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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTPpilot (20) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
An good example of a nice Brown ale. Not necessarily my thing but since its Bells, I had to try it. I was not disappointed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (91) - Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
There’s a raisin/ currant flavor up front with a toasted oak , dry finish that doesn’t linger on. Color is a golden brown .

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1059) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a dark burnt caramel. Pretty rich head,rich lace. Metallicy aroma with light nutty carmel notes,slight chocolate. I was never much a fan of this before but now am giving it a whirl again. Still a no go really. Odd aroma. Something just not comforting in taste for a brown ale,carbonation/hops-not shure exactly. I like most Bells stuff but this may be the worst for me.Seems average or below to me,maybe even off.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from BrookFalls Discount. Pours a tannish brown with a lot of effervesence and a bit of a white head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has sweet malts, some nuts and brown sugar. Taste is of sweet caramel, some fruitiness, nuts, somewhat toast and sweet brown sugar. Medium bodied and - despite the pour - lowly carbonated. Finishes mostly sweet, a bit cloyingly so. Scotch ale-ish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Brown pour with a small off-white head. Nutty/biscuit malt aroma. Flavor is similar. Very malty but not super heavy so it’s still easy to drink. Crisp, refreshing finish. A classic example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (518) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap. Delightful sweet aroma. Sweet light and nutty but flavorful. Clean lightly roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (900) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap. Pours dark amber with slight off white head. Aroma of malts with a slightly sweet note. Taste of roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brown with slight amber highlight. Slight off white head. Aroma is a toasty light cocoa. Taste is a very light cocoa malt, some caramel as well. More complex as it warmed. A nice brown.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainBoosh (25) - - NOV 7, 2013
Tasted from tap into pint glass. Pours caramel brown with small light tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Tastes sweet up front with a nice, mild hoppy finish. Some toast and almost floral notes. Nice mouthfeel. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (471) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Nice toasted malt aroma. Some cocoa aromas and flavors as well. Nice full balanced brown. Has a bit of a dry finish on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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