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RATINGS: 1346   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
chicagobears (469) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Reddish-brown. Roasted malt and smokey. Reminded me of some of the characteristics that the Kalamazoo stout has. Has hints of coffee and nuts. It finished on the dry side.

3.6
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Very hazy light brown-red pour with a light tan head. Toasty nutty aroma, some coffee beans in there somewhere...hazlenut coffee. The flavor is nutty and perhaps a bit soapy. Itís malty over the tounge with a clean finnish.

3.6
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Oranegy brown in color, with thin to average head. Aromas of citrus at first, caramel near middle. Sweet malt taste not too overly complex but well done.

3.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a large beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty with hints of cocoa and wood. . The flavor wass tangy and malty with notes of dry chocolate, wood, and a mild roasty undertone. Medium length finish. Medium body. Well made for itís style.

3.1
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Just an average beer from these guys. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thin tan head. Not much up front a little watery. Hints of bitter dark fruit and spiced nuts throught the middle with a pleasent finish. Lets face it brown ales arenít the best starting points for big flavorfull beers, this is well crafted and to style.

3.8
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2006
12oz bottle. #7166. Dark and yet clear. Dark tea color. Minimal off-white head. Citrusy aroma. Cherries, strawberries, chocolate and vanilla. Toasty. Lively yet heavy. Full bodied and more so dry. More coffee malt notes. More sharp than the Tilburg I had before this. More hop driven as well. And heavier. Still nice cola-esque

3.8
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 12oz bottle.#8212. A nutty, fruity mix. Its as toasty as any malts ive ever tasted. Candy sweet to the finish. An amazing brown ale. It beats the hell outta Newcastle.

3.4
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Batch # 7166. Poured a dark brown. Sweet malty aroma. Good flavor. A good brew.

3.8
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
"Poured a cloudy brown color with a good head. Smelled of hops. Flavor had a good mix of maltsand hops. Carbonated mouthfeel. Very good beer, and Great for a brown ale. "

3.4
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
A classic brown ale: Sweet, fruity aroma; good brown color. Initial taste of fruity caramel. Aftertaste of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is a tad watery, otherwise simply terrific.


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