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RATINGS: 1304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

psuCE03's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Dark amber brown with a frothy head. Nutty aroma with maybe a hint of cocoa. Lots of malt in the flavor with nut and cream here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3475) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
9 oct 2015, tap. Dark Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasted bread. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, toast, copper malt. Nice but not very "brown."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
UncleKorm (1107) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle poured a murky orange-copper hue w/ small white diminishing head. Light nutty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are almond skins, apricot, cardboard, and toast. Highly carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Hazy deep mahogany amber with a thin light beige cap. Nutty and semiearthy sweet nose. Smooth autumnal flavors on the palate with maple leaves, brown malt, hazelnuts and almonds, gentle earthy chocolate, and a touch of toasted biscuit. Really nice brown, admittedly. Could do with more chocolate but I love the nuttiness so much I’m willing to forgive it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2738) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with white head. Nutty, malty, toast aromas. Malty, roasty, nutty, toffee flavors. One of the best brown ales I’ve had in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (277) - - OCT 2, 2015
12os bottle. 8/21/15 package date (41 days old). Appearance: Brown with reddish tint, murky, with a thick mousse like tan head with great lacing. Head holds for a long time. Aroma: Toast, caramel, chocolate, with a hint of toast and resinous hops. Hop/malt combination gives off some caramelized pepper aromas. Taste: Rich toasted bread, with some roasted chocolate and hints of licorice. Moderately strong bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light body, almost thin, with a moderate carbonation. Finish: Malty toast and roasted flavors linger. Malt forward. Overall: Amazing appearance with the mousse foam head that never dissipates, and a really nice complex aroma. Taste is on point, mouthfeel a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1324) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours a rich copper color with a slight sweet malt aroma. Taste is clean, smooth, easy drinking. Flavors of light caramel, toast, a bready aftertaste that lingers on the palate. A minimal bitter aftertaste, felt I had to really concentrate to discern it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Creamy head red, brown body. Nutty. dry grainy rich. Creamy body one of the better browns today.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (157) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours a medium brown with a thin off white head. Descent aroma of roasted nutty malts. Body is thin but not watery. Typical Brown ale. Smooth and refreshing. Not to thin nor too heavy. Good flavors of caramel and nuts. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (432) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12oz. Pours beautiful dark amber, off white, lovely head, lasting lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, some spice. Flavor is the same, with a slight hop bitterness to match the creamy mouthfeel. Really good, balanced brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light sweet malt, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

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