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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours bright mahogany. Aroma is nutty and bready. Taste is much the same with some caramel sweetness. Very little to no hops present. Decent beer. Not my favorite style though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 12, 2012
Draft. Rich O's. Reddish brown, disappearing tan head. Sweet malty aroma, earthy and nutty. Dry, nutty, slight fruitiness, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Reached for one of these guys again after an extended period of being bells free.... Alot better this time around than i remember it...good stuff

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Brown pour, small tan head. Slightly cloudy (this is bottle conditioned, so not surprising). Great english malt aroma paired with nutty, malt, and maybe a bit of coffee. Taste is much the same. Some toasty bread as well. Very dry and smooth finisher. A new favorite brown...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Beutiful maple syrup poor. Not much head to speak of. Nice nutty roasted flavor I really like this style especially for a late nivember football session.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz. -> dimpled mug. Pours a hazy brown, with red-orange undertones; soft, pillow-y head of a lightly toasted marshmallow hue; occasional fisheyes, that turn into deep craters as the head settles. Smells spicy, like pumpkin pie - cloves, allspice - with lightly roasted malts, cocoa, and a subtle banana-ness. Tastes spicy, too: the clove/pumpkin pie is there, as is the roasted malt, with a nice nutty toffee quality. Maybe a tiny bit too sweet; more pronounced hops to add some balance would be appreciated. Is it truly the best brown ale? No, but it is the Best Brown Ale, dig?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
An excellent brew from an excellent brewer. The head was gone before the glass reached my lips, but the aroma and taste are fantastic. Good color and finish, not too heavy and finishes with a firm malty flavor. Leaves you ready for another, a great example of a brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottWallace82 (80) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Caramel on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Toffee and Caramel flavor with a sweet finish. A really good brown.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2001
I am very partial to browns, and this one is very good. A bit sweeter than than one would expect. Bells does beer right, and this one is no exception.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (79) - - OCT 11, 2014
The description says "toasted" but my tongue says "burnt." Pours with a two inch, foamy head. Consistent flavor from top to bottom.


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