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RATINGS: 1282   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a chestnut brown color with darker shades with a good frothy white head. The aroma is nutty and malty, accompanied by caramel and tree bark. The flavor is also very malty and oaty, wtih a nutty caramel finish, along with some cola and a slight presence of hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (284) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of malt with subtle nut. Flavor is malt, nut, and subtle caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (590) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from can into glass. Pours a medium brown with hints of red, light tan head. Aroma - nutty, malty, touch of yeast and subtle hops underneath. Taste - malty, some mild dark malt notes, very light citrus/pine hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (329) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- this brown ale has malt and a sweet sugary aroma. Appearance- Uhhmm, a brown ale with an average white head. Taste- Big malt flavor with caramel tossed in. Palate- A light bodied ale with moderate carbonation. Overall- this is an average ale for me, Bell’s is usually killing every beer style they try but this was average to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Caramel raisin aroma. Similar taste with bread and perhaps barley notes. Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Long clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (77) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
16 oz. can. Poured dark brown with off white head. Nice lacing. Malty smell and taste. Nutty aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (56) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
16 ounce can > pint glass A: Pours a murky dark amber with a half finger of lingering head. S: Caramel malt is dominant in the nose. T: Caramel maltiness with a bitter bite of chocolate and earthy hop note. Little real sweetness but ’rounded". Pretty good balance of flavors. M: Medium body and good level of carbonation on the tongue. Very smooth mouthfeel. Clean, not cloying. O: Very smooth drinkable brown with nothing negative.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle, bbotmc. Deep sienna-brown. Dark fruit aroma of plum, some nuts and port wine. Tastes sweet, a little alcoholic, but all in all fruity and nutty and somewhat earthy. Heavy, bitter finish and fruity mouthfeel. Very good and warming winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (461) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle sample. Thanks Tom L. Cloudy brownish-red with small beige head. Sweet aroma, raisin, liqueur, very fruity (pear, peach). Sweet flavor, date honey, raisin, malty, a bit woody, light hoppy bitterness, sweet-sour finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep brown pour. The aroma is rich and chocolatey. A rich malt profile and a soft toasty sweetness. Has a moderate earthy bitterness leaving it a very well rounded and balanced product. Rich and malty. Really lovely brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (617) - ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
Somewhat hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Taste nutty and toasty, with woody notes (wood bark comes to mind) and some burnt caramel. I would call hopping excessive for style, but than I guess this is an American brown, not an English Brown, so I suppose not. Good autumn beer


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