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RATINGS: 1337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

woodychevy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (847) - - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 suprised to see such a high rating. could have been an older bottle that I had- didnít seem to have much life left. Pours a translucent brown with a thin white quickly disappating head. taste is malt with some interest on the finish with a hit of hops- website says "generous use of hops" but does not list actual ibuís. the light color sort of threw me off- expected there to be a bit more to it. does make sense of the commercial description though- could pair with a cool fall evening or work on a warm summer evening. definitely not heavy, just not quite enough to it. maybe a bit wimpy? shared a bottle after the bells flight. was actually nice to switch to something lighter after 3 stouts. Original review still stands, but maybe this brew has itís place as more of a session beer. Little more easy going and approachable. itís certainly not bad, just would not hold my interest for long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3433) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2016
12oz. bottle. Bottled 09/07/2016. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, over a very slightly hazy, copper (SRM 17) body.....nose is toasted/roasted malts, with light toffee/caramel, cocoa, mild fruit tones from the hops......taste is dry, with light toffee/caramel notes, light cocoa, finishing with light pine, resin, bitterness......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. The malt backbone in both aroma and flavor is a bit on the light and simple end of the spectrum for the style. It is an easy drinking beer, but a bit more caramel/crystal malt might improve. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1993) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle from Cappyís. Red brown pour, small head. Caramel, toast, light toffee, some roast. Pretty dull and straightforward, but easy to drink. Light-medium body, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (839) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours brown, thick tan head. Aroma was caramel, coffee. Taste was medium sweet, nutty, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Bellís Best Brown does for me what a lot of Brown Ales donít. Itís true to its English roots yet distinctly American. Brown/darkened amber coloring topped with a thick layer of tan foam. Rich, malty nose. Flavors start of with caramel and chocolate notes then finish with a spicy hop character. The toasted notes seem deeper than the light roasted quality of many Browns, and the feel is heartier too. Many American representations of this style tend to fall into a lighter viscosity. While Bellís Best Brown canít quite be described as full-bodied itís a notch past medium. This Autumn brew is easy-drinking but not at all boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1187) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Can. Clear amber brown with a large, foamy, tan head that lasts and laces. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, light nuts, toffee, and pine. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, toffee, light nuts, pine, and coco. Light bodied, smooth with a dry, toasty end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1796) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Best Brown Ale has a thick, creamy, bone-colored head, and a tan or light-brown, turbid appearance, with a few lacing strings left behind. The aroma is of somewhat spicy, brown bread crust and nut oil. Taste is of sweet, slightly spicy, brown bread crust, tea, a touch of chocolate, and some low-to-medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Best Brown Ale finishes medium dry. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (416) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours brown...maybe a touch of ruby. About half finger khaki head. Okay retention, fair lacing. The beer is pretty, just wish it had better head on it.

Aroma is mild. Nutty, sweet, medium roasted malts. I smell pecans and hazelnuts.

Taste is nutty and smooth. Again, pecans and hazelnuts. Smooth, creamy. Just a touch of bitterness that might be pecan shell. There might be some caramel, very light cocoa.

Mouthfeel is medium body. Creamy, smooth. Finishes with light and lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is outstanding. Good all the way around. I absolutely recommend this, and I cant wait to have another one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cajun (407) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle - Pours a dark amber to medium brown, white head. Smells of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and a hint of fruit. Flavors of a sweet malty base, a mild syrup, toffee, and a sort of skunk water to this particular one... mild hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color. Very malty easy drinking and full of flavor like vanilla and chocolate. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2565) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2016
nice velvet almost creamy brew that holds the flavor of tree bark and sweet caramel adulterated slightly with the broom. warming and smooth the beer becomes intense for a second and some hop emerges. foamy character adds to the pleasantries, the beer is a bit dense and therefore fuller. caramel and perhaps cocoa in the sweetness. satisfying , beery and lingering.

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