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RATINGS: 1251   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewnite (1) - - JUL 12, 2012
Very good brown ale, but just short of "best". With itís hints of caramel and fruit, Bellís Best Brown Ale is an enjoyable and easy to drink beer but seems to lack a bit in taste. Overall an enjoyable drink.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to pub glass. Pours rich brown. Nice thick head that goes away rather soon. Light sweet taste. Almost creamy on the palate. Overall is a great beer. Has some awesome malt flavor. A great brown beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2072) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A chestnut brown coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, slightly sweet, malty, caramel, nutty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
One of my favorite brown ales. Strong all the way around. Very balanced beer and the taste is very good. Especially in the fall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1423) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
A defining solid American Brown Ale. It looks brown. It tastes brown, with that maltiness that elicits something like cookies while not being overly sweet. Itís easy to drink, a touch bitter, flavorful but not over the top. It doesnít reach the highs of a Maduro variant but itís nearly as good as that base beer, and thatís good enough for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (643) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
355ml bottle. Bottled 08/29/14. Pours a deep caramel/brown with a thin, khaki head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread, and slight hops. Taste is balanced. Notes of toasted bread and caramel to start then roasted malts in the middle and hints of chocolate and coffee on the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a smooth texture and dry finish. Overall a really easy drinking brown. More roasty than caramel but balanced very well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Deep amber to brown pour with half inch beige head. Roasty, bready malt aroma, brown sugar, campfire and dough, some chocolate. Light carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, nice effervescent finish, very refreshing. Malty taste, sweeter carmel and dough, overall graininess blends everything together but subtle, roasty campfire taste toward the finish, a bit rooty.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asmodius (1) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Taste a bit earthy, not that hoppy which isn't surprising for a brown ale. Overall a decent beer to yry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRoytheAlien (17) - - OCT 13, 2014
Poured amber/brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt, cocoa, and grain. Taste is smooth, a bit roasty, nutty, nice earthy bitterness from the hops. Finished a with smooth, toasty mouthfeel. Excellent brown ale.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its pretty god but not great. V. V. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (68) - - OCT 11, 2014
The description says "toasted" but my tongue says "burnt." Pours with a two inch, foamy head. Consistent flavor from top to bottom.


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