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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
Decent beer. Rich and bitter. Malty. Robust. The head didn't last that long. I had it somewhat chilled but I'm sure if it warmed up there would be more release of the flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2003
A fine, if ordinary, brown ale. Malty, nutty, chocolate, sour, with a slighly bitter finish. Good big mouth feel. Cloudy dark reddish brown with no head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Beautiful brown color, just a little thickness in the mouth, slight carbonation. A slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Another great beer from Bell's.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Creamy, thin, off-white head. Nice nutty aroma. Not huge amounts of carbonation. Nice brown color, on the lighter side of brown ales. Has a nice bite. Lightly malty and then nutty in the finish, A good brown ale. I have to say Bells is one of the more versatile breweries out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2003
I really have a love for browns. Sweet, slightly nutty and bready. Great mouthfeel. I really think Rogue Hazelnut is superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Lots of roasted nuttiness on the nose. There is tremendous body to this non-porter, non-stout. A great beer to keep in the fridge for everyday enjoyment.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkaufman (128) - 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.

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