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RATINGS: 1327   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (196) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a lovely amber brown with a creamy white colored head. Has a nice subtle aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Has a very easy going taste of brown sugar. Leaves a some what sweet after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pint Can. Delicious brown ale that goes down easy. Balanced with caramel malt and hops. A little chocolate and brown sugar as well. Great Fall beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Decent little amber/brown color with a light tan head. Body is somewhat cloudy with some sediment suspended. Head retention and lacing was quite alright. The aroma had an adequate amount of a sweet caramel malt and bread and biscuit malt. It was also disclosing and almost almond or peanut scent. The hops donít stand out in the nose. More so in the taste. A bit of an earthy or leafy scent also. A bit of the hop bitterness comes through in the taste. Not strong, but there. A dry, bread taste with the hints of caramel and touches of chocolate. Medium dry, semi-smooth mouthfeel. Lots left on the palate. No real warmth, but it is easy going. Pretty good brew. Doesnít blow my socks off, but definitely worth a try. Went down easy. Bells creates solid brews and this one is no different. Not much else to say except, I can drink it no problem.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours a gorgeous amber. Aroma is full of malt with a hint of toffee. On the front end is the obvious Malts you would expect from a fall/winter Brown, but on the back end you get a slight hop finish that does not normally accompany a Brown. Very well balanced...but what would you expect from Bells. I prefer on tap at Bells, rather than the bottle. ----Hophaze out

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
A fine Brown Ale. Not quite as good as Brooklyn Brown Ale, but close.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2002
This is the only beer Iíve had that was cask conditioned. I had it at the Berkley Front. If you are ever in the Detroit area, check out this and two other hand pulled beers as well as 48 more on tap on 12 mi near Woodward.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigben873 (189) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Aroma - Light malty aroma Appearance - Medium brown, clear, almost no head Taste - solid brown ale, Palate - medium body, smooth finish Overall - A solid brown ale; a first for me, a Bellís beer I actually really like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
12 ounce bottle, poured out an unremarkable translucent brown with a moderate head. Aroma was earth and leaves/grasses. Taste followed suit with a slightly IPA finish. Not bad, but unremarkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2002
One word: phenolic. Do you like the taste of Band-Aids in your beer? I donít. Címon Bellís you can do much better than this. Re-rate: Iíve upped the numbers a bit because I think this bottle was just off, because Iíve had this before and it wasnít as bad as this one. Iíll get another bottle later and adjust the numbers accordingly then.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy and dark chestnut brown. Smell was quite nutty and malty but a little funky. Taste was pleasant, bitter, and nutty. Finish was strong and nutty but a little bitter. Disappointing for a Bells.


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