Brown Ale | La Conner Brewing Company

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Brown AleBrown Ale

Brewed by:
La Conner Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RoyalT on 11-29-2003

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by Telestic:
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4/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of RoyalT
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Brown in color with lots of carbonation and a smallish head.

Smell – Light, nutty brown scents set deep in a toasted malt aroma.

Taste – This one is very different. The nuts are here in force along with a rather bitter malt base. There are some hops to this one as well, but they don’t mix well. The finish is slightly sweet and sugary.

Mouthfeel – This is a solid medium in the body and a bit refreshing.

Drinkability – I thought that the flavors were interesting but unbalanced. LaConner has a lot of fine ales, but I think next time I’ll get something else.

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Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here is an unusual treat--this is nearly a dessert beer. If you like the flavor of caramel, this is the best example of that flavor I've ever had. I also know that this is unusual for this style.

A-Dark brown, light does not pass through. Decent head and lace
S-Remember those chocolate caramels. Well, here it is without the chocolate.
T-Very sweet, little hop, off style but still delicious
M-Rich, thick as expected
D-This one would be a hard one to consume regularly. But for a unique treat, go for it.

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Photo of Derek
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better American brown ales I've had.

Nice biscuity malt, a little nutty, hint of caramel, good bitterness, nice citrus from the PNW hops, leaves a nice lace, great stuff.

Some great northwest flavour & bitterness, but it's restrained, not at all overboard.

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Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

This one looked more like an amber, and not a brown. It sure did taste like a brown. Easily this brewery's best brew. Would like to find it bottles so I could have some to take home.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Briken
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

La Conner's English brown is a nice toffee brown with just a light caramel and spice aroma. An interesting roasted malt and spicey hop mix together well. Very mellow and subdued smoothness. This is a pretty easy drinking brown ale with a fairly intesting taste.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A lighter coloured brown ale than most this is a nice drinking brown with the requisite roasty notes though on the smoother side. Food friendly especially with the great wood fired pizzas, this is a solid offering from these guys. If you want a more robust roasted malt experience then go with the porter.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Starts with subdued carbonation that forms erratic lace, and a modest malty aroma that is beach-sand dry. Features a honey-brown color with a round, inviting mouthfeel. The taste is of modest yet balanced proportions with a customary bitter finish. There is nothing exemplary here – no great standout properties with the possible exception of the mouthfeel. But this is a relaxed and enjoyable brew that is very easy to drink. I would describe it as a very comfortable beer worth trying. It might even grow on you.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Brown Ale from La Conner Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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