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RATINGS: 1262   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.


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.

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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainBoosh (27) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRoytheAlien (27) - - OCT 13, 2014
Poured amber/brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt, cocoa, and grain. Taste is smooth, a bit roasty, nutty, nice earthy bitterness from the hops. Finished a with smooth, toasty mouthfeel. Excellent brown ale.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
An amber brown beauty! Smells comforting, like napping in the sunshine. Sweet and mild and friendly. Roasted and caramelly. Smooth coconut aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Poured into a glass mug. Appearance: Pours dirty rusty brown with about one finger of off white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma: Very faint smells of malt and nut. Taste: Tastes like a good example of an average brown ale. Itís malty, and sweet, with a small hop note on the end. Palate: Medium body, pretty average mouth feel really. Overall: Bellís Best Brown Ale is not Bellís best beer. As far as brown ales go Iíd rather have an Dogfish Indian Brown Ale, or Rogue Hazelnut. Not a bad beer though, Iíve had many that were much more mediocre.


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