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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Very nutty and happy tasting brown ale. A little dry. Good though. Nice appearance.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Amber in color, with sediment visible through out. Two finger head, brown in color, again with sediment speckled throughout. Decent flavor, would enjoy this beer again.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Caramel, crystal malt, and a sugary candy-like aroma. Body is a nice light brown, with and nicely forming head. Taste is a little fruity for a brown, with light caramel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
last enniskillen hook up of the day.the body was a semi-murky brown.aroama was sweet malt.the flavor was very sweet as well.almost like grape kool-aid.interesting.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Just an average beer from these guys. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thin tan head. Not much up front a little watery. Hints of bitter dark fruit and spiced nuts throught the middle with a pleasent finish. Lets face it brown ales arenít the best starting points for big flavorfull beers, this is well crafted and to style.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2006
12oz bottle. Aroma: Sweet maltiness with a bit of toasted nuts and caramel. A touch of hops. Appearance: Pours reddish-brown in color and clear. Off-white head was full and frothy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Moderate malt sweetness, again with notes of toasted nuts and caramel. A bit of light fruitiness (pear and grape), and a nice hop finish. Finish is fairly dry with a mineral taste. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good beer, but not my favorite style. Drinkable and with some interesting flavors. Maybe a touch to much alcohol to make this a good session beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (209) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 Another great Bells offering. Nice balance. Medium brown pour and medium head. If you donít know what yo want - choose Bells

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pours an Amber brown with head. I had a hard time detecting an aroma(roasts)? Shallow and malty bitter balance make for an interesting ale but its not exactly a great brown ale. Then again my expectations are high for this brewery.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2007
This doesnt hold a candle to Surly. Had this on cask at the Gnome, pretty good, but was pretty weak on the pallet. Just taste a lot of malt and didnt detect a whole lot else. Not bad by any means, but there is nothing here to make me drink it again


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