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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Dark brownish amber pour, little to no head. Aroma is of nicely sugar roasted malt. Flavor is much of the same sugar roasted malt with a nice hint of caramel... decently dry finish.

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.

3.7
   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 donít normally drink brown ales but Iíll get this one again. Great seasonal.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (191) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours deep caramel brown with white head. Aroma is big toffee, cocoa, caramel and coffee. Taste is much the same, semi-sweet with the caramel and cocoa at the forefront and the coffee receding a bit, maybe some hints of plum, fig and raisin. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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