Lost Coast Downtown Brown (365 Day 42)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Lost Coast Downtown Brown

Much to my surprise my Mom gave me some American craft beer for Christmas. Well, actually, I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise as she did it last year too. This year she stepped it up a notch: one six pack, six different beers. That’s how I prefer my to get beer as it saves you from having to drink a lot of potentially bad beers but does force you to have to seek out the good beers. Which is much better than the former.

Downtown Brown by Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe was the featured beer of the evening. I ended up washing it down with Jai Alai IPA – White Oak just because I was worried the IPA might be starting to get towards the end of its fresh life. In other words: I did the IPA a favor by consuming it. And, by no means did wash down Downtown Brown because I didn’t fancy it, quite the contrary.

Downtown Brown turned out to be a easy drinking beer with enough roasted and dark flavors/aromas to give it a touch of size. I would even say that you could have this beer in the summertime as a change up and be pleasantly refreshed. For some it might be too light and not appreciated, but I feel that’s where the artistry of the brewer comes, by twisting the fates of a style creating sub-styles that don’t always appeal to everyone but have to judged on their own merit. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 8, Look: 8, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.4

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