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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


4.2
   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!

3.7
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Very smooth with a light, quick hop finish. Chocolate overtones, dark color, quickly fading pleasant aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smoothsippin (36) - Minnesota, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Drinking this on cask. Deep copper color with a white head that is thin but long lasting with great lace. Taste of caramel and roasted malts. Very smooth and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle. Nice one inch beige head. Toasted malt, caramel aroma. Sweet toasted malt initial flavor which phases into a alcohol, slight hop and malt, caramel finish. Lots of sediment. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KYackley (33) - , Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Pours an attractive coppery brown body with a small off white head. Scent is enticing with a creamy fresh fumes. Flavor lingers on the tongue with hints of creamy, roasty caramel. Palate is left moist and slightly alcoholic. Well done on Bell’s half.


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