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RATINGS: 1286   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mandlbrot (3) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Not a fan of the aroma. Some coffee, woody, earthy and something else I can’t put my finger on. Nice pour. I like the brown, hazy appearance - more to my expectation in a good brown. Minimal tan head with moderate lacing. This beer has a smoke and oak flavors that is nice. Medium bitterness at end. A medium bodied beer, with typical carbonation. Not a bad brown at all. The aroma holds this one back for me.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (400) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
on draft poured into a pint glass..chestnut color with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,brown sugar,nuts..not a big fan of brown ales but this one wasn’t bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (849) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
16 oz can. I've had this several times before but never rated it somehow. The pour is a definite reddish brown, thin, with a decently thick very light tan head and some good lace. The aroma is a little metallic for some reason, but I've picked this up on many browns. A light caramel is present and a decent roast is present. The flavor is more roasty malt and light caramel. That's about all that's there. The mouth feel is pretty surprisingly decent. Moderate thickness and a carbonation that is a bit light but much more body than I was expecting. The aftertaste isn't bad. Quick and lightly malty but quick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (389) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Excellent. The aroma is lots of malty brand flaky goodness, but the taste is off the hook! Taste is of rich malt flavors: brand flakes, cereal, toasted malt and brown sugar. Finish is probably the best part with a smooth, soft, and yet full body mouth feel. This is a bench mark for other brown ales. Good luck ladies and gents...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (691) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy brown color with small beige head. Sweet aroma hinting at caramel malt. Flavor is sweet with predominantly caramel malt notes but also some chocolate. Slight bit of bitterness barely detectable in the finish. Medium bodied. Damn good for a brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of malt with subtle nut. Flavor is malt, nut, and subtle caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from can into glass. Pours a medium brown with hints of red, light tan head. Aroma - nutty, malty, touch of yeast and subtle hops underneath. Taste - malty, some mild dark malt notes, very light citrus/pine hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (382) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- this brown ale has malt and a sweet sugary aroma. Appearance- Uhhmm, a brown ale with an average white head. Taste- Big malt flavor with caramel tossed in. Palate- A light bodied ale with moderate carbonation. Overall- this is an average ale for me, Bell’s is usually killing every beer style they try but this was average to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (232) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Caramel raisin aroma. Similar taste with bread and perhaps barley notes. Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Long clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (82) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
16 oz. can. Poured dark brown with off white head. Nice lacing. Malty smell and taste. Nutty aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
16 ounce can > pint glass A: Pours a murky dark amber with a half finger of lingering head. S: Caramel malt is dominant in the nose. T: Caramel maltiness with a bitter bite of chocolate and earthy hop note. Little real sweetness but ’rounded". Pretty good balance of flavors. M: Medium body and good level of carbonation on the tongue. Very smooth mouthfeel. Clean, not cloying. O: Very smooth drinkable brown with nothing negative.


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