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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frpilz (110) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Aroma of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, buterscotch. Dark brown with traces of red color, still opaque enough to barely see through. Dark beige 1/2" foamy head. Smoooooth entry, rich, roasted complex. Hints of chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, and then some slight hoppy bitterness towrads the end, I suppose its slightly balanced in the favor of sweetness, but the hops added were a very nice choice. Mouthfeel is syrupy, thick, clingy which all add to the long aftertaste. Medium bodied , and deliscious. Impossible to have just one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lweiberg (108) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Doesn’t linger as long as I’d like and it doesn’t have a pervasive, tastebud-taxing taste like, for instance, Three Floyd’s’ Robert the Bruce, which would be about the same price per six-pack ($7.99 plus tax). Tasty in general and a nice brew but not really worth the money.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Supposedly a seasonal fall-winter beer, but available mid-July. The brown ale pours a beautiful clear brown with a tan-colored, thick, mousse-like head. The head persists and leaves intricate Belgian lace when sipped. The nose is both delicate and noticeable with hints of toasted bread, toffee, malt and ginger. The malt notes are light and sweet but not cloying. On the palate the ale has a medium body, perfect balance and a wonderful lingering finish that wants you to go back for. This ale is totally moreish! The carbonation pleasant and the alcohol is not noticeable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
From bottle, pours a nice, reddish-brown. Slightly nutty aroma. Taste what sweeter than anticipated ... a bit of fruit and caramel. Very light and goes down smooth. Not great, but pretty good. Had this as part of a Bell’s variety case, and I’d get it again if part of a variety case.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
served cold from fridge, moderate aroma nothing special, medium bitterness, light body, sticky, average carbonation, somewhat hoppy medium length taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Great aroma and beautiful light walnut color. Definitely bready with slight nutty flavors. Great overall brown ale...though not the "Best".

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (104) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 From a bottle. A great brown ale. A nice malty taste with a touch of bitterness at the end. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (103) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Deep malty aroma, light head and rather effervescent; deep, clear brown. Rich malty flavor with just a hint of bitterness that smooths out; full flavor and feel in the mouth. Very nice cool weather beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
My second-favorite brown ale. This beer IS Fall in Michigan. It’s also got a suprising alchohol kick for a brown ale that isn’t overpowering at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
This has a nice brown body and the smell is enticing. It has a good heavy malty aroma with some biscuit in there. The flavor is much the same, nice and malty with some biscuit and a good sweetness. There is no detectable hop flavor but some bitterness; just enough to balance. It has good mouthfeel, about medium but the body seems lighter than it should. All around a great example of a Brown Ale.


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