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RATINGS: 1262   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (281) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
A: Malty. A bit of roastiness in there. some nuttiness. Rather light. A: Hazy lighter brown with perfect creamy light tan head. T: A bit light on the flavor but it is complimented well but the heavy mouthfeel. As with the smell, a slight nuttiness, some maltiness. Some creaminess. P: This sits with way more body than I expected. A very creamy mouthfeel. Sits quite heavy which isn’t a bad thing. Lost a point due to some dull aggressive bitterness. O: This is a great beer. The mouthfeel is really what brings this one together. The flavors a light but it the creamy texture compliments they well.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hangunder (260) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Smells nice but not overly complex, hint of medium sweet caramely malt, leafy earthy hops. Brown and not too hazy, quickly fading brown head. Not a big fan of the taste, upfront slightly sour, but this mixes strangely with the caramel notes. Finishes lightly caramel with a hint of sourness. Not fresh? Infected? Either way, not too exciting. Medium/light bodied and average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy garnet colour with a tan head. Aromas of dark malts, woody/straw notes, cocoa, and light brown sugar. Taste wise, mineral heavy with woody/straw notes up front that leads into larger malt notes, cocoa, and a little bit of coffee-like bitterness in the mineral finish. Entirely solid British style ale, with maybe a little more body than your standard brown ale, and very much focusing on the malt. Would pair up great with a hearty meal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3008) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
473 ml can from BOTW, shared with Phil. Deep ruby-mahogany with a fair tan head. Rich, sweet malt, nutty, lightly roasted, a bit of toffee, slightly vinous. Medium+ body with creamy carbonation. Rich sweet maltiness, nutty and slightly roasty, some toffee, a little vinous; off-dry with gentle bitterness and a decent yet clean malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tonypreto (50) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beautiful dark brown cocoa color with an amazing fluffy white head that sticks around for a bit. Tastes extremely smooth with hints of chocolate and malt. Only lacking feature was aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottWallace82 (70) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Caramel on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Toffee and Caramel flavor with a sweet finish. A really good brown.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (384) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pretty good/decent brown ale. Not bitter at all. Mildly sweet, malty ale. Slight alcohol flavor present. Not bad though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (104) - - NOV 3, 2014
Nutty, toasty, caramel. Dark crystal malt. Not too sweet. Lots of English yeast character, with that fruity estery thing, is not my favorite. Spicy hops are nice. Well balanced brown ale, good body, but not really my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pint can. Deep chestnut with a tight,beige head. Sweet cereal aromas. Bright and fruity with a grain heavy finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AJK9600 (18) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Outdoors, mid 40s temps, poured into a frosted mug. Small fire going. This beer is excellent for the situation described. Deep flavors with a superb hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3277) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Cette brown ale est brune. Sa tête mousseuse est assez épaisse. Une dentelle est observable. Les arômes de sucre brun se mêlent aux parfums légers de chocolat et aux houblons en fleurs. Les saveurs sont celles du style : malts bruns, trace chocolatée, noix, caramel terreux. La bouche est légère et pétillante. La finale est courte et brune. En canette de 16 onces. Pas mauvais mais peu spectaculaire. Personne n’a voulu finir la moitié de mon verre.


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