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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11629) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Poured a deeper and cloudy brown with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of little floaters. Aromas of nuts, caramel, and light chocolate. Tastes of nuts, toffee, chocolate and some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Clear dark brown color with a medium tan head and thin lacing. The aroma is heavy on the toasted malt, with a bit of caramel in the background. Medium, smooth body with dominant malt flavoring. Sweet caramel and a bit of hops and coffee is also present. The finish is roasty and sweet at times. This beer disappeared in the blink of an eye and I was left wondering why it took me so long to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Hah it is the best non-belgian brown ale I have had. It is just too easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Chocolate cabinet brown with creamy head, fresh leaving lace in glass. Caramel, a touch of graininess and roasted barley and molasses and licorice in aroma and in taste. Very easy drink, understated hoppiness and maltiness so just some bitterness and sweetness. Some of each in aftertaste, but more sweet.. Creamy mouthfeel. Good example of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10883) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap at Eccentric. Nutty coffee and sour mash aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet-sour toffee malt flavor with light bitter herbal hops finish. Nice solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10645) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast and strong raisin flavor with nice bready finish. Easy to drink a very good brown ale from Bells. L

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Darkish, red orange, clear appearance with an ivory head. Mildly nutty, toffee, caramel malty flavor. Easy drinking, toffee-centric, caramel malty flavor. Not bad.

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