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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2158) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Great brown ale thank you BevMo for making this easy to find, good rich creamy brown beer

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
12oz bottle. Brown with a small beige head. Aroma of doughy malts, coffee, vanilla and light citrus. Flavor is lots of malty bread dough with some light hop bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Solid brown ale, lrich and malty. The best ale I have had in 2013. An exceptionally good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (270) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Nose is bready malt and wood (not that kind). Pour is deep brown with little head. Smooth and full with lots of roasted malt taste; a bit of nuts (not that kind) too. good but a bid acrid and that brings it down a bit. ---Rated via my mouth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
In the bottle...Toasted malt aroma... great taste with caramel hints... really good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Tap at RFD. Pours clear tawny brown with creamy light beige head; good lacing. Aroma is toasted and bready malts, mixed nuts, light toffee, dates, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry malts, light sweetness, light floral hops, and some subtle nut notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bowlnman1990 (84) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Aroma: caramel and sweet malt. Appearance: deep brown but almost no head. Taste: sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate. Palate: full and a nice finish. Overall: everything I like in a brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
(bottle) Canít believe I havenít rated this yet. After having the excellent Fitgerís Beaver Bay Brown, Iíve been craving a brown ale that can match that excellence. SN Tumbler? No. Brau Brothers Ringneck? Better, but no. Bellís Best Brown? Finally yes! Pours a muddy reddish-brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves good lacing on the glass. Aroma is right on with toasty biscuits, caramel, cocoa, and roasted nuts (pecan?). I get almost a touch of this berry presence and it smells like subtle raspberry which only enhances the complexity. Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma, with a good amount of toasty malt, substantial caramel, and a mineral-like component that shows up on the finish. I find this often in brown ales and it can be overdone in some(Tumbler), but here itís perfectly matched with the even toasty finish and subtle hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is fuller than most, but not overboard, and the carbonation is just a notch below lively. Overall an excellent brown ale that Iíd probably rate even higher if not for it being 90+ degrees at the time. Since this is reasonably priced and an excellent match for the season when the weather is actually normal, Iíll certainly be picking this up throughout the fall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Had this on tap in Kalamazoo. Not bad, but I'm not a fan of the style. Some roasty coffee notes but too bland compared to their other beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (411) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Brown coloring. Strong caramel aroma and flavor. Smooth, refreshing, and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours dark & frothy with a one finger cap. Tasty brown ale that seems to do everything right: nice understated brown sugar, decent malting & well packed hops. Another interesting brew from these guys.


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