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RATINGS: 1291   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a nice brown, decent head. Taste is slightly malty, smooth and warm. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (564) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Best brown ale Iíve ever had by a long margin. Nose is bread crust/bread pudding, raisin. Flavor is same with mild toffee and caramel, mild piney hops, more crust/toasty bread, faint cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
skatanarchy (176) - - AUG 31, 2015
벨스 브루어리 - 베스트 브라운 에일 5.8% ABV 부드럽고 크리미한 향이 맴도는 너티-토스티 한 브라운에일. 맥아의 느낌이 주를 이루며 편안하게 마실 수 있는 깊어가는 가을의 브라운에일. 작명이 너무 깬다.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1519) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown bread, fruity esters. Flavor is quite malty, liquid brown bread. Just a hint of grassy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy bubbly dark amber-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, spices, brown sugar, some hops and nuts. Tastes of malt with some nuts and a mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (960) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. 12oz bottle from Old Town. Aromas of molasses, caramel, cacao, brown sugar and toasted malts. Medium body, sweet on the palate. Nice smooth rich finish that is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (702) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
on draft poured into a pint glass..chestnut color with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,brown sugar,nuts..not a big fan of brown ales but this one wasnít bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (1081) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
16 oz can. I've had this several times before but never rated it somehow. The pour is a definite reddish brown, thin, with a decently thick very light tan head and some good lace. The aroma is a little metallic for some reason, but I've picked this up on many browns. A light caramel is present and a decent roast is present. The flavor is more roasty malt and light caramel. That's about all that's there. The mouth feel is pretty surprisingly decent. Moderate thickness and a carbonation that is a bit light but much more body than I was expecting. The aftertaste isn't bad. Quick and lightly malty but quick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (441) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Excellent. The aroma is lots of malty brand flaky goodness, but the taste is off the hook! Taste is of rich malt flavors: brand flakes, cereal, toasted malt and brown sugar. Finish is probably the best part with a smooth, soft, and yet full body mouth feel. This is a bench mark for other brown ales. Good luck ladies and gents...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (809) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy brown color with small beige head. Sweet aroma hinting at caramel malt. Flavor is sweet with predominantly caramel malt notes but also some chocolate. Slight bit of bitterness barely detectable in the finish. Medium bodied. Damn good for a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (376) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of malt with subtle nut. Flavor is malt, nut, and subtle caramel.

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