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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
"Poured a cloudy brown color with a good head. Smelled of hops. Flavor had a good mix of maltsand hops. Carbonated mouthfeel. Very good beer, and Great for a brown ale. "

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
A classic brown ale: Sweet, fruity aroma; good brown color. Initial taste of fruity caramel. Aftertaste of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is a tad watery, otherwise simply terrific.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1590) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Not my favorite style. Luckily itís not very much like any nut brown I know. The aroma is not great. kind of like poop and rotten pears. The flavor is different though. Somewhat nutty, a little chocolate, a little fruit, and a little licorice. I was always curious about this beer but never wanted a six-pack. Iíd say my suspicions were justified. Batch 7111. I think Iíve been either completely disappointed or let down with each of the last 10 beers Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2006
(Tap) Deep tan/copper color. Good semi-rich flavor with nuts and caramel mixed into candy-like malty sweetness countered by a soft bitter resonance. Finishes well and leaves a desirable linger.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2006
The first thing that struck me about this ale was the plethora of particles rising and sinking in my glass. Iíve seen this before, so it wasnít a shock, but then again, not something you see everyday. The appearance is a clear brown. Hhead dispersed quickly, but the lacing was good. Palate is only medium. I like my browns to be more full. Flavor is only OK, consisting of some malt. Not a lot of aroma. Overall, not terribly impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Chocolate cabinet brown with creamy head, fresh leaving lace in glass. Caramel, a touch of graininess and roasted barley and molasses and licorice in aroma and in taste. Very easy drink, understated hoppiness and maltiness so just some bitterness and sweetness. Some of each in aftertaste, but more sweet.. Creamy mouthfeel. Good example of this style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2006
From bottle

Poured cloudy brown, with an off-white head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma malty, and sweet. Flavor of sweet nuttiness, toffee, and hops. Caramel is the aftertaste. Light bodied. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1415) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Good brown ale. only complaint is that the body seemed a bit thin. Good tasty sweet malt flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 March 2008 Re-rate <P> Chocolate, nutty, toasted malt aroma. The body is a murky brown and holds a thin tan head. Sweet fore, chocolate, nutty, toasty grains and sweet malts. Very low bitterness. Abrupt finish. <P> Original Rating was a 3.9 <P> Aroma is lightly roasted sweet malts. Beer is cloudy brown with a pinky thin, fast fading tan head. Flavor is strong and full. Good intensity. Some caramel and toffee notes and lots of nuttiness that at times even hints at roasted hazlenut. A very well done brown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Garnet brown. w/ beige head. grapesweet brown sugar aroma. medicinal grapes in the mouth. nice cascading bubbles. bitter grape alcohol finish. lacing good. hops detectable.


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