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RATINGS: 1230   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (308) - - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a deep brown color with a white head, smells of chocolate, malts and nuts. Taste is very similar, hops are not present at all. Very good beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1309) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle into nonic pint. Pours a nice caramel brown, creamy head with slight lacing. Roasty aroma with hints of nuts, chocolate, and coffe. Taste is the same. Not bad. Expected more of a hop bite from the description.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mandlbrot (3) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
Not a fan of the aroma. Some coffee, woody, earthy and something else I canít put my finger on. Nice pour. I like the brown, hazy appearance - more to my expectation in a good brown. Minimal tan head with moderate lacing. This beer has a smoke and oak flavors that is nice. Medium bitterness at end. A medium bodied beer, with typical carbonation. Not a bad brown at all. The aroma holds this one back for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Pour is brown with minimal head. Aroma is caramel malts. Flavor is similar, slightyl chocolatey and hoppy. Good for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (121) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
I was lured into purchasing a 12 pack of this because of an alluring price ($15) and the gorgeous new packaging and label. You see they still have the great horned owl, but now itís fall, not winter. The owl sits on a tree limb in a forest of autumnal orange splendor. This artwork was very appealing to me, thus the purchase. The beer itself is very good. Malty with a hint if bitterness. Dry mouthfeel. Pretty satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2166) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Draft at RFD. Pours clear tawny brown with a creamy light beige head and some decent 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1055) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2013
The aroma of this brew is light but hints of caramel malts (without much else) comes through, but the appearance is a gorgeous cloudy orangeish brown color with a small off-white head. The taste is mildly umami, slightly sour, and slightly sweet; furthermore, the palate combines a long malty finish, medium body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle, Pours brown amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet eathy malty caramel, coffee, faint chocolate and light hops. Taste is oak woody caramel, toffee, chocolate with a light hoppy finish. Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Not my favorite style of beer of this is a decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2013
pours dark brown amber color with small white head. aroma of yeast and malts. tastes of chocolate and coffee, a swirl of caramel. palate is thick and silky.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Pours out into a copper color with very small tan head. Aroma is that of a malty coffee. Light hoppy taste with a quick dry after taste. Excellent beer brewed in Michigan, would defentely buy again!


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