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RATINGS: 1224   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2010
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 16 Apr 2010) Dark brownish amber colour with a huge, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit, dark bread and a hint of citrus. Malty, slightly toasted taste with dark fruit, dark bread, nuts and a touch of citrus in the finish. Medium body, balanced bitterness, slightly sweetish. Not the best from Bells, but a nice and tasty brown ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
Orangey Brown coloured with almost ruby reflects displaying an honest small-to-medium white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet malt giving it this particular flavor that I can never find the right english word to describe (Sucre d'orge). Overall very sweet , but nevertheless balanced although I didn't have more than 7-8 sips. Suggestions of vanilla, honey, ginger, milk chocolate and a fruitiness approaching cherry at times. Finish displays a slight note of hops in a ashes like manner. Body is medium-full and fits the medium flavor intensity perfectly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
12-oz. Pours a murky and very dark brown with a billowing, fluffy off-white head. Somewhat soapy nose, soft cookie dough and caramel notes in there as well. Somewhat watery and fairly light body, a bit slippery, very soft carb. Earth, caramel, and soap on the mid-palate. Mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, my bottle. Slightly hazy deep mahogany with a smallish beige head. Sweet roast caramel/chocolate malt aroma, a little yeasty, some green hops, hints of lactose. Taste is also roast sweet malt, quite a nutty and dusty character, tries to finish dry and a little bitter. Average body, somewhat flat, lightly syrupy - for a brown, it’s okay - could have more character, but it doesn’t anger me like some do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy bubbly dark amber-brown with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, spices, brown sugar, some hops and nuts -- a hint of metal in there too. Simple and straightforward malty flavour with some nuts and a mild hoppy finish. I got some metal in the flavour as well. Medium bodied. It’s a good version of the style, it’s just not one of my favourite styles to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Nice medium brown color and large tan head, great lace. Sweet and nutty aroma. Fruity addition to the taste. Smooth balance between sweet maltiness and bitter hoppiness. Among the better brown ale out there, recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12/28/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Seminole! Hazy brown pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring and laces a bit. Nice aroma with a bit of caramel, light chocolate, and even some butterscotch in a good way. Sweet chocolate flavor at first that transitions to caramel and some sort of yummy pie spiced type thing. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown with a decent white frothy head. The aroma is nuts, some earthy malt, and some raisins. The taste is smooth and full: a nice balance of nutty and burnt malts flavors with dark fruit and bitter hops. Easy to drink and yet offering a good bit. A good beer I enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
bottle, brown color with good foam, malty aroma with good standard brown ale, malty, caramel flavors, finsh is pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle. One of the better brown ales Ive come across. Pours a nice deep brown with small head. Roasted malts & nutty aroma. Great smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of nuts, caramel, roasted malts & even light chocolate. Great session beer

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