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Lahaina Town Brown - Maui Brewing Co.

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: bumchilly25 on 12-29-2012

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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Taste is of toasted malt, nut, and cocoa. The main body is underwhelming compared to others I have had in the style, even though it hits the major flavor components. The aftertaste I find to be slightly medicinal and is unpleasant. Generally I like this brewery's beers, but this one was a miss for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of richj1970
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque in the glass with a massive light tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of toasted malt, nuts and hints of chocolate. Flavor is quite light toasted malt, mild cocoa and nuts, thin semi sweet finish with a hint of hops. Light to medium bodied. A major difference between the aroma of flavor in this one. The taste is very subdued from start to finish. It has all the pleasant brown ale flavors of the aroma, but rather thin. A pleasant, but light tasting brown ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of rronin
1.9/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 OZ can poured in a pint glass. It looked good, nice brown hue with a full creamy -looking head that faded fast. Didn't smell bad, I couldn't catch much of an aroma but I have a bad smeller. I must have gotten ahold of a defective can, because it tasted so bad I thought "this must be what diesel fuel would taste if you drank diesel fuel." Perhaps it doesn't travel well. Too bad, I like me a nice brown ale like Abita Turbodog. Better luck next time!

Photo of atigerlife
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of their limited releases.

Pours a dark brown with light brown highlights. 2-finger fluffy brown head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Aroma is sweet with roasted malts & chocolate.

Taste has some coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, marshmallow and some nuttiness. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a very nice beer. Glad they decided to can this one for a little while.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Lahaina Town Brown from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.