BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of their better beers. Has some rich chewy maltiness, with some chocolate and cocoa flavors, followed by some caramel and a bit of bitter hoppiness coming through towards the finish.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/28/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is malt and very roasty, almost munich, and has a light PNW hop balance. Appearance is hazy brown with a moderate tan head and lacing. Flavor is roast sweet malt forward with low bittering and very light sourness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium-high carb texture that give a slight tartness. Overall, good and complex and very easy drinking for a hot day.
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Crystal clear dark amber with dense and creamy tan head and light streaky lace. Nutty, toasty and brown sugary nose. All those notes come back for the mid-palate, on top of a light, clean, easy-drinking body and soft carb. Big leafy and earthy hop notes erupt at the finish and hold with a cling. This is a clean, clearly defined, and fresh-tasting beer. Not sure if it was a recipe tweak and a brand new keg or what, but clearly a better beer than what’s been served under this handle in the past.
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap-pours a thin retaining off white head that laces and hazy amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt-molasses/brown sugar. Taste is peat, medium malt, secondary earthy hops.
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007
8/18/2007: LaConner Brown is amber-gold ("burnt sienna" according to my wife) and isn’t really cloudy, but does seem a bit murky. The thin crown that leaves some lacing. Chocolate cake and caramel are evident in the aroma. Caramel malts and a nice even richness and balanced bitterness comprise the main malty flavor. There is a touch of mandarin orange hoppiness that lingers on the palate following the chocolate-flavored finish. This medium-bodied ale has a mild level of carbonation that creates and smooth texture. Overall this is an interesting and enjoyable brown ale, especially for those that like the chocolate and orange combination.
Draught (6% ABV) at LaConner Brewing Company in LaConner, Washington. Rating #13 for this beer...
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Amber mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Nutty flavoured slightly dry finish.
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear nut brown. Perfumy, roasty malt aroma. Dryish with rounded mouthfeel and solid body. Well hopped with notes of citrus and herbal spices. Well balanced. I enjoyed it.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown colour, thin light brown head. Very sweet and nutty aroma, brown sugar and a bit toffeeish. Flavour is super sweet and sugary with some nutty malts, light bitterness and faint astringency. Overly sweet, but I’ve had worse.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at the brewery
Light hazelnut brown colour with a very big hazelnut aroma. It’s a local crop, so I wonder if they’ve actually got some in there. Harsh astringency, minerally, brackish...this is really tough to drink. The bitterness has come out all wrong, and the malts don’t offer much save a light hazelnut note. Totally undrinkable. I only wish this was a cookie-cutter brown.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF ’05. Clear amber body. Strong sweet rum alogn with stewed banana and medium malts in the aroma. The flavor carries the same barrel maltiness along with bitter leafy hops and roasted black malt.