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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (462) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Always a solid beer, tap or bottle. Good dark brown pour, very faint elements of campfire with both nose and taste. Perfect balance between dry malt and dry hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2313) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottled. Deep brown with red hints. Some chocolate and maltiness. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Very balanced and deep palate. Aroma and taste are well matched and this was a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2227) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap at Bellís Beer Social at Tap and Mallet. Clear reddish brown. Fruity malty nose. Tart, dry, with roasted notes. A bit too dry for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonshawn (401) - - OCT 23, 2013
Tap. Light brown, small head. Typical brown ale. Malty and sweet, but with that weird bitterness a brown has. Decently balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (779) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Fairly light body with some roasted malt flavors. Smooth with nice light hop balance. As good as it gets for a brown ale for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (876) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle into pint glass, clear reddish-brown color with light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, nuttiness, chocolate, caramel and some earthiness. Taste is the aroma pretty much, maybe a slight smokiness to it. Light body, moderate carbonation, malty with dry finish. Like how this doesnít lean as sweet as the usual brown ale. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Wasnít expecting too much on this one. It was what I thought. An average brown ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cazort (538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Iím a bit puzzled by the high ratings on this beer; I found it absolutely unremarkable. Seemed a bit thin-bodied and weak on the flavor. The alcohol content is also pretty evident in the flavor...I actually mainly smell alchol in the aroma and I donít like that. Thereís a light roast and a moderate amount of hops, which I find leave a slight metallic taste in my mouth, reminiscent of some German beers. Not too heavy, which is a plus. Leaves a pleasant bitterness on my palate, especially towards the back of the mouth. I find this beer tastes a little more pleasant (more of the toasty quality of the malt comes out) if I sip it...but itís thin for a dark beer so I find myself wanting to drink it more quickly. This did not impress; it was drinkable but I probably would not get it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunn4040 (125) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a slight red tint too it when held up to light. Has a one finger cream color head that seems to be holding up pretty well. Smells like toasted malts. Aroma is slightly earthy as well. Palate is very smooth. Toasted nuts, baked bread, toasted malts, a little bitterness that gives it a nice balance. There is also a little bit of sweetness that is coming through as the beer warms up a bit. Overall a very well balanced, easy to drink beer. Iím not a huge brown ale fan but when they are as good as this I canít help but enjoy them.

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