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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
Batch 7227. Hazy mahogany with a very small light tan head. Aroma of some brown sugar, nuts, and toasted malts. Taste is of toffee, nuts, sweet malts into a slightly sweet finish. Pretty good brown.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6850) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
This beer poured in chunks. There is what can almost be called debris floating around. Not pretty! Other than that is is a nice medium brown color and has a very pleasant aroma. Raisens are the most prominent but some malt is also in there. Flavor is also malty sweetness and bitter, too. I really enjoyed this beer except for the dregs. They are very prominent and both float and sink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2006
(Not sure if this was skunky or not, but here goes.) Pours a cloudy murky brown color with almost no head, although a ring of beige did appear on top for a brief second or two. Aroma is very malty with slight hints of bitter lemon. Taste is bitter and slightly sour with lots of malts present. Slight hints of nuts(pecans) and lemon juice present as well. Very carbonated. iíve had this beer before and canít remember this tasting so bitter/sour, which makes me question if this was from a bad batch or not. Will rerate at a later time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2006
From Bottle. Reddish brown, molasses colored pour with a light even layer of tan head. Rich, caramely aroma is blended nicely with raisins and toasted hazelnuts. Iím getting hungry for some Louisiana pecan pie. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, but the carbonation level is just right to give it a bit of a creamy feel at the same time. The initial flavor is a bit astringent, as a peanut skin bitterness jumps out right away. This quickly recedes into a nice balance of malts and spice. I especially enjoy the Belgian spice characters that are present from the initial taste to the palate residue. Nutty smack of almond bark and pecans. This is an amazing brown ale in that it brings a nice spice and dark fruit character to the table, rather than simply deliver the expected flavor of nutty toast. Thanks, Tom!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours reddish brown with light tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is mild with roasted malts and a light-burnt caramel finish. Very drinkable, but I wouldnít say the experience was jaw-dropping.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
this isnít a bad beer or very hard to drink, good brownish color, pleasant spice aroma and smooth taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Sweet malt aroma along with some spices as well. Brown body with a tan head and some lacing. Flavor ahad a spicyness along with a good malt mixture and rich. This was smooth and enjoyable to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Brown with a thick brown head.Sweet malty aroma and flavor with roasty nuts and caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2006
poured brown with some red, average head and lacing. sweet malt aroma, slightly nutty taste. very pleasant and my idea of a session beer since i can enjoy a lot more than a lager.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Oak brown with a small cap of tan head. Wonderfully toasty sweet malt aroma. Like freshly crushed biscuit malt. I would love ot know how they get that aroma to stay so fresh. A bit of earthly hops fill out the aroma. Lots of great carmel bourbon notes. Soft and sweet. A really fantastic and unique brown. As a homebrewer, the beautiful fresh malt character of this beer is such an instinctively appealing conection to the aromatic first runnings from a mash. I wish I had bought a few more.


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