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RATINGS: 1302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   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 canít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with white head. Nutty, malty, toast aromas. Malty, roasty, nutty, toffee flavors. One of the best brown ales Iíve had in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (276) - - OCT 2, 2015
12os bottle. 8/21/15 package date (41 days old). Appearance: Brown with reddish tint, murky, with a thick mousse like tan head with great lacing. Head holds for a long time. Aroma: Toast, caramel, chocolate, with a hint of toast and resinous hops. Hop/malt combination gives off some caramelized pepper aromas. Taste: Rich toasted bread, with some roasted chocolate and hints of licorice. Moderately strong bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light body, almost thin, with a moderate carbonation. Finish: Malty toast and roasted flavors linger. Malt forward. Overall: Amazing appearance with the mousse foam head that never dissipates, and a really nice complex aroma. Taste is on point, mouthfeel a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1319) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours a rich copper color with a slight sweet malt aroma. Taste is clean, smooth, easy drinking. Flavors of light caramel, toast, a bready aftertaste that lingers on the palate. A minimal bitter aftertaste, felt I had to really concentrate to discern it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Creamy head red, brown body. Nutty. dry grainy rich. Creamy body one of the better browns today.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours a medium brown with a thin off white head. Descent aroma of roasted nutty malts. Body is thin but not watery. Typical Brown ale. Smooth and refreshing. Not to thin nor too heavy. Good flavors of caramel and nuts. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (427) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12oz. Pours beautiful dark amber, off white, lovely head, lasting lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, some spice. Flavor is the same, with a slight hop bitterness to match the creamy mouthfeel. Really good, balanced brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light sweet malt, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hayden512 (22) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Poured from bottle into stein. Pours light brown with small white head. Smell is caramel, pine. Taste follows. Carmel malts, breads, hint of chocolate/coffee, spicy piney finish. Medium body. Medium carb. This is what a brown ale should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3221) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. The body is dark Amber, more Orange and hazy than usual for style. Mild malt aroma less to a much more robust flavor. Despite all the malt the hops keep this mildly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (144) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle to snifter, rich amber pour with lightly sandy head. Nose is caramel, malt, maple, raisins and dates. Taste is the same with an easy body, sweet and warming toasted malt, hint of gingery-ness. Very easy drinking with a bit of hop clarity to keep you refreshed.

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