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RATINGS: 1224   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a rough-looking one-finger heavy cream shade. Itís texture is poor but its retention is good. Small amounts of lacing are left behind. S: This is very toasted, and even slightly roasted. Thereís actually some progression to the aroma - the first whiff is pure toasted nuts, then turns into something mineral and earthy, developing a touch of brown sugar sweetness after a while. The earthiness isnít to my liking, otherwise the aroma is fine. T: Thereís a slight kiss of fruitiness to start. Afterwards, this turns into mostly a toasted-nuts-and-mineral-water affair. A slight hop finish actually brings more acid than bitterness or flavor. Having said that, itís still reasonably balanced, if a touch too bitter. M: This one is fairly dry and even crisp. On the other hand, it has a slight heaviness to it making it not quite as drinkable as it could be. Carbonation is middling, typical of the style. O: A fairly typical brown ale: thereís nothing wrong with it at all, itís just not very impressive or inspiring to drink. Wouldnít buy it again, most likely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown with red hues. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Tatse is very well balanced of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, cocoa and caramel, offset perfectly with hops. Great brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1291) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Aroma of hazelnut and dusty mocha. Yes, there is a sugary malt sweetness, but itís balanced by the dry flavors. Touch of toffee. Color is a rich brick red, hazy and lot of carbonation. There are a lot of small floaties in there. The first taste is a sugary sweetness. Followed shortly thereafter by a dry, dusty nutty mocha. Definitely a sweet flavor though. Feels dry and powdery. Absolute must to let it warm up a bit to let the dry flavors match the sweet ones. Pleasant enough in the right conditions.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
bottle, classic brown ale, nothing offensive about this brew. easy to drink, some toasty flavors, great beer for someone to try just experimenting with micros.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (679) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a medium brown . Nice moderate roast and bready aromas . Mild malty sweetness . Classic American brown ale . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (166) - - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle pours a clear copper with an off white/tan head. Toasted malt and grain flavors with a nice finish. Tastey!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AHSlowhand (41) - - JAN 11, 2014
Nice opaque brown, small caramel head. Nutty, coffee nose. medium to light the palate. Solid brown

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (866) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a clear medium amber with a good thick head. Aromas of grain, spiced hops slight toast. Flavors toasty, grain, slight bread, spicy/peppery hops, and caramel/crystal sweetness. Light to medium sweetness. Decent brown ale. Mild aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (793) - PERU - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with a smallish head. Roasted malts with chocolates notes and some balanced bitterness. One of the best brown ales around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (416) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky deep amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is very nutty, toasted malts, light chocolate. Flavor is a sweet nutty character with a hint of chocolate. Light to medium in body with a lingering nutty sweetness. Solid brown ale.


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