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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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3.5
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
bottle. hazy brown colour with a tinge of orange. small off-white head. aroma is quite hoppy along with crystal malt, perfumey. starts out fairly sweet and follows through with some nuttiness. Good balance.

2.3
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Oh Bells, what happened here. Taste was not good enough to take notes. I had such high hopes that were quickly dashed by the taste.

3.6
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 12oz - Appealing nutty aroma with toffee and carmel. Pours brown with decent off-white head with subtle lacing. Flavor is nutty and toasted malt. The toffee and carmel show up in the finish. Palate is creamy and smooth. A really nice brown.

3.6
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2005
JohnC, jcalabre, does this guy KNOW who he is??? Well, he’s one damn fine trader -- threw this in as an "extra." Very nice brown ale: brown (duh) mild, yet fairly complex (for the style) flavors that consisted of roasted malts, caramel, and nuts. Thanks, John!

3.4
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2005
brownish rootbeer appearance...aroma was weak when cold, but opened up a lot as it warmed...sugars and hops abound, as well as nuts and some roasted malts...flavor was very sugary and malty, with a definite kick of hops...

3.5
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 12 oz Bottle Rich and malty, hops are more absent. Beautiful rich amber brown color and a good head, nice froth. Smacks a littler bitter, but has a toasty, nutty finish.

3.9
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Another great brown ale. Sweet brown sugar, vague hops. Good toasted malt & brown sugar flavor. Slightly herbal finish

3.8
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottle, thanks to jcalabre. Silty orange-ish brown with decent head, malty nut tinged aroma. Good malt character, lots of other flavors including nuts, roasty caramel and a nice bite in the finish. Very nice, one of the better examples of this style.

3.7
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Dark brown with big fluffy head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavor is pretty complex with nuts,roasted malt and caramel. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very long aftertaste.

3.8
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Thin, slightly yellowish head. Dark brown body with some very dark red light showing through it. Aroma is malty and earthy with walnuts and socks. Maybe a touch of honey. Mouthfeel is full of carbonation. Also some bread and roasted coffee. Some toffee and slight bubblegum in the finish. Thanks MrFacto for this great brown.


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