Lahaina Town Brown - Maui Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.1/5 rDev -14.1%
If CoCoNut PorTeR can taste as good as it does, then going a few shades lighter and removing the coconut must make a very good brown ale. A 12 ounce can reveals the answer. On to the beer:
Like the color of dark brown wood and topped with a semi-creamy head. Good retention of the head and solid lacing adds a boost to the appearance. The aroma has a solid backbone of malt, which brings to mind the nuttiness which I enjoy out of brown ales. It tastes "raw too. There's also a strange ointment which I've smelled before, and I believe it's used to kill weeds. I don't have a weed problem, thank you.
Lahaina is a mild flavored beer with a solid nuttiness and a raw grassy note dominating the overall taste. Not the most optimal flavor around, but I can live with this. On the bright side, the town has a beer named after it, which I can assure that most people on the mainland like myself will Google its location after drinking a can.
Maui's done better before. I'm going to stay a few shades darker and add coconut from now on.
01-30-2014 19:15:43 | More by DoubleJ
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3.69/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured on tap at Longhi's Wailea into shaker pint.
A: Very dark brown allowing almost zero light to penetrate. Small one finger head.
S: Honey, pecans, biscuits.
T: Sweet malts mixed with a nice nutty flavor. Reminds me a bit of honey roasted pecans.
M: Medium body coating the tongue nicely. Fairly easy drinking ale.
O: A very solid brown ale.
02-13-2014 07:07:20 | More by richj1970
4.06/5 rDev +12.5%
A- pours a ruby-brown color with some light creeping through, small foamy light-tan head retains long after the pour
S- chocolaty roasted malt base with a lot of nutty aromas, some bready sweetness with a hint of caramel and honey
T- roasted chocolate malt gives a bitter-sweet kick of cocoa and milk-chocolate, nutty flavors of pecan & hazelnut, honey, leads to a slightly sweet finish with more chocolate on the linger
M- light, slightly watery mouthfeel with moderate carbonation leads to a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that actually gets more chewy as it finishes, high drinkability
O- American browns are typically boring and all taste the same, but this one was different. Big nutty aroma and flavor compliments the chocolate malt. I'd like to try this on tap next time I make it to Maui.
05-31-2014 01:42:21 | More by Treyliff
3.71/5 rDev +2.8%
Yes, another can courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can/ Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit bready. Taste is malts, nutty, bready, more malts, refreshing and satisfying. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
03-22-2014 23:28:26 | More by tone77
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
Every visit to Max's Taphouse in Balto seems to net at least one new CAN and usually a Maui B.C. CAN to further The CANQuest (TM)! It does not take much to CANvince me to make to road trip as a result.
From the CAN: "Certified Made on Maui"; "Handcrafted Ales & Lagers Brewed with Aloha"; "Lahainatown Brown is an Ameri[CAN] Brown Ale."; "Malty, slightly sweet, with a toasted nutty character and subtle chocolate notes. A blend of Munich, Dark Crystal, and Chocolate Malts result in a refreshingly smooth and satisfying craft beer experience."; "The flavors truly shine when allowed to warm slightly."; "Normally found only on Maui, this limited release offers complexity and full-flavored enjoyment yet remains sessionable."; "Aloha, [undersigned] Garrett"; "Maui's Truly Local Beer!"
A loud Crack! inspired an inverted Glug and quickly, we were off and running! The pseudo-cascade action was marvy, producing three fingers of dense, fizzy light-tan head with moderate retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with ruby/garnet highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose was intensely sweet, more towards milk chocolate than dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was slightly thin and the flavor was oddly fruity. I was put in mind of chocolate-covered strawberries! Decent lacing began to form as I drank. Finish was likewise quite sweet and I really felt like I was drinking a liquified chocolate-covered strawberry. I speak from experience as I blended a lot of them for people at fests while volunteering for Lancaster Brewing Company. Not a bad beer, but not unique for me and probably a once-and-done.
04-18-2014 11:17:44 | More by woodychandler
2.91/5 rDev -19.4%
Quite spritzy with a club soda flavor. Brown color with plenty of foam. Not much in the way of aromatics, though there are walnuts in the nose as you sip. Maybe it's my imagination, but there is a whiff of coconut as well.
Alright, it is slightly nutty as advertised. The first sip is pretty wretched, but for some reason it gets better. There is some sweetness and plenty of roasted grain. Very fizzy stuff. Overall, it's quite flat flavored. Dry and bitter dishwater aftertaste.
A mouthful of brown carbonation that wears out its welcome quickly. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.
07-14-2014 05:53:31 | More by mactrail
Lahaina Town Brown from Maui Brewing Co.
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