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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2000

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Whoa! This a like drinking a nice cigar. Very smokey and powerful. Strong malt presence and equal hoppiness. A different kind of brown ale, but not necessarlily a bad brown ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
Bottled. I tend to fing Browns kinda of boring. This one had a little more flavor going for it than you usual brown. Nothing fancy. Good drinkable beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19796) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2003
Bottled. Ruby colour, firm head. Aroma of crystal malt and grapefruit. Rather sweet. Chewy crystal malt flavour balanced by the bitterness added by flowery hops and a fair punch of warming alcohol. Pretty godd, but Kalamazoo does the really dark and heavy ones better.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Toffee, nutty, English hop aroma. Nutty taste with a dry finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Dark brown with small head. Mild brown ale, neither sweet nor bitter. Mostly malt flavors.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4810) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Dark brown colour with ruby highlights and a dense large-bubbled light brown head. Aroma of malt, nuttiness and an odd-off scented cheesy aroma! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong nuttiness mixed with some spices combined with a large malt backbone. Aftertaste left spicey and a bit nutty. Overall, a decent beer-but i'm not one for this style! I got this twelve ounce bottle purchased by my mom from Merchant's in Dearborn, Michigan and sampled it on 21-November-2003.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Light amber brown color with a nice head that prevails over time and light stagnant lacing. Aroma is mainly hoppy, but slightly musky with a touch of malt in the end of the nose. Flavor is spicy with a light nutty malt presence, mainly hoppy in this brown though. Not quite to style, but you get the idea. Thanks ClarkVV

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thegreenrooster (3265) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours dark,cloudy brown with a big fluffy white head. Flavor is malts,toffee and nuts. Flavor is not as bold as it could have been. I would clasify this as a better newcastle.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4690) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
Light brown with orange tint. Light head. Intersting tasting brown with a slight sour edge to the flavour.


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