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RATINGS: 1286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Aromas of oak leaf, toast, caramel, subtle grass, hints of chocolate. Mostly clear red-brown, mostly lasting beige head. Initial chocolate notes, subtle dried fruit, bitter balanced finish. Light-medium bodied, earthy hops and toasty malts lingering after the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1011) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours cloudy brownish amber color with tan head. Sweet, toasty caramel malt aroma with a hint of citrus. Caramel malt start with some toasted grain flavors. Finish is a little dry with light piney bitterness. Nice brew for the autumn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglebones (63) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown color tinged with orange and a thick, short-lived, beige head. Aroma is a mix of fruit, caramel, and roasted grains. Smooth, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, caramel flavors with hints of citrus and slight bitterness. Really nice brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (542) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Dark brown with one finger tan head. Caramel molasses and coco aromas. Very nice caramel molasses brown flavors with cinnamon. light roasty but not like a stout. Not heavy but not watery. Nice hop balance through the finish. I find brown ales to be easy drinking but often boring, this is the former but not at all boring. Well done

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollsrace (62) - - AUG 31, 2014
Tasted on 12/20/2013. a decent brown ale, slightly bitter. it’s pretty dark for a brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1456) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Quite good, but slightly watery, particularly for the ABV. Good use a bit more dollop of maltiness that would otherwise make this a hallmark of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (383) - - AUG 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Molasses and caramel front. Cocoa powder, cinnamon and dark fruits round it out. Slight tartness. Medium bodied worth an herbal, almost chai tea finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 26, 2014
Reddish-brown with thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Hoppy. Hints of autumn spices. Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (262) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
pours a reddish brown with a tan head that retains for some time.aroma of biscuit, cocoa and a hint of spice. very well balanced flavor between the malt and hops with a slight sourness at the end of my sip.. medium bodied, medium carbonation, and finishes slightly bitter. very nice. ’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dixsarah (20) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
Brown in color with a tint of red. Has a foamy off white head. It has malt aromas with a hint of chocolate. It has a toasty malty taste with slight bitterness.

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