Friday, May 10, 2013

I wanted to enjoy Downtown Brown Ale by Lost Coast Brewery more than I did, because the name of the brewery makes me think of Half Life 2. Unfortunately, this beer compares pretty strongly to the Lost Coast episode of HL2: OK, but unnecessary. It pours medium brown with a couple of fingers of head that leaves a little lace. The aroma is malt and a little bit of a hazelnut or roasted peanut thing going on. The flavor is all in the front. There’s a little nutty malt and a little bit of floral hops, and then the finish is like water. This might be a decent lawnmower beer, but it’s not the first one I’d pick up.