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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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a reddish, amber brown with small white head. Serious malt background on this brown ale, slightly sweet. Really tasty and hoppy... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, but translucent brown with a very slight head which quickly turns to a thin ring. Smells a bit chocolatey. Tastes of coffee and a little chocolate. A little bit of lacing going on. In general, I love Bells, but this didn’t really do it for me. Maybe I’m just not a brown ale kind of guy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A good brown ale that pours dark and murky with a small head. You can taste the hops and there sweet nutty notes as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2007
English Brown Ales are not my favorite genre. This one is okay to me, not great. The first half of a pint always tastes a little over roasted to me, but as the glass warms up and I get accustomed to the flavor, the over roasted taste tends to fade away and it has a decent dark fruit, carmel and nut flavor. Definitely better in the 50-60 degree range than the 35-45 range.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy nut brown with a thick but quickly disappearing head. Mild cocoa and some berry. Hopping is mild, a little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Ok. Not as good as other Bell's brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Aroma: Caramel and Malts Appearance: Dark Brown Flavor: Caramel and Nuts Palate: Sweet with dry finish Overall impression:Good brown ale, caramel and oats are prevelant in this beer, not as adventurous as others.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (115) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
I was lured into purchasing a 12 pack of this because of an alluring price ($15) and the gorgeous new packaging and label. You see they still have the great horned owl, but now it’s fall, not winter. The owl sits on a tree limb in a forest of autumnal orange splendor. This artwork was very appealing to me, thus the purchase. The beer itself is very good. Malty with a hint if bitterness. Dry mouthfeel. Pretty satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours a ruby brown with a slight tan head. Sweet bready and nutty aroma. Sweet malty taste with a bit of bitter hops in the finish. Very smooth and a very good brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a brown mahogony color with a frothy tan head. Nice lacing. Medium to heavy body. Aroma is malty sweet, nutty and dark caramel. Starts sweet with caramel, bisquit and malt. Has that fresh toasted bread flavor which is balanced by the nutty sweetness and finishes drier than normal for many beers similar.. One of the ’Best Bowns’ I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Sweet carmel malts on the nose,cloudy brown with small head. Nicely balanced with hops, no lingering sweetness which is nice. Good fall session beer.


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