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RATINGS: 1333   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2006
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Good brown ale. only complaint is that the body seemed a bit thin. Good tasty sweet malt flavour.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
12 ounce bottle. Pours closer to dark read than brown. Creamy stone colored head that stands up a bit. Nice clarity and carbonation. Baked goods, nutty, and maybe some dried fruit in both nice and flavor. Fuller body, and some prickly carbonation. Really just pretty average.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1363) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2736) - 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.

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