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RATINGS: 1222   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a lovely amber brown with a creamy white colored head. Has a nice subtle aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Has a very easy going taste of brown sugar. Leaves a some what sweet after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1069) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Nice brown. Clear brown pour with near white head. Aroma is light malt. Taste is light malt nd light bitter. Easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy nut brown with a thick but quickly disappearing head. Mild cocoa and some berry. Hopping is mild, a little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Ok. Not as good as other Bell's brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 4, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a off white head. Taste Carmel, chocolate, sweet. I thought this was so so. I would skip this down the road. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (92) - 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 .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 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. Rerate: 2014 like the aroma, flavor. good finish. All around more impressive. Bit more sweetness it seems.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1289) - 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 (991) - 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 (525) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap. Delightful sweet aroma. Sweet light and nutty but flavorful. Clean lightly roasted finish.


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