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RATINGS: 1332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
12oz bottle. Brown with a small beige head. Aroma of doughy malts, coffee, vanilla and light citrus. Flavor is lots of malty bread dough with some light hop bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Solid brown ale, lrich and malty. The best ale I have had in 2013. An exceptionally good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1783) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Best Brown Ale has a thick, creamy, bone-colored head, and a tan or light-brown, turbid appearance, with a few lacing strings left behind. The aroma is of somewhat spicy, brown bread crust and nut oil. Taste is of sweet, slightly spicy, brown bread crust, tea, a touch of chocolate, and some low-to-medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Best Brown Ale finishes medium dry. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours brown...maybe a touch of ruby. About half finger khaki head. Okay retention, fair lacing. The beer is pretty, just wish it had better head on it.

Aroma is mild. Nutty, sweet, medium roasted malts. I smell pecans and hazelnuts.

Taste is nutty and smooth. Again, pecans and hazelnuts. Smooth, creamy. Just a touch of bitterness that might be pecan shell. There might be some caramel, very light cocoa.

Mouthfeel is medium body. Creamy, smooth. Finishes with light and lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is outstanding. Good all the way around. I absolutely recommend this, and I cant wait to have another one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle - Pours a dark amber to medium brown, white head. Smells of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and a hint of fruit. Flavors of a sweet malty base, a mild syrup, toffee, and a sort of skunk water to this particular one... mild hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color. Very malty easy drinking and full of flavor like vanilla and chocolate. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2016
nice velvet almost creamy brew that holds the flavor of tree bark and sweet caramel adulterated slightly with the broom. warming and smooth the beer becomes intense for a second and some hop emerges. foamy character adds to the pleasantries, the beer is a bit dense and therefore fuller. caramel and perhaps cocoa in the sweetness. satisfying , beery and lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a deep dark golden brown color. Aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, and touches of nuts, and coffee. Flavor has a nice blend of sweetness and coffee bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear light brown color, medium white head. Light malt and hops nose. Medium body with a nice malt flavor with a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (693) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Can pour from Wally’s. Aroma is sweet caramel, with some dark fruits and yeasty. Appearance is clear dark brown mahogany without sparkle with two-finger width light brown head that diminishes to ring with decent lacing. Taste is sweet toasted malt with caramel. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation with late lively zing to the tip of the tongue and sweet caramel finish. Overall, true to style but borders on unfinished side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours opaque brown with a creamy white head that holds well; spicy nose, nice palate - evocative of fall weather. Nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (493) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Light/medium aroma of sweeter malts, bit vanilla and a hint of caramel, still bit sour. Deep brown/red color with medium/small light beige head and hazy liquid. Medium balanced taste with malts and caramel, some syrup ans a hint of vanilla. Medium taste spectrum and medium soft aftertaste with a bit roasted malts. Light/medium body with light carbonation. Overall, good high quality flavors, although could be more punch both in flavor and body. This would be nice to see in 8.5% class.

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