Beer ReviewLowtide BrewingLowtide Brewing Brune DMC

November 26, 2021by Jonathan Lambrianidis

When the Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC has traditional beer drinkers saying ‘you’d never know it’s alcohol-free’, you know you’re onto a winner! With its complex and deep flavour profile, you’re going to want to get this one off your radar and into your glass.

The Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC is a great tasting roasty & toasty malt-based brown ale that give chocolate, caramel & coffee-like flavour to each glass. With a good weight, mouthfeel & notes of fruity & citrus hops along with great bitterness, the Brune DMC is balanced & makes a great indulgence.

Key Takeaways

ABV: <0.5%
Style Brown Ale
Calories: Sorry fam, not sure!
Colour: Deep / Chocolate Brown
Main Notes: Roast. Coffee & Chocolate.
Cost: $5.50 – $6.50 / each
Rating: 8.5 / 10

Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC Can and beer in glass

Brune DMC Taste

I can (almost) guarantee you’re going to be glad you found the Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC! It is built around fantastic coffee, chocolate and caramel note it will have you torn between rationing what’s in your fridge or tearing through it and running the gauntlet of trying to find more.

So what is in each glass? Well, the Brune DMC is so deliciously crafted with roast and toast like flavour profiles that are characterised by chocolate and coffee. These are then pieced together with a lightly fruity and citrus undertone – DELICIOUS, right?

With each can being 440ml you’re going to get more goodness compared to traditional sized brews and with the following taste profile, there are unlikely to be many complaints about the extra goodness.

Each glass will bring you a great mouthfeel that is really well-weighted, and actually “feels” like a beer, along with a flavour profile that is crafted around:

  • Roasty and toasty warmth and the first push of bitterness;
  • A long and flavourful coffee, chocolate and caramel-like body that blend together and almost give off a cappuccino flavour;
  • Light and clean fruity (almost citrus) hop notes; and
  • Lingering mid-to-strong level of pointed bitterness.

In your glass, you’re going to find a beautiful chocolatey brown coloured brew with a silky and thick foamy head (take your time pouring it to avoid over foaming) and slow-moving bubbles.

What I Like

Things to Consider

The coffee and chocolate-like flavour profile are so luxurious. If you’re not a coffee drinker, be aware of what you’re in for as this might be a little too coffee like for you.
The mouthfeel is brilliant, it really provides a solid weight to each and every mouthful. Take your time when pouring to avoid an overly foamy head in the glass.

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Ok so you know the Brune DMC is flavourful and sounds tasty, but is it for you?

Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC can in hand

Who Is The Brune DMC For

This is the part I’ve been most excited to write about for this brew, as it gets to the crux of why I put the time into Tipple Zero – sharing drinks you’re going to love with you!

So if you’re a fan of chocolate and coffee (the vast majority of us) this is a brew you are going to want to escalate to the top of your list. This is, even more, the case if your vices of choice are dark chocolate and espresso or straight black coffee!

Refined yet bold flavours that come from the Brune DMC make it perfect for those drinkers who are big on the flavour profile that cacao and coffee have to offer.

If you’re keen to try other non-alcoholic options that are in a similar vein to the Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC, you might want to try a few other beers I have written up recently. You can find the reviews of each and where to buy them just down below.

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Where To Buy Brune DMC Brown Ale

Buying the Brune DMC is going to be easiest to do online and directly from a non-alcoholic retailer like Brunswick Aces. Given the style, small-batch run and the fact it’s headed over from the UK a 440ml can will set you back between $6 – $7 a can.

As new retailers come on board I’ll keep you updated and pass on news and updates.

For now, you can find this one from Brunswick Aces down at the link below. A quick word of warning. If you find it in stock, get your hands on it ASAP. As it is hard to come by and track down!

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Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC can on bench

Brune DMC Nutrition

Trying to track down any nutritional information for the Brune DMC has been a rather unfruitful task! I’ve not managed to land anything concrete for this one just yet but will keep you across what I find!

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Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC information on label about hops

When to Drink Brune DMC

The Brune DMC is a brew that balances the rich, deep and complex nature of brown ales and stouts and brings it to a brew that can be enjoyed any time of the day (in a similar way to the UpFlow Stout).

If you’re looking for a brew that can stand up against hearty foods yet is equally happy being paired with dessert you’re in luck.

You’re going to find pairing this with a slightly fattier cut of meat like nice rib-eye or porterhouse is going to help it shine. Equally, you can reach for it after dinner and pair it with a dessert-like moose, crème Brule, or puddings which just goes to show the versatility of the beer.

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Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC can next to glass full showing brown colour of beer

The Wrap Up: Final Thoughts

So if you’re fuelled by coffee, driven by chocolate and have a love for rich and delectable desserts this is going to be a fan favourite if you can employ your sherlock skills and track down a few to stash and enjoy.

The way the malty notes blend with hints of fruity hops and are balanced with bitterness make this a truly great beer that deserves its place in your fridge along with the UpFlow Stout and the Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout.

I really enjoy coffee, chocolate, brown ales and stouts in general so for me, this is a great find and lands itself an 8.5 / 10.

As always, if you really want to enjoy what this beer has to offer PLEASE don’t drink this out of the can and get this into a glass to make the most of it. Given it’s not the cheapest you’re going to want to make sure it tastes perfect each time!

Check stock levels and the price at the link down below over at Aces!

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Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC can on bench off centre

by Jonathan Lambrianidis

Non-alcoholic drinks writer and podcaster, beer brewing and winemaking side-kick, lawyer and cyclist. Owner of and the Non-Alcoholic Drinks Podcast.