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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2003
(sampled at Olver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden) Nice ruby brown colour with small creamy white head. Sweet malty aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste is quite bitter of floral hops with some nutty maltiness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Toffee, nutty, English hop aroma. Nutty taste with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Dark with a lite tan head. lots of malt and even a little floating around. Nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2003
Bottled. Ruby colour, firm head. Aroma of crystal malt and grapefruit. Rather sweet. Chewy crystal malt flavour balanced by the bitterness added by flowery hops and a fair punch of warming alcohol. Pretty godd, but Kalamazoo does the really dark and heavy ones better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2677) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
Nut-brown colour, medium head. Smooth toffee aroma. Taste a bit like chocolate-toffee. Bitter finish. A bit too strong maybe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Dark cloudy brown color. Light tan head. Initial sulfur aroma settles and reveals light caramel malt aroma. Nutty acidic whole grain bread flavor. Finish smooth but uneventfully.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Bottle: Very nice chocolatey, malty nose. Unfiltered medium brown appearance with slight pale brown head. Rich mouthfeel. A very nice brown - and I'm not a big brown ale guy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
found this hiding in Waynes Deli in Muskegon, while i was home, it was rich and bitter and rather malty, the "best" quality of it was the nutty flavor that was running around in the beer, i think the word best should be taken out of the title, it was ok but not the best

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2003
I will keep this simple...the best american brown hands down.... It has hints of caramel and a faint smokiness. Oh so smooth and malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2003
A very good brown ale. Murky brown (duh)with pretty beige lacing. Has the same tobacco hints in the flavor and aroma that Goose Island's Hex Nut Brown does, only much more subtle here. Very sweet and malty, and Silphium's right, a bit of tanginess somehow. Subdued hopping (Golding?) finishes this tasty brew out.

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