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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CP (124) - USA - FEB 18, 2008
Decent, but rather bland and quite light.. Not much to the aroma. The taste has a bit of twang to the end that I didnít care for. That is about all I could detect in this beer. It is an ok drinkable beer, but has about as much going on with it as Newcastle. Dogfish Headís Indian Brown Ale is comparable, but better. So check that out!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Ludacris to say that Newcastle is better or even as good as this brown. It truly is the best.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours with a finger high creamy head that dissipates into a khaki lacing. Smells of pears in heavy syrup. Taste is caramel, pears, cashews and then widens into a mildly hoppy finish that leaves your mouth a little dry. Way good. Best I have had in this style.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a reddish, amber brown with small white head. Serious malt background on this brown ale, slightly sweet. Really tasty and hoppy... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (121) - - NOV 3, 2014
Nutty, toasty, caramel. Dark crystal malt. Not too sweet. Lots of English yeast character, with that fruity estery thing, is not my favorite. Spicy hops are nice. Well balanced brown ale, good body, but not really my style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (119) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
One of my favorite brown ales. Strong all the way around. Very balanced beer and the taste is very good. Especially in the fall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, but translucent brown with a very slight head which quickly turns to a thin ring. Smells a bit chocolatey. Tastes of coffee and a little chocolate. A little bit of lacing going on. In general, I love Bells, but this didnít really do it for me. Maybe Iím just not a brown ale kind of guy.

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
Doesnít linger as long as Iíd like and it doesnít have a pervasive, tastebud-taxing taste like, for instance, Three Floydísí 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.


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