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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Brown and slightly cloudy. Slowly disappearing very light tan head. Flavor is slightly sweet, yeasty, bready, with some mild bitterness and a tiny bit of hop flavor. Finishes dry with a slight nutty aftertaste. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zingaaox99 (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2003 does not count
A very nice brown. It lives up to the Bells name.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2003
I wish Bellís sold stock. I just love their beer. The aroms isnít the best, but it hs a nice cloudy, yeasty brown look to it. The flavor, I canít describe, but it instantly became my favorite or second favorite Brown.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
A very good brown ale from one of my favorite micros. An aroma of roasted and caramel malts. A flavor to match. Somtimes cloudly if not poured or stored properly. Only major drawback is the slightly thin palate. A very good brown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Too sweet for me. Nice malty finish but cloying and only mild/low nuttiness. Not as good as other examples Iíve tasted.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Deep malty,finish is a little bitter,not at all well balanced,this Brewer has many better beers than this,Thin not another one for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Smooth, easy drinking brown. Pours good, looks good, and tastes good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I donít like brown ales. But this is the genius of Bellís - if you make nearly perfect product, how can someone not like it. A little richer and creamier than most brown, this is so beautiful in both the throat and mouth that it is bringing a tear to my eye! Enjoy!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
a better than average brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2002
An owl on the label scores extra points. Good brown ale, brewed in the british style. Mild and malty, balanced with a touch of hops (fuggles, target?) and administering a large dose of happiness. Great brown ale.


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