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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (290) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Caramel raisin aroma. Similar taste with bread and perhaps barley notes. Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Long clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (90) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
16 oz. can. Poured dark brown with off white head. Nice lacing. Malty smell and taste. Nutty aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (109) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
16 ounce can > pint glass A: Pours a murky dark amber with a half finger of lingering head. S: Caramel malt is dominant in the nose. T: Caramel maltiness with a bitter bite of chocolate and earthy hop note. Little real sweetness but ’rounded". Pretty good balance of flavors. M: Medium body and good level of carbonation on the tongue. Very smooth mouthfeel. Clean, not cloying. O: Very smooth drinkable brown with nothing negative.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3366) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle, bbotmc. Deep sienna-brown. Dark fruit aroma of plum, some nuts and port wine. Tastes sweet, a little alcoholic, but all in all fruity and nutty and somewhat earthy. Heavy, bitter finish and fruity mouthfeel. Very good and warming winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (777) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle sample. Thanks Tom L. Cloudy brownish-red with small beige head. Sweet aroma, raisin, liqueur, very fruity (pear, peach). Sweet flavor, date honey, raisin, malty, a bit woody, light hoppy bitterness, sweet-sour finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep brown pour. The aroma is rich and chocolatey. A rich malt profile and a soft toasty sweetness. Has a moderate earthy bitterness leaving it a very well rounded and balanced product. Rich and malty. Really lovely brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (684) - ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
Somewhat hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Taste nutty and toasty, with woody notes (wood bark comes to mind) and some burnt caramel. I would call hopping excessive for style, but than I guess this is an American brown, not an English Brown, so I suppose not. Good autumn beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1089) - ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle sample. Thanks DSG! Clear reddish-brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate. Sweet malty flavors, with caramel, toffee and chocolate notes. Medium-bodied, smooth texture. Very pleasant and easy drinking brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8557) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Beer Market Jaffa. Deep amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of nutty malt, some toast, a bit of chocolate, a bit of caramel and a light fruity hint. Sweetish flavor, malty, nutty, a bit toasty, with a chocolate note, a bit of caramel and a drier bitterish finish. Medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. A decent Brown Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2014
BBOTMC. Pours orange to red with a nice head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, cheese, milk, flavor of nuts, chocolate, malt and metal, medium bodied.


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