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RATINGS: 1325   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.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuchessOfIowa (142) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Poured from a can that they were selling dirt cheap 4pks at the store today. Extremely foamy when I poured into a glass. Dark amber to mahagony hue with tan/vanilla colored head, once it went down. Smells a bit stale but still pick up some nut, caramel and coffee tones. Weird type of bitterness on the finish, almost acidic. Not the greatest brown ale, probably not the freshest either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
12oz bottle poured in pint glass. Color is an outstanding copper brown, head is thin and disappears quickly. Aroma is slightly roasty with nut and doughy undertones. Smells good but a little light. Taste is somewhat bitter and full of roasty, bready goodness. Texture and body is a little thin but finishes nicely. Solid beer for under $2 a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle to a pint glass. Pours a rich brown, with minimal, white head that sticks around. Chocolate, caramel on the nose. Very smooth brown ale. Easy drinking, great beer to enjoy on a cold day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
dark brown in color medium tan head. taste of roasted malts. slight sourness in aftertaste. very enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with a 2 cm bubbly tan head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of caramel. Initial flavor has malts with some caramel. Flavor closes with some nuttiness that is lasting. Some lacing, light carbonation, light on alcohol. Light to medium body. Drinkable and simple, good beer for non-craft beer drinkers.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle What a nice beer,from a great brewery Malty and hoppy without either taking over. Very slightly sweet. Nice cloudy, brown appearance in the glass. Yet another winner from Bell’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Beige fluffy head with heavy lacing. Dark french roast coffee aroma, with hints of dark chocolate. Taste matching aroma with an oily smooth palate. Enjoyable brown all around, good for breaking people into darker beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2003
I will keep this simple...the best american brown hands down.... It has hints of caramel and a faint smokiness. Oh so smooth and malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shotgun1431 (135) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Dark with a lite tan head. lots of malt and even a little floating around. Nice aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Dark amber brown with a frothy head. Nutty aroma with maybe a hint of cocoa. Lots of malt in the flavor with nut and cream here and there.


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