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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (443) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, brown sugar, caramel and plums. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel and a mellow hops, with a slight carbonation. Great beer to drink while watching football.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (438) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Brownish red with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel and sugar plums. Very sweet with some mellow hoppiness in the finish. Body is a little on the thin side with soft carbonation. Smooth drinking brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Good solid fall beer. Leave the pumpkin this and the pumpkin that for the pumpkin heads and settle in with an original fall beer style. An excellent interpretation of a brown and an easy drinking one at that. A little bit hoppier and a little less maltier than a lot of browns makes this very smooth, though I would have preferred a lil more malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy deep copper brown with thin off-white foam. Feels a bit juicier and fruitier than expected for a brown ale. Blood oranges. Dates. Red plums and grapes. Strong hints of chocolate nibs in the mix. Ruby grapefruit cocoa. Reasonably full body. Hints of agave, tomato and pimiento. Not the best brown ale but quite interesting from the standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pint Can. Delicious brown ale that goes down easy. Balanced with caramel malt and hops. A little chocolate and brown sugar as well. Great Fall beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours hazy chestnut brown with the slightest orange tinge. Light brown head ain't much and fades quickly to a rim. Aroma is toasted malts, a bit or caramel and some cocoa overtones. Creamy with moderate carbonation and short flavor profile. Taste is lightly toasted malts, a wee bit of caramel and cocoa and substantial hop bitterness that really overwhelms the finish and aftertaste. A good brown that would be better with amped malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a small white head that fades quickly and sticks to the side of the glass. Aroma is hazelnuts, caramel, and light chocolate. The taste is bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, and light caramel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
From a bottle, pours a dark brown-amber with a fairly large white head. Strong malt presence at the nose of caramel and roastedness. Couldn’t really detect much cocoa. Little hop presence. Body is fairly light with little bitterness to taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1004) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear caramel brown with creamy tan head. Nose is caramel. Taste is creamy caramel. Nice dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
On tap poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. There’s a light, faint aroma of toasty caramel and a light citrus. It pours a hazy caramel brown with a touch of effervescence to it. It has a soft, creamy tan-orange head that reduces to a medium soft ring with a spattering of lace on the surface. It leaves behind stripes of fuzzy lace down the glass. The taste is a medium malty sweet, and a light bitterness. The medium, medium-light malty body has a thin, but creamy texture with a light, fuzzy, creamy carbonation. There are notes of chocolate syrup, cocao, caramel, and light nuts and citrus. The finish has a touch of spiciness and citrus peel to it and the aftertaste is light and has a bit of a clean, grass character to it.

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