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RATINGS: 1291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - 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 (429) - - 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 (288) - 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. í

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Reddish-brown pour w/ an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, sweetness, nice aftertaste. Very tasty-Iíve had this many times before and never realized I havenít rated it. Little nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Solid brown ale with a very clean flavor profile. Chocolate malt base. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
This brown ale is dark brown in color with hues of garnet red and a dense, cream-colored head. The body looks dense, as well, with carbonation gravitating slowly together, and rising even more slowly to the surface. It has a pleasant, well-balanced bouquet of brown malt aromas and a touch of cocoa. As simple as the beer seems to me, it still stands out, humbly. That touch of cocoa leads you in from nose to mouth, with the light, but capable, body welcoming you easily. The flavor palate, again, is just as easy and well-balanced as in the aroma, and it maintains its uniqueness there as well. Flavors of a soft, almost English-style brown ale couple up with cocoa and some almost fruity American hops to offer a really delectable experience in the mouth. This is my kind of brown ale. It has my stamp of approval. The finish is soft with clean, slightly roasted but mostly sweet malts, and some cocoa and hops are left behind on your lips that really make it hard to resist immediately taking another drink. Bellís has justified themselves in naming this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a rough-looking one-finger heavy cream shade. Itís texture is poor but its retention is good. Small amounts of lacing are left behind. S: This is very toasted, and even slightly roasted. Thereís actually some progression to the aroma - the first whiff is pure toasted nuts, then turns into something mineral and earthy, developing a touch of brown sugar sweetness after a while. The earthiness isnít to my liking, otherwise the aroma is fine. T: Thereís a slight kiss of fruitiness to start. Afterwards, this turns into mostly a toasted-nuts-and-mineral-water affair. A slight hop finish actually brings more acid than bitterness or flavor. Having said that, itís still reasonably balanced, if a touch too bitter. M: This one is fairly dry and even crisp. On the other hand, it has a slight heaviness to it making it not quite as drinkable as it could be. Carbonation is middling, typical of the style. O: A fairly typical brown ale: thereís nothing wrong with it at all, itís just not very impressive or inspiring to drink. Wouldnít buy it again, most likely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown with red hues. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Tatse is very well balanced of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, cocoa and caramel, offset perfectly with hops. Great brown ale.

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