Amsterdam Downtown Brown

Amsterdam Downtown Brown

Rated 3.205 by BeerPals

Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company Limited

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Brown Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

17 International Bittering Units

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2018 Description A true classic! Crisp, yet subtle in character, our british style brown ale is brewed with a unique blend of malts, including chocolate malt, and a variety of continental hops that combine to deliver an uncommon smoothness and distinct drinkability. 2014 Description The object of desire, Amsterdam Downtown Brown is crisp yet subtle in character. A classic British-style brown ale brewed with a blend of Canadian and European malts (including chocolate malt from Belgium), this traditional deep chestnut coloured ale exudes a bold and attractive taste. Brewed with English Ale yeast and balanced by four varieties of continental hops, our Downtown Brown delivers an uncommon smoothness and distinct drinkability.

ID: 55339 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank17136
Overall Percentile63.3
Style Rank353 of 1037
Style Percentile66
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.244
Weighted Score3.205
Standard Deviation0.363

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  • PAULCARDOM 545 reviews
    rated 2.6 3 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    This beer underwent a name change a few years ago when Amsterdam, already considered a ‘craft’ brewery’ decided to take the term seriously. However, while the name changed, the flavours stayed the same, which is unfortunate because Amsterdam Nut Brown Ale was a boring brown ale. The beer is closer to being translucent copper in colour than brown. There is usually a thin light tan coloured head. Aroma is caramel malt, some earthy hops, and grains. The flavour has always had that dishwater note to it which is why I try and avoid it…but the name change sucked me in.

  • PALEALERIDER 2177 reviews
    rated 2.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Nice dark brown colour seen through transparent bottle. Barely had any head once poured, and aroma was of the chocolate variety. Taste of chocolate too, with a bit of coffee and caramel. Not too bad but have had better brown ale.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    The prototypical brown ale. Colour - a solid medium brown, tan head . Aroma - roast, nuts, floral hops. Mouthfeel - medium. Flavour - nutty malts, some sweetness, and a bitter finish. Overall - below average.

  • MIKET 200 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours dark brown, with some nice red hues and a small tan head. The head fades quickly. Aroma is nice with a mainly malty profile. Giving the glass a swirl really brings the aroma back to full force. Tastes starts ok with a bit of nutty sweetness flowing into a somewhat sour, bitter finish. Thin mouth with low carbonation. Probably won't buy again.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Once again thank you dental diva for carrying this back across the country for me to try. Dark brown with almost no head to speak of, looks like coke. Aroma is unique first time I’ve ever smelt something that I can only describe as sour peanut butter mixed with light coffee. Nutty coffee flavour, light coco, and a sour metallic finish. Beer feels thin and has a very mild easy drinking flavour. After taste is exactly like a puffed wheat square. Over all touch sour for my enjoyment but still wasn’t really all that bad.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 2.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    I'm disappointed.
    Poured out a dark brown brew with a very very small white skim and no lacing. Pretty good aroma but nothing to different here: Heavy toasted malts, marshmallows over the fire, nice caramel, slight nut. Taste is a bit of a bummer due to the overlying sourness. Decent toasted malts, not really sweet, more dull than anything, nutty and I will take mmmmmbeerhomo's find of puffed wheat squares baked with cocoa, maybe a bit of roast. Ok carbonation, too dry and too tart / sour, close to medium bodied, finishes dry and tart with very obvious toasted malts that don't go away. This style is just not my thing.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of nutty caramel malt is quite intense and enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by this medium sweet nutty caramel taste. Body is average with some spritzy carbonation which doesn’t fir very well. While I don’t need a full hops assault on my brown ale I would appreciate at least some hops inclusion which I can’t say is the case here.

  • BOBHOPPS 406 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    deep brown, intense and complex but a bit too much for my taste.Everything seems exagerrated here too much maltiness,nothing simple like the usual Brown Ale i like...

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I liked this beer. I was expecting something similar to an English brown ale and I was not disappointed. This was a brown ale, just as described on the bottle. The aroma was complex with some malt and hop odours. The beer was smooth, and the taste was very pleasant, and easy to drink, No bitterness.

  • CYRENAICA 2091 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Originally rated as ‘Amsterdam Nut Brown Ale’.
    500ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    December 14, 2007
    The beer poured a very dark brown with a thin white head. The aroma was malty with no discernable nut to be enjoyed. The mouthfeel was medium with mild carbonation. The taste was slightly sour with hints of malt.

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