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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. 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? It’s extremely tasty, and reminds of a lighter Belgian ale. Finishes more dry than not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/caramel, nutty, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/caramel/chocolate, nutty, secondary earthy hops with some bitterness. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11222) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Tap. Brown color with small tan head. Aroma complex malt and sweet. Flavor was full and the finish was solid and lasted. Another good Bells brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 04/02/1998
Source: Ale Atlanta

Appearance: cloudy brown,
Aroma: earthy maly aroma,
Flavor: slightly sweet flavor, malty, light, oxidized

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10649) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle from Schroppfy, thanks! Brown color. malt, caramel and mint in the aroma. Malty flavor with caramel, licorice and mint. Just a bit thin. Sweetish, but with enough flavors to compensate. Pleasant brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
A reddish brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice peaty caramel malt with dark fruits and light licorice, coffee, very nice. In mouth, a nice woody caramel with vinous notes, coffee, musty notes, light grassy hops, veering on old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Clear brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor with notes of yeast, caramel, roasted malt and fruits. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toast), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and plum. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toast), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and plum. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet yet hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9730) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 RBSG2003 (extended) (On tap at the brewery) Crystal clear, deep amber ale. Small, off-white, creamy head. Partially retaining with good lacing. The nose is of caramel, butterscotch, toffee... everything MALT! The flavor is ridiculously rich, buttery and malty... with balance. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, semi-sweet, buttery finish. Reminiscent of Lake Tahoe Red and European Zebra Lager (which is no longer brewed).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bonus bottle from lampeno420...damn good brown. Nice hazy brown pour. Aroma is full of caramel, bread, roasted nuts and a hint of hops. Flavor is sweet and quite full. Nuts, toffee, malt, and some bready notes. Great example of the style!

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