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RATINGS: 1301   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (436) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours hazy chestnut brown with the slightest orange tinge. Light brown head ain't much and fades quickly to a rim. Aroma is toasted malts, a bit or caramel and some cocoa overtones. Creamy with moderate carbonation and short flavor profile. Taste is lightly toasted malts, a wee bit of caramel and cocoa and substantial hop bitterness that really overwhelms the finish and aftertaste. A good brown that would be better with amped malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a small white head that fades quickly and sticks to the side of the glass. Aroma is hazelnuts, caramel, and light chocolate. The taste is bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, and light caramel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
From a bottle, pours a dark brown-amber with a fairly large white head. Strong malt presence at the nose of caramel and roastedness. Couldn’t really detect much cocoa. Little hop presence. Body is fairly light with little bitterness to taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (923) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear caramel brown with creamy tan head. Nose is caramel. Taste is creamy caramel. Nice dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
On tap poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. There’s a light, faint aroma of toasty caramel and a light citrus. It pours a hazy caramel brown with a touch of effervescence to it. It has a soft, creamy tan-orange head that reduces to a medium soft ring with a spattering of lace on the surface. It leaves behind stripes of fuzzy lace down the glass. The taste is a medium malty sweet, and a light bitterness. The medium, medium-light malty body has a thin, but creamy texture with a light, fuzzy, creamy carbonation. There are notes of chocolate syrup, cocao, caramel, and light nuts and citrus. The finish has a touch of spiciness and citrus peel to it and the aftertaste is light and has a bit of a clean, grass character to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1640) - 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 (1307) - 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 (75) - 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 (706) - 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 (67) - - AUG 31, 2014
Tasted on 12/20/2013. a decent brown ale, slightly bitter. it’s pretty dark for a brown ale.

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