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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours ambr with a beige head. Can catch both a mild sweetness and bitterness in the nose, which continues into the mouth and the swallow. Pretty consistent and smooth with a pleasant crisp finish. I like Brown ales and this is a nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Very balanced and deep palate. Aroma and taste are well matched and this was a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglebones (28) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown color tinged with orange and a thick, short-lived, beige head. Aroma is a mix of fruit, caramel, and roasted grains. Smooth, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, caramel flavors with hints of citrus and slight bitterness. Really nice brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StephenWade (28) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2006
This has a wonderful, molasses appearance. I can hardly smell anything at all--maybe itís my glass, I donít know. The taste--warm, clean, complex. The malty taste is comforting and truly full of goodness. There is a hint of molasses in the taste as well, but everything finishes clean, with an aftertaste combining hints of smoked almonds with the taste of german dark wheat bread. I like the low carbonation content; it allows one to taste the beer more than feel it.

2.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jaghouse (28) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Blah. and way too much tin and metallic flavors here. Seems like Bells is hit and miss with me. Ill pass on this one in the future.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Absolutely the best brown ale I have ever had. Spicy and caramelly and nutty in the nose, thick long-lasting head, a little citrust and hppy perkiness, but overall deep richness and malty goodness. Sweet and a slightly sugary finish. Beautiful deep ruby color held up to the sun. Great unwinding beer!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
A thin brown ale that, has a fleeting thin head of white foam, and a translucent brown color for an overall moderate brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Aroma: Strong blueberry, banana, scents of bread and caramel, slight chocolate. Appearance: Dark, cloudy brown with lasting, tan, frothy head. Taste: Sweet, fruity, notes of plum and berries, and surprisingly light, with slight bitter finish. Palate: Light to medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long and slightly bitter finish. The aroma is a bit too intense, but the flavor is great and it is drinkable for a dark beer. A pleasant Brown Ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RR (26) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Dark Pour. Small Head. Iím a fan of Bellís but this didnít live up. A bit empty on the backside. Too carbonated. May have gotten a wonky batch. lots of floaties that you would expect with a wheat beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2002
dark copper to dark brown with a medium to big tan head. the palate is very complex with a dry finish on the lips. it has a sweet begining with a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste on the roof of your mouth you can taste the roasted malt. i think it is best served cold.


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