pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like malt, looks like malt, tastes like malt.... it must be malt.
Not a bad brown ale, more interestingly complex than the traditional style.
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper brown with a small tan head. Mild roasty aroma. A very smooth sweet and slightly roasted nuttiness. Thin and smooth on the palate. Good as this style goes.
HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with light tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is mild with roasted malts and a light-burnt caramel finish. Very drinkable, would have again!
smashbros (16) - USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter urine aroma, good flavor, but sour after taste, doesnít compare to commercial brown aleís like newcastle.
mbalmer (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Popped at home and drunk with dinner. Aroma was of caramel, chocolate, and nicely roasted malt - yuuuuuummy. Appearance was a nice mahogany brown with a 1/2-finger head and a fairly good amount of lacing as I drank. Taste - Pleasantly bitter, not overpoweringly so. Bitterness of hops, dark roasted chocolate come through nice on this, with a sweet malt back-end that I really liked. Really good stuff. Palate - Melded very well with the food I was having - hamburgers and fries. Carbonated enough that it didnít stick to my palate, and yet heavy enough that it blended with the food I was having. Overall -- A great, great dinner beer. Really good to have with a nice solid burger, and balances very well.
vinobmo (16) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep ruby amber color with a large frothy beige head. Aroma of roughly roasted caramel. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is malt, light citrus, and some light treacle? Itís extremely tasty, and reminds of a lighter Belgian ale. Finishes more dry than not.
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown with thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Hoppy. Hints of autumn spices. Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.
Legato (15) - USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of malts and caramel. Thin and slightly sticky palate. Pours with little to know head.
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím as big a fan of dark beers, this one was a good dark brew as far as Iím concerned. Not the best Bellís produces, but still good.
FlipperSipper (14) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Brown Ale is the perfect name for this brew. Poured a beutiful rouge hued deep brown with a fine stick to your upper lip head. Carbonation is the key to this brown, it is forward and quickly diminishing in the mouth, making for an excellent flavor profile and an exceptional subtle nuttiness from the toasted malts. Slight caramel sweetness, and a bit creamy, and balanced beautifully with the hop character. A must drink.