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RATINGS: 1262   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1318) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Aroma of hazelnut and dusty mocha. Yes, there is a sugary malt sweetness, but it’s 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 (779) - 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 (176) - - 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 (43) - - 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 (881) - 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 (861) - 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 (501) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2228) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Rcvd in trade: it pours slightly brown and leaves a tan colored body and leaves a one finger off-white head. It leaves some nice spotty lacing and no carbonation is seen rising. The aroma has a fair amount of toffee up front with some nice subtle flavorings of nuts as well as some chocolates and caramels. The flavoring is basically the same with more of the maltiness coming out as the beer warms. Its pretty easy on the palate for the most part or at least as any English Brown ale can be; overall, this is a very nice English Brown that I recommend and would definitely have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark amber with off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and some earthy notes. Taste is a very balanced malt sweetness and mild bitterness. Caramel, raisins, molasses and biscuits in taste. Medium bodied with a mildly crisp and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Excellent well balanced brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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