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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (467) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours an opaque brown with a small tan head. Aroma is rich roasted malts and for some reason Iím picking up some faint tobacco. Taste is very malty up front with tinges of dark chocolate going into a molasses sweetness. The finish is a roasted and mellowed bitterness. Great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (958) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Yeah, so itís fantastic. Just like the description says, itís got a malty body, but itís not too heavy. Really good taste notes, agree with description. Itís just a little toasty, but not too much. Just a great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
This is a very nice brown. Slightly nutty, some chocolate and roasted caramel flavors. Light brown and nicely carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paulynine99 (21) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2001
a very solid brew from bells. not a knock-out in my book, but a full, nicely textured beer. yay for bells.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Iíd be tempted to agree with the label if I hadnít had Boyne River Brown. This is a noble brown ale, nonetheless, elegant and tasty to the last drop.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2001
Iím a fan of all Bells beers, this may be my personal 3rd favorite behind Oberon and 2 Hearted

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2002
This is a damn good brown. One of my favorites.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Ruddy brown, with lots of floaties and sediment for the style. Nose is sweet with maple sugar, nutty, and vaguely yeasty. Earthy, with an enjoyable bitterness, and a rather dry finish. A well executed brown.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2005 Dark amber color, big beige head. Caramel aroma. Flavor of caramel and nuts. Long nutty finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Super tiny bubbles & a tightly packed head. Nice cloudy brew. Rich malty notes with good hop presence on the aroma. Dark nutty notes followed by a very complex bitter finish which sweetened as I went down the glass. All that combined with an unbelieveable mouthfeel make for a surprisingly rich complexity for a brown ale


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