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RATINGS: 1210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
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!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smashbros (16) - USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bitter urine aroma, good flavor, but sour after taste, doesnít compare to commercial brown aleís like newcastle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mbalmer (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinobmo (16) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 26, 2014
Reddish-brown with thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Hoppy. Hints of autumn spices. Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Legato (15) - USA - MAR 6, 2010
Lots of malts and caramel. Thin and slightly sticky palate. Pours with little to know head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlipperSipper (14) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
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.


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