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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
My second-favorite brown ale. This beer IS Fall in Michigan. It’s also got a suprising alchohol kick for a brown ale that isn’t overpowering at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Dark brown color. Very nice lacing appears around the pint glass as the drink dissapears to the bottom of the glass. Smell is coffee/caramel with hints of yeast and sugary malts. Taste is coffee caramel bitterness with a fruity aftertaste like plum or grape. A bit too sugary for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2010
All kinds of caramel and toffee sweetness are present in the aroma; this smells just like October should. Pours a reddish amber rather than the brown I was expecting, one finger tan head dissipates quickly. Lots of suspended sediment is present (batch #9981 so I assume it’s not left over from last year). Taste is a bit too sweet, caramel overload hits taste buds right away, followed by a nice nutty finish. Lively carbonation and light body, very smooth to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Poured a deep mahogany with plenty of visible yeast. Smells malty but subdued and not overpowering. The taste agrees with the scent, nice nutty and sweet malt without being too much. The mouthfeel is slightly chewy and drinkability is fantastic. A great brown ale, and the best I've had yet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours light brown with a medium sized head. Nothing real noteworthy in the aroma - a bit of malt, not much hops. Taste is of malt up front, then turns to a nuttly character. Palate is medium. This is one I would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
One of my favorite brown ales. Perfect for the cold nights when its released. Pairs better with food than most beers that I have had. If you like browns, try this one!

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 26, 2010
Although bells normally makes pretty good beer I was a bit disappointed in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours a hazy dark caramel with a small light cream head that dissipates quickly to lace ring that lasts. Some caramel in the aroma, A little sweet and again caramel in flavor. Works for me.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark clear ambef color. Good heaf. Very malty taste but smooth on palate. Good malty beet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2000
ALthouth served to me by a poor host (it is that deisle guy, he had the beer in the freezer for an hour before i got to it)this beer is phenonminal. I thouroughly enjoyed the smooth and robust flavor that hit my mouth lika a ton of bricks. Bell’s Brown......VERY WELL DONE


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