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RATINGS: 1328   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I don’t like brown ales. But this is the genius of Bell’s - if you make nearly perfect product, how can someone not like it. A little richer and creamier than most brown, this is so beautiful in both the throat and mouth that it is bringing a tear to my eye! Enjoy!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Aroma is a little odd... a little too much piney hops and some earthy malt. Flavor is better balanced... starting out with nuts and roasted chocolate malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and dry maltiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Actually thought this tasted very weak in body and flavor. Maybe I just missed some subtlety in this beer, but didn’t impress me at all. Didn’t even drink the whole glass-- moved on to the Expedition to get my spirits back up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Dark reddish in color. Nice head. Smooooth. Such a wonderful beer. I wish all beers were like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
skatanarchy (212) - - AUG 31, 2015
벨스 브루어리 - 베스트 브라운 에일 5.8% ABV 부드럽고 크리미한 향이 맴도는 너티-토스티 한 브라운에일. 맥아의 느낌이 주를 이루며 편안하게 마실 수 있는 깊어가는 가을의 브라운에일. 작명이 너무 깬다.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 (draft) Just a decent fairly generic brown ale. More sweet than most I suppose, and not malty-sweet but sugar-sweet. If that makes any sense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2009
This is a very good brown ale - up there with Broolyn Brown ale. Pours deep brown, rich but not overpowering aromas spot-on for the style. Taste is a bit dry, deep maltiness that only comes out with time with just enough bitterness. Exemplary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours clear brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of sweet malts and nuts. The taste is caramel and toffee. Definetely sweet to the mouth, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - SEP 26, 2010
Light autumn, dry leaves, and spice notes. Brown color with minimum but lasting head. Taste of lightly bitter ash, caramel sweetness, and balanced malts. Overall, a good experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Ruddy brown, with lots of floaties and sediment for the style. Nose is sweet with maple sugar, nutty, and vaguely yeasty. Earthy, with an enjoyable bitterness, and a rather dry finish. A well executed brown.

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