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RATINGS: 1278   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 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Poured a caramelly brown that was slightly cloudy. The head was one finger, off-white and a little bit fluff. Decent lacing. The aroma was a bit on the thin side, a bit of roasted malt came through, but that was about it. The flavor was roasted malt, a hint of sweetness (I wish I had tasted more) and slightly bitter finish. Decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
pours brown with a white head. Smells sugary with earthy undertones. Taste is sweet and malty with some earthy hoppy elements. Mouthfeel is light and tingly.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 (Bells Brickskeller tasting 10/03) Clear erd brown body with off-white head. Aroma is artificail blueberry. Medium sweet flavor, blueberry, nutty/roasty, light chocolate. Watery medium body. (5/3/6/3/12)(Bells Brickskeller tasting 11/02) Clear red brown body with light tan head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet caramel and roasty. It's very malty, with mild hops until the aftertaste. (7/3/7/3/14)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Deep malty,finish is a little bitter,not at all well balanced,this Brewer has many better beers than this,Thin not another one for me.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1271) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Plain, light brown, no head. NOT MUCH of a scent- why? Ordinary nut brown beer flavor- a bit bitter- nothing new, nothing special. Not bad. Drinkable, especially for those who don't want to attempt something slightly risky.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Not brown but nice dark amber brew with a rapidly dissappearing head.Some malts and toffee aromas but mild at best,no pun intended.Mild toffee taste,kinda’ sweet but nice on the tongue

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pretty amber/brown pour. Bubbles a bit large and soda-like. minor temporary lacing. Aroma of eastern European lager with a touch of clover honey. Taste same with some caramel. Mouthfeel a bit thin/ watery. Not so hot.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8100) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2007
Clear chestnut colour with a thick, dense brownish head, leaving shards of lace. Something vaguely sweet-caramel, toffee, bit of hosp, dry cacaopowder; sweet and vaguely woody. Sweet-ish, green leaves, bit of greenmalt, arachide with a retronasal bitterness that clashes with the sweet initial flavour, instead of blending. Chocolate flavours, certainly warming up. Medium bodied, at least, quite slick, bit too much mouthburning to be called smooth. It’s not really bad, but its lack of balance annoys me no end. I wonder if Mr. Bell wanted to explore the limits of archaic styles?


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