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RATINGS: 1347   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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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle purchased at the old brewery about 2 weeks ago. Bright copper color, with a small head. Very apparent oxidation in the nose; lots of sherry and wet cardboard, with light malts, honey....etc...but not much besides oxidation. Oxidation is less present in the flavor, thankfully, which I usually tend to experience in my tasting. Honey and dark malt flavors. The oxidation ruined the beer. I wouldnít rate it, except that I purchased it the brewery a week or so ago.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Thin head, light brown. Malty aroma, nutty, buttery, and toasted. Nutty taste, slightly oxidized. Medium body. Clean finish, very fleeting taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1692) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Murky, medium brown appearance with a thin head. Toasted malt aroma, a little woody, some toffee as well. Nicely carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt taste, slightly buttery, some nuttiness, lightly hopped. Sweetness lingers through the finish, along with the hops becoming more pronounced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Brown amber in color. Nice malty and green apple nose. Slight green apple taste sweetented by brown sugur and carmel with a small hint of some kind of flower. A great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Dark brown color. Sediments of a well crafted beer floated around in the bottle and amused my eyes as it poured into the glass. Nuts, caramel malt, dark roasted malts, contributed to a very dry and oily package. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, A lot of character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Dark amber with a large full tan head. Big roasted malts in the aroma, and some chocolate present. Great roasty and sweet malt flavor. Full bodied with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7806) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Blue Max Liquors, Burnsville, Mn - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sediment filled dark orange to light brown with a thin, but sticky mocha colored head. Delectably sweet, chocolately aroma with some burnt marshmallow notes in there as well. Delicous nutty flavor some caramel, roasted marshmallows and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Another winner from Bellís.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
last enniskillen hook up of the day.the body was a semi-murky brown.aroama was sweet malt.the flavor was very sweet as well.almost like grape kool-aid.interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Caramel, crystal malt, and a sugary candy-like aroma. Body is a nice light brown, with and nicely forming head. Taste is a little fruity for a brown, with light caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Ok here we have a rather hi-abv brown ale. The color of which is truly brown, with lots of little floaties. Aroma is very nutty, perhaps brazil nut or hazel nut -- itís one or another of those big nuts that look like a guyís "nuts" (testicles). Anyway, the flavor is ok but way too soft-malty shallow and sweet-alcohol tainted for me, perhaps because I come from a land that hardly knows the joys of autumn -- in MN we skip from late summer to early winter. Perhaps it is for this reason that my appreciation of this beer has taken a similar skip. Still an ok product.


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