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RATINGS: 1329   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Not a big fan of the style. Light brown with a thin head. Very roasty (seems like victory or biscuit malt). Lightly hopped and very drinkable. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle - Pours hazy dark brown with quite a bit of visible sediment and a thin white head. Smell is malty sweet with a touch of cocoa and caramel. Palate is somewhat watery and thin with a good amount of carbonation. A touch of malty sweetness in the upfront taste. Follow through is somewhat sour, bitter hops. A touch of dried fruit and alcohol warming in the aftertaste. Overall, an okay brown ale, but I will definitely be exploring more in this style before giving it another try.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
i like bells, bells are good. they make sounds. blah blah blah. i like reading reviews cus they are funny.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2002
very good, Im drinking it yet again. A fall favorite. Theres nothing like taking as 6 pack of Bells Best Brown to the woods in the fall, making a fire, and drinking them with your buds.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle. Pours.. well umm brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is strange.. like a mix of grapes and asparagus. Flavor is mild with some small hints of chocolate, malty and has a nutty finish. Palate is tingly, and leaves a lasting impression on the tongue. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle purchased from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, Mich., and poured into a pint glass. This beer was consumed at the end of the night, following many different FFF beers. It’s hard to compare. Anyway, I’ve drank this many, many times, just havent gotten around to rating it yet. For a brown ale, it’s definitely enjoyable and well-balanced. Not too shabby.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Had this on tap. I was disapointed, the beer looked good, but was just a little lackluster for Bells. Nice and malty, but somewhat dry for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pours an Amber brown with head. I had a hard time detecting an aroma(roasts)? Shallow and malty bitter balance make for an interesting ale but its not exactly a great brown ale. Then again my expectations are high for this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 19, 2012
Very good Brown! Pours light brown color with a thick foamy white head with very good retention. Slight caramel aroma, slight burnt roast as well. Similar caramel and burnt roast apparent in the flavor some piney hop flavor also noted. Finishes with a moderate bitter hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 21, 2004
nice dark orange color with a tan head that didn't last for too long. aroma of malt and carmel...nice malty flavor that is a bit roasty with a nice smooth texture and a bit of a bite on the finish...very good brown ale...one of the best i've had.


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