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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Dark brown color. Sediments of a well crafted beer floated around in the bottle and amused my eyes as it poured into the glass. Nuts, caramel malt, dark roasted malts, contributed to a very dry and oily package. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, A lot of character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Smooth, easy drinking brown. Pours good, looks good, and tastes good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
Slight mixture of red and brown colouring, depending on the light around youl, generally pleasing to the eye. Mild bitterness, distinct taste of bread for some strange reason, but still pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
12oz. bottle, pours dark reddish brown, aroma is caramel, malty, nutty, rich, taste is full, firm, resonating roasted malt and caramel, lovely big brown, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kco (50) - USA - JAN 20, 2012
Medium dark amber color with a light tan head that dissipated quickly. Nutty aroma. Nut and caramel start with a fruity hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
They call it best brown ale for a reason. Well balanced hop and malt characters provide a very drinkable brown ale. Pours brown with small head, diminishing. Slight tastes of chocolate and caramel finished with nice hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2001
Im a fan of all Bells beers, this may be my personal 3rd favorite behind Oberon and 2 Hearted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a good head, slightly tan. Dark brown color almost like crayon brown, getting lighter as you move up the glass. Aroma is very complex. A lot of maltiness is the first impression with cinnamon or brown sugar notes. Nutty. Full body but thin. Bit watery, actually. Dry finish, kind of disappears in your mouth. Some bitterness in the aftertaste but also a fair bit of chocolate, I want to say. This is a very complex, very deep beer but then, perhaps Im judging it just because its better than Newcastle which Ive had a lot. Im not typically a fan of browns but this is definitely worth paying for it. Glad I bought a pony keg of it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle...another great brew from Bells, beatuiful brown color with tan head...hoppier than a normal brown (thats probably why I like it)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Reddish brown color. Malty aroma. Shorter head. Silky smooth malt with carmel flavors. Very drinkable and a good one to have next to the fire this time of year.

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