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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2003
I will keep this simple...the best american brown hands down.... It has hints of caramel and a faint smokiness. Oh so smooth and malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours out a hazy deep amber/brown color with a great frothy head. Aroma is bitter and sharp with sweet notes and some what funky. The flavor I get is bitter nuts with faint caramel. Alcohol evident and finishes dry. Seems to be a simple one dimensional brew. I donít understand it, I was expecting a much better product. I will try it again and re-rate in a few weeks to if I got a bad bottle or I may be off tonight.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigben873 (133) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Pours a dark, transparent brown. Slight but lasting foamy white head. Small nose of coco and malt. Malty, chocolate, otherwise simple flavor. A good brown ale, but not a great one. Mouth feel is too carbonated, and kills any complexity that this might have. I could drink several of these, but I thought this would be better.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Subtle aroma, pours brown in color, about what you would expect from an iced tea. A thick head that settles and leaves just a slight foam at the top. Tastes íroastedí, and leaves a somewhat dry feeling aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (131) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle To Glass. Faint aroma, Maybe a bit of chocolate as well in the aroma.. Semi Sweet flavor and has bit of a strong finish. Malty taste that is smooth in the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Hazy dark amber pour with moderate bubbly light tan head. Nutty aroma with some caramel and bread present. Taste is light roasted malt and with some nuttiness and a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes on a very slight bitter note. A fairly tasty brown ale, although a touch more hops on the nose and palate would have been welcome.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
This beer pours a bright copper color with a foamy, off-white head. It has nice head retention and lacing. It has a light citrus hoppy aroma with a hint of toasted malts. The taste is malty and bready with a nice hop finish. Very enjoyable and refreshing. It is lightly carbonated, the body leaves a bit to be desired, but itís still quite delicious. I would serve this with a mushroom swiss burger or a meatloaf-yum!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2007
translucent medium brown. malty/nutty with a medium-light body. toasty finish. a tasty one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Easter tasting @ jbeanís. Only brown ale that I have liked nearly as much as the Pullman. Sweet honey, bready (surprisingly!), chocolate, very rich malt. Lip-smackingly delicious.


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