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RATINGS: 1328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 26, 2009
12 oz bottle. mild nose, slightly watery. lingering white head. nice copper color. nice malt character. great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy orange/brown, with an impressive thick and creamy medium head, good lacing. Aroma is dark rye bread, some nutty fruitiness, hint of alcohol, and some somewhat damp old woody notes. Sweet caramel malt flavors with toffee overtones. As it warms up you can tast a nice blast of honey coated spicy hops. Very Nice. Nice creamy semi full mouthfeel. QualityBrown. "They get brown you know."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Poured a deep mahogany color with a beautiful 1.5 finger width white head. The head disappeared quickly though. The aroma was very bland with subtle malty hints and nuts. The taste was along the same lines with a bit more nut coming out than the smell would suggest. It had a very light mouthfeel and was pretty refreshing. Overall a good brew by Bells but far from their best.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2011
growler from whole foods.. pours a mahogany amber with a frothy head..smells of grassy, subdued hints of earthy flavors..initial hit to the palate is that of barnyard flavors.. somewhat yeasty with the belgium malts taking center stage.. not a huge brown ale fan and its because I like a little more cleavage on a first date.. that being said, its not bad but its like a poor mans scotch ale... one of the better browns but not my cup of tea

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
This hazy brwon beer with red highlights pours with a thick tan head that slowly fades. A nice lacing is left on the glass as you drink. The aroma is of caramel, molasses, and malt and is very inviting and smooth. The first taste is heavy on the dark molasses and a husky malt flavor. Smoky brown sugar notes and a nice bitterness follow. Not as much sweetness as the aroma would suggest, this is more of a dry brown ale. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh from carbonation, and the beer has a moderate body. It improves a bit as the beer warms.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 2, 2004
bottle. very nice/big white foamy head. nice balance of malt and hops. doesn’t have a dry finish to me like it says it does. i think it’s a smooth brown ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2001
A very balanced beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Soft in the mouth like Boyne River, but not as full in flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2006
pours clear dark redish brown with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is lightly malty of cookies and heavily hoppy of pine. Flavor is balanced slightly on the bitter side, finish is the same, toasted malts with an average duration finish. Light bodied oily and softly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
12oz btl. Pours a deep copper with a white head. Nice roasted malty aroma. With some cocoa undertones. Thin and crisp body pleasant candy taste with some fruity undertones. Nice and drinkable brown ale. I don’t normally drink brown ales but I’ll get this one again. Great seasonal.


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