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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy brownish amber, nice foamy off-white head, attractive lacing, with soft carbonation.   Huge toffee, caramel & latte aroma on this one.   Smells inviting!   Butterscotch, slightly unsweetened, and toasted malts on first sip.   Decent body, slightly creamy mouthfeel.   Finishes sweet, slightly buttery... tiz good.   A little heavy/rich for an every drinking Brown, but its good.   Thanks goes out to footbalm for the trade!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks good; brown with some lacing. Smells and tastes pretty good too; smooth and malty with some sweetness. Good on the palate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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, itís okay - could have more character, but it doesnít anger me like some do.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6155) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Johnís Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Pours a hazy hazelnut brown with a small light brown head that seems solid and doesnít 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 canít 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6141) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5972) - 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 Bellís.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5967) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle split with Pat and Tony. Pours a amber, brown body with slight off white lacing. Aroma is delicious caramel and vanilla. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and soft. Taste is a bit of a let down after smelling the delicious aroma. Still a solid brown, and probably one of the best browns.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Dark muddy brown with big rocky head. Smooth and mellow, but with a milk chocolate undertow. Nice beer.


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