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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Pours brown with a little bit of red in there, with a quickly diminishing head. Nice sweet malt background with some coffee and chocolate. Not exactly my style of beer, but I liked this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours a reddish brown with a khaki head, looks pretty good. The aroma is of dark fruits, molasses and a bit of bitter hops, the taste follows the nose, itís definitely a solid brown ale. The palate is medium bodied and somewhat creamy, again very good. This isnít one of Bellís best offerings but itís pretty damn good, Bellís average is better than most breweryís great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Dark, hazy, reddish brown with some sediment. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste is nutty caramel with a rich body and a crisp, toasty, slightly sweetish finish. Hands down my favorite brown ale. The label is really cool with an owl sitting on a post. Itís angry. Itís getting ready to peck out your eyes. Because you are trespassing in the field. † The owl has extinguished its mouse supply.... and now it wants your eyeballs. Good stuff, itís drinkable and Iíd buy it again, would be good for Fall weather while wearing flannel and sitting around the fire with buddies.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Strong chocolate aroma with nutty bread smell. Reddish brown in color. Large frothy tan head. Cloudy w/ carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet, with bit of bitter hop. Medium body. Slightly creamy. Long finish. Another great beer from Bellís!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Wow, this is a really good beer. Pours dark brown, thin head, and floaties. Smells like baking brownies. Tastes sweet, malty, chocolatey, bitter, and overall very yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (43) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Earthy, clove; leftover coke color with less bubble; very well balanced taste & somewhat bitter; just right texture; may drink this again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackOut (43) - East End, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2008
Got a six pack of it, pours nice reddish brown in color with a liight brown head that didnt stay for very long. Quite light and smooth to drink, ok for the ale. Wouldnít say it was the best ale experience iíve ever had but would buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle. Poured a nice brown with a fair sized, fizzy off white head. Aroma reminded me of toasty caramel malt. The flavor is sweetish, carmel, with the slightish hop finish to take out some of the sweetness. Long finish, medium to full bodied with an almost creamy texture, very carbonated. I am a hop head, but Bellís is perhaps the best brewer I have run across. I donít think they can make a bad beer. This is a very good brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours ruddy brown, lighter at the bottom. Nice little head that stuck around for a while. Smells of malt and nut and in the taste, a little hop and a little sweetness. Just okay on the palette.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2009
A pleasant brown ale with just a touch of sourness at the end of the sip. Relatively light bodied, the pour I got didnít have much head. A nice beer for a soft drizzly fall day.


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