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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Draft@ Concentric Cafe. Clear dark amber with a frothy tan head, nice lacing. Nice malty caramel and toast aroma. Very smooth medium body. Nice easy drinking flavors of caramel malts with some lightly toasted bread. Not too bad.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Dark muddy brown with big rocky head. Smooth and mellow, but with a milk chocolate undertow. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Pours a hazy hazelnut brown with a small light brown head that seems solid and doesn’t noticeably dissipate. Aromas of sweet dark malts, some fruity notes, a nutty feel, and a mild hoppiness. Initial taste composed of nuttiness, sweet and toasty darker malts, and a pleasant sweetness that I can’t really put my finger on. Touches of cocoa and smoke also. Finishes nice and bitter but great as the hops come into the picture. A really good medium bodied brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
clear light brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty aroma and a sweet molasses bread taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a lighter tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, fruit and earthy. Flavor is that but the flavor also yields the low abv with this delicate malt blend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Light amber brown color with a nice head that prevails over time and light stagnant lacing. Aroma is mainly hoppy, but slightly musky with a touch of malt in the end of the nose. Flavor is spicy with a light nutty malt presence, mainly hoppy in this brown though. Not quite to style, but you get the idea. Thanks ClarkVV

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Kind of a flat brown ale. I was disappointed, ’cause the Kalamazoo folk turn out some fine ales. The coloring was a clear light brown, but there was little carbonation and almost no head. The aroma was neligible and the flavor was dull and uninteresting.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Blue Max Liquors, Burnsville, Mn - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sediment filled dark orange to light brown with a thin, but sticky mocha colored head. Delectably sweet, chocolately aroma with some burnt marshmallow notes in there as well. Delicous nutty flavor some caramel, roasted marshmallows and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Another winner from Bell’s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle (35 cl), thanks gnoff. Shady deep reddish, small off-white head. Caramelly and nutty aroma with some roasted chocolate notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of sweet malts and nuts. The taste is caramel and toffee. Definetely sweet to the mouth, but drinkable.


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