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RATINGS: 1286   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pretty good/decent brown ale. Not bitter at all. Mildly sweet, malty ale. Slight alcohol flavor present. Not bad though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (128) - - NOV 3, 2014
Nutty, toasty, caramel. Dark crystal malt. Not too sweet. Lots of English yeast character, with that fruity estery thing, is not my favorite. Spicy hops are nice. Well balanced brown ale, good body, but not really my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1500) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pint can. Deep chestnut with a tight,beige head. Sweet cereal aromas. Bright and fruity with a grain heavy finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AJK9600 (18) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Outdoors, mid 40s temps, poured into a frosted mug. Small fire going. This beer is excellent for the situation described. Deep flavors with a superb hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Cette brown ale est brune. Sa tête mousseuse est assez épaisse. Une dentelle est observable. Les arômes de sucre brun se mêlent aux parfums légers de chocolat et aux houblons en fleurs. Les saveurs sont celles du style : malts bruns, trace chocolatée, noix, caramel terreux. La bouche est légère et pétillante. La finale est courte et brune. En canette de 16 onces. Pas mauvais mais peu spectaculaire. Personne n’a voulu finir la moitié de mon verre.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvanFriend (342) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
One of my favorite brown ales. Not too thin, well balanced - not overly sweet or overly hoppy like many brown ales can be. An excellent beer in a style that is all too rarely done well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Modern Times pint glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.89 Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 22, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 14, 2014 with a shelf life of six months Poured a brownish, caramel, hazy color with two fingers of frothy, khaki tan head. Below average foamy spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled a pleasant whiff of hops up front, which was a bit surprising. Mainly floral hops, but some light non-descript Citra in there as well. Then came the malts - hazel, caramel, toffee, Rolos, Heath Bar, chocolate, roasted honey nuts and light butterscotch. Very nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.13) Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got toffee, hazel, caramel, roasty nuts, toast, honey nuts, light black coffee malts, espresso, light chocolate and light floral hops. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75) The smell was the best part and I had high hopes, but it was nothing that special. (Overall - 3.75) 3.83 86 B+

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to pub glass. Pours rich brown. Nice thick head that goes away rather soon. Light sweet taste. Almost creamy on the palate. Overall is a great beer. Has some awesome malt flavor. A great brown beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A chestnut brown coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, slightly sweet, malty, caramel, nutty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (197) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
One of my favorite brown ales. Strong all the way around. Very balanced beer and the taste is very good. Especially in the fall.


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