and flavor, as the flavor is done reasonably well. Overall, not too shabby. 6.5/10

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