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RATINGS: 1272   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A good brown ale that pours dark and murky with a small head. You can taste the hops and there sweet nutty notes as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2007
English Brown Ales are not my favorite genre. This one is okay to me, not great. The first half of a pint always tastes a little over roasted to me, but as the glass warms up and I get accustomed to the flavor, the over roasted taste tends to fade away and it has a decent dark fruit, carmel and nut flavor. Definitely better in the 50-60 degree range than the 35-45 range.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lweiberg (117) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy nut brown with a thick but quickly disappearing head. Mild cocoa and some berry. Hopping is mild, a little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Ok. Not as good as other Bell's brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Aroma: Caramel and Malts Appearance: Dark Brown Flavor: Caramel and Nuts Palate: Sweet with dry finish Overall impression:Good brown ale, caramel and oats are prevelant in this beer, not as adventurous as others.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours a ruby brown with a slight tan head. Sweet bready and nutty aroma. Sweet malty taste with a bit of bitter hops in the finish. Very smooth and a very good brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a brown mahogony color with a frothy tan head. Nice lacing. Medium to heavy body. Aroma is malty sweet, nutty and dark caramel. Starts sweet with caramel, bisquit and malt. Has that fresh toasted bread flavor which is balanced by the nutty sweetness and finishes drier than normal for many beers similar.. One of the ’Best Bowns’ I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Sweet carmel malts on the nose,cloudy brown with small head. Nicely balanced with hops, no lingering sweetness which is nice. Good fall session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
First whiff is of yeast, then coffee behind it and sweet. Pours medium brown. Held up to the light it is a deep sap color. Two finger head. Loose lace. Tastes roasty, sweet, and a little sour. Not overwhelmingly coffee with a tart bite. Caramel malt and a noticeable yeast taste that begins to approach a Belgian style. Somewhat sharply carbonated. Otherwise, smooth with a little sticky aftertaste. For a 5.8% abv, this beer has a lot going on. Very interesting and very good. Would make for a great fall session.

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.


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