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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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2002
I find this to be best with food. It helps bring out the taste of the food as well as the food bringing out the taste in the beer. Not being a big fan of dark beers, I didnít rate it incredibly high.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Too sweet for me. Nice malty finish but cloying and only mild/low nuttiness. Not as good as other examples Iíve tasted.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Brownish amber, small head (typical to Bells?). Very light in aroma, slightly malty .Flavour got some more malt character with grassy notes, medium roasted. Long lasting bitter brown mouthfeel .

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2003
It's not often that I have a chance to compare a brew for a brew, but since I still have a bottle of recently rated Brooklyn Brown Ale in the fridge, why not? I have equal glasses of Bells "best" Brown and Brooklyn Brown in side by side glasses. Well, the Bell's is lighter and overall I think less impressive than the Brooklyn. ANOTHER overated brew from Kalamazoo! Folks, don't believe the hype! -Lot's o'balls for the "best" on the label! (Nods to PsychProf anyhow for this one).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2003
I've had much better brown ales. I've also had much better beer from Bell's. What happened?

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
12oz. Bottle: Smelled a bit fruity and malty. Nice dark brown/red color. Perfect kakhi head. Some lacing. Tasted of choclate, nuts, malt. A little sweet. Pretty good drink. Strange finish. Overall, an ok brown ale.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 (draft) Just a decent fairly generic brown ale. More sweet than most I suppose, and not malty-sweet but sugar-sweet. If that makes any sense.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Styles: Orange/brown that turns to a murky amber/orange when held up to the light. Small light tan head that quickly dies down. Aroma is earthy malt with some carmelized scents, moss, toffee, lightly roasted. Light-medium bodied and softly carbonated. Taste is a bit sweet up front, caramel, toffee, medium roasted malts, is this some peat-smoked malt Iím tasting?, thereís some mild hops towards the middle (lemon, berries, grass, orange) and some light spice notes. Finishes medium dry with some hops on the tongue. Not very exciting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Garnet brown. w/ beige head. grapesweet brown sugar aroma. medicinal grapes in the mouth. nice cascading bubbles. bitter grape alcohol finish. lacing good. hops detectable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2006
From bottle

Poured cloudy brown, with an off-white head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma malty, and sweet. Flavor of sweet nuttiness, toffee, and hops. Caramel is the aftertaste. Light bodied. Sweet finish.


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