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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Pours amber-brown with a one-finger tan head, good retention. Bright malty aroma, citrus and caramel notes balanced with a nice dryness. Crisp malty finish with a touch of hops, nice palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frpilz (111) - 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 (110) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Pours dark brown and a little foamy. Good malty flavor with a strong finish. Excellent brown beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (108) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Good solid fall beer. Leave the pumpkin this and the pumpkin that for the pumpkin heads and settle in with an original fall beer style. An excellent interpretation of a brown and an easy drinking one at that. A little bit hoppier and a little less maltier than a lot of browns makes this very smooth, though I would have preferred a lil more malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (105) - 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.

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".


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