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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (246) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Nice large head with good retention. Opaque copper/brown. Wonderful caramel, roast, chocolate, citrus and heavy malt aroma. Delectable. Smooth and creamy texture coupled with initial flavours of caramel, malt, and chocolate and finishing with a mildly sour/grassy hop. Very good, although could be slightly more hoppy and carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
16 oz can from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Brown and clear appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma is rich, toasty and roasty with notes of light toffee, earthy hops and caramel malts. Similar flavor, smooth and easy to drink with an average body and a bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (833) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This ranks as one of the best browns out there. Smooth and malty, all perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
On tap. Pours a brilliant copper brown color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of chestnuts, caramelized sugar, cereal grains, and milk chocolate. Sweet medium weight finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Smells nice but not overly complex, hint of medium sweet caramely malt, leafy earthy hops. Brown and not too hazy, quickly fading brown head. Not a big fan of the taste, upfront slightly sour, but this mixes strangely with the caramel notes. Finishes lightly caramel with a hint of sourness. Not fresh? Infected? Either way, not too exciting. Medium/light bodied and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (674) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy garnet colour with a tan head. Aromas of dark malts, woody/straw notes, cocoa, and light brown sugar. Taste wise, mineral heavy with woody/straw notes up front that leads into larger malt notes, cocoa, and a little bit of coffee-like bitterness in the mineral finish. Entirely solid British style ale, with maybe a little more body than your standard brown ale, and very much focusing on the malt. Would pair up great with a hearty meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3496) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
473 ml can from BOTW, shared with Phil. Deep ruby-mahogany with a fair tan head. Rich, sweet malt, nutty, lightly roasted, a bit of toffee, slightly vinous. Medium+ body with creamy carbonation. Rich sweet maltiness, nutty and slightly roasty, some toffee, a little vinous; off-dry with gentle bitterness and a decent yet clean malt finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beautiful dark brown cocoa color with an amazing fluffy white head that sticks around for a bit. Tastes extremely smooth with hints of chocolate and malt. Only lacking feature was aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Caramel on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Toffee and Caramel flavor with a sweet finish. A really good brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (512) - 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.

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