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RATINGS: 1328   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.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
amber/light brown color with an off white/light brown head. aroma is that of baked bread. the good old whole wheat loaf you buy from the store. not a fresh aroma at all. a very nice nutty toasty flavor. the finish is very dry. Im not a huge fan of the brown ales but like the name implies probably one of the best Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1322) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2006
One of my favorites in this style. Clear Reddish Brown in color. Thin head with good lacing. Caramel aromas. Nutty and bready flavor. Well done again, Bellís.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle. Pours.. well umm brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is strange.. like a mix of grapes and asparagus. Flavor is mild with some small hints of chocolate, malty and has a nutty finish. Palate is tingly, and leaves a lasting impression on the tongue. Good brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Tasty brown ale with a beautiful pour and and a sweer taste Dry with no aftertaste. A fine beer for a crappy night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2674) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a brown color with frothy tan head. Aroma is a fairly spicy (hard to describe, maybe coriander?) with a wood-like backdrop. Flavor is pretty mild, and Iíll work backwards. Aftertaste is pretty pleasant and nutty... Hazelnut is probably as close as I can come, but itís not an exact match. Right before that blossoms, there is a tart burst that is pretty fleeting. This all comes after the initial blast of a mildly chocolate/nutty malt flavoring. All things considered, these flavors blend together excellently for the style... although I wouldnít put this on the top of my Christmas list.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle. Batch #7091. Medium, hazy copper/brown pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Lots of spicy malts and nuttiness in the aroma, along with earth and a little peat... quite aromatic for a brown. Flavor picks up a bunch of caramel, toffee, and nutty sweetness with hints of smoke and spices at the finish. Smooth yet slightly grainy on the palate. Rich, malty finish with floral hops, berries, and a lilí bit of alcohol. Very good brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
On tap. Brown with a medium foamy head. Malts, nuts, and caramel in the aroma and taste. Finishes nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Pour is deep mahoghany brown with a nice dense tan head...smell is sweet and oaky...lots of toasty wood notes...taste is sweet with not a lot of hop balance...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Murky brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty, malty, and a touch of cinamon. Overall the aroma is pretty weak.Very smooth and a tad bit too watery. Flavors are watered down nuts, chocolate, and roasted notes. There is a slight sourness in the finish and some hops as well. Pretty generic brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Dark brown, decent head. Smells of malt, caramel, chocolate, and a bit of hops. Taste is caramel, chocolate, malt. A bit bitter but very smooth.


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