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RATINGS: 1273   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours reddish brown with light tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is mild with roasted malts and a light-burnt caramel finish. Very drinkable, but I wouldn’t say the experience was jaw-dropping.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours deep copper brown with a small tan head. Mild roasty aroma. A very smooth sweet and slightly roasted nuttiness. Thin and smooth on the palate. Good as this style goes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours bright mahogany. Aroma is nutty and bready. Taste is much the same with some caramel sweetness. Very little to no hops present. Decent beer. Not my favorite style though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brigg (521) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2006
(on draft at Michael’s Bistro) Brown body with red tones; small head. Nutty aroma; hazelnuts, malt. Flavor is sweet upfront giving way to the nutty/earthiness and just a little bitterness on the back end. Surprisingly strong alcoholic aftertaste. Light to medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2007
Pours red-brown, nice thick frothy head. Sweet, nutty, light roasts. To me this had a bit of a belgian taste to it, a bit overly sweet for me. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Poured brown in color with a khaki head. Had a malty aroma. Had a nutty/sweet palate and flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Color was nothing extraordinary... translucent brown with a creamy white head. Nose has more flowers and perfume than I would have guessed with hints of malt. Flavor is lacking... grainy and yeasty with not a whole lot else. Finish is flat and a little musty. Definitely a Euro brown and not an American brown.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Batch 8165. Aroma is mildly nutty with traces of toasted malt. Pretty plain. Pours a rich brown with a small, creamy and rocky white head. Flavor has hints of toasted, biscuity malt and some drying hops. Not a whole lot going on here. Medium bodied. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4100) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Mushroomy aroma. Cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Roasted barley and coffee taste. Subdued walnut finish. Decent, but lacks a wow factor. The porterish qualities make it different, but not really any better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2007
A decent brown ale from Bell’s but nothing exceptional. Not much of an aroma. A very light brown ale.


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