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RATINGS: 1222   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Pours a rich brown with a cream colored silky head. Aroma smells of chocolate. Nice balance of smokey chocolate malts and subtle bitterness. Dry finish without being sour with the aftertaste. Good example of a brown.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kenter2000 (41) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
One of the best Brown Ales I have ever tasted. No surprise with the title then. Smooth Carmel, deep calm, pleasant tone, warm body. Hard to drink just one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2000
Two words, Damn Good. Great while watching a football game or watching the leaves fall. An Autumn classic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Soft in the mouth like Boyne River, but not as full in flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2004
The pour is a dark amber with a soft head. The first thing that hit my nose was the intense nutty smell. It has a sweet musty undertone as well, as if it were aged in a cellar. The body is perfect. Each sip taken is better than the previous. There is a definite roasted malt taste. Drinking Bells Best Brown Ale was a great experience.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2004
That’s a great beer! Pours a chocolate brown with a tan head,lots of floaties (as one would expect from this brewery). Aroma is like chocolate cake batter, which kicks ass. Flavor is tangy malts, sweet roasted nuts, a moment of hop spice, and a grasyy, bitter, dry finish that is EXCELLENT. Highly underrated, in my opinion!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Dark reddish in color. Nice head. Smooooth. Such a wonderful beer. I wish all beers were like this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 This is the best brown ale - had no idea a brown ale could be this good. Dark ruby/brown with a beige head that sticks to the glass - sediment floating around. Toasted slightly sweet dark fruits and caramel malts hit the nose. Incredibly tasty - crisp and refreshing toasted caramel, slightly sweet. Sip this and watch the leaves change. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
Pours a beautiful stained walnut color with a dense two and a half finger khaki head. When held to the light it has a tinge of ruby and a bit of unfiltered haze. Leaves behind plenty of sticky lacing. The scent is of bread and caramel with a bit of fruity yeast. Spiced pear maybe? Taste is of malt, caramel and toast with just a bit of hop bitterness. Beer is moderately sweet from beginning to end but not in any cloying way. Beer is full bodied and slick with average carbonation. The finish is a bit abrupt but there is some astringency left behind. Not in an unpleasant way though. Overall this is a truly exceptional example of a brown ale and one of my favorite beers. Cheers!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (477) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Brown coloring. Strong caramel aroma and flavor. Smooth, refreshing, and delicious.


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