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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.

   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 Bell’s is perhaps the best brewer I have run across. I don’t think they can make a bad beer. This is a very good brown ale.

   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.

   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 didn’t have much head. A nice beer for a soft drizzly fall day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainBoosh (41) - - NOV 7, 2013
Tasted from tap into pint glass. Pours caramel brown with small light tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Tastes sweet up front with a nice, mild hoppy finish. Some toast and almost floral notes. Nice mouthfeel. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Great Brown Ale! Nice nutty, roast flavor. For some reason the carbonation really jumped out at me and I liked it with such a deep earthy flavor. Fantastic from start to finish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wwwdottom (38) - Breese, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours a dark opaque brownish amber - off white head that leaves light lacing -light aroma consisting mostly of sugar - sweet on the palate - good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanTHC (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Very nutty brown ale.. thin to medium head that disapates about 8oz down. one of the better nutbrowns i’ve had . the decanting is important with bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
btwhite7 (37) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle from local store. Description is dead on. Rich malty taste but finishes very dry and smooth. Very good offering from Bells, one of my favorite breweries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferociousaurus (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Dark brown-amber color. Great head with good lacing. Weakish nutty smell, very good taste. Hops on the nose a little but taste is mostly malty, nutty. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a nice brown, decent head. Taste is slightly malty, smooth and warm. Really good.

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