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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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10423) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"agreed on the "best" part of the brown, or almost at least. wonderful roasty malt aroma and even better flavor. smooth, but thin like most browns. VERY well done for the style. another winner from John :)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
On tap. Poured a clear brown with a light tan head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of malts with a nice grain and bread backbone with a hint of caramel and some spices. Flavor was quite similar with lots of malts that were slightly sweet but mainly bread came to mind with some spices to make it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours deep brown color with some floaties and excellent head. Aroma of malt, toffee, some hops, and cognac. Tastes malty, sweet, with a nice roasty toffee finish. Very complex as with all Bellís beers. A top notch brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Pours a clear brown with a nice tan head. Terriffic lacing. Aromas of molasses, maple syrup, caramel malt, and hazelnuts. Sort of watery mouthfeel with lots of roasted malt and nutty flavors. Long lasting, dry, sort of Brazil nut bitter aftertaste. A solid brown ale but not anything extraordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 12oz bottle. Minimal tan head, brown color with a red-orange hue, visible sediment. Beer starts with a strong, very pleasant aroma upfront, and gradually finishes with astounding smoothness. Medium but very smooth carbonation lends to a creamy mouth-feel. Sweet dried fruit, nut aroma. 6/4/6/5/12

Re-rate, 9/6/15:16oz can, canned 8/24/15. Hazy red orange, kind of a brick color. Bigger khaki head. Caramel malt, and bigger nuttiness, seeing the touch of cocoa. A bit of dark fruity jam. Just as I remember, a pretty much perfect texture. Fantastically full and creamy body, especially for being sub-6%. Lighter, creamy carbonation. Very mild slick finish, not syrupy. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter. Nice dryness towards the finish. Nice cocoa and nuttiness long into the aftertaste. Good bit of earthy hop. Totally fantastic brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2009
TAP: brown pour, rich caramel aroma with some hop character, flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, and a little dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
On tap at Hop Leaf Chicago (second visit). Dark brown, light brown head. Toasty malty aroma, hints of fruity esters. Toasty malt flavours, also a creamy nuttiness(macadamia?), with hints of hard-to-pin-down fruity undertones. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9594) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
355 ml bottle thanks to Schroppfy, on December 30, 2009
Cloudy dark brown color, firt pours were clear though, tan head. Subtle fruity and sweet malty scent. Acidic, caramel, malty, dryish taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium dryish bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby hued brown with a medium to large creamy white head that deflates rather quixckly. Nice toasty nutty malt with a vinous fruit note with a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, quite smooth, nice and malty and a bit nutty. Finishes up with a smooth bitterness. A touch on the sweet side, but really tasty.

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