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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0 (thanks to whoever sent this). Pours a semi clear dark reddish brown with a massive beige head. Nose is malted grains and biscuits. Taste starts semi-sweet, then some oasted grains, nuts and a bit of citrus orange-peal. And damn it is giving me a sneezing attack. Body is medium and carbonation is moderate. Style is one of my least favs, but this is a decent brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
My 150th rating :) In an effort to try all the bells beer before the year is out, I bought this as part of my pick six for the week. This pours a heavy brownish/red and has a lighter brown head. Itís aroma is subtle, with hints of chocolate, and licorice. The flavor is also subtle, but has notes of raisin, and a malty finish. Itís a smooth drinkable beer, with no "wow" factor, but I wouldnt complain if it were served at a party. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
This brown ale poured with a thin beige head and a toffee aroma. The flavor is raisins and nuts with a bit of chocolate. There is a slightly bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Tasting at Bellís Fest. Poured a dark clover honey/copper color with off-white head. The flavor was very roasted sweet and a little malty. Not carbonated but not too smooth. A good brew and more flavorful than other brown ales Iíve tried. Wouldnít say I was blown away by it but still decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Pours a dark chestnut amber color with mahogany edges when held to a light source and a foamy light beige head that slowly fades into a lasting cap and ring. Slightly smokey aroma with a nice chestnut/hazelnut presence with a nice malt backbone and subtle hop notes. Slightly watered down with a subtle smoked maltiness along with some oatmeal, chocolate malt, hazelnut and subtle hop notes. Finish is slightly dry. Pretty drinkable session beer but not something I would seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Tannish pour with light tan head. Lots of floaties! Not bad, a tad high on carbonation. Not as good as Dogfish Head Brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle, poured a light amber brown with off white small foam head. Light malts and caramel on the nose. The pallet had a malt consist with a dry caramel light roast. Canít say this was a rich beer but rather lacked body, kind of a let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
12oz bottle from Chipís in Kill Devil Hills. Pours medium brown with a huge lasting light beige head. Aroma is nuts, caramel, and sweet malts. Not much to it. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, and nuts. A little tart even, but good. Slightly astringent on the palate with medium body. This is decent, but I have to say itís not one of the better Bellís beers out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2010
12 oz bottle from total wine. Pours a nice looking murky brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and roasted malts. Pretty good. Taste is just ok, caramel is there but is watery and thereís a bit of molasses in it. Palate isnt great. Light watery mouthfeel with an ok finish. Sticky. Overall i wasnít impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (674) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Malty and dried fruit aroma. Nice dark brown color. Taste is malt and something that I couldnít place until I read one of the review - cola. Very minor bitterness at the end. Unspectacular to me since Iím a hop head.

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