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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Pours a murky brown with a biege head. Sweet malty aroma. Hazelnut, coffee, and fruit on the tongue. Nice lingering aftertaste. A really good brown ale. Brown ales are not my favorite styles, but this one was good. Like a milder version of Rogueís Hazelnut Brown.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
12oz. Bottle: Smelled a bit fruity and malty. Nice dark brown/red color. Perfect kakhi head. Some lacing. Tasted of choclate, nuts, malt. A little sweet. Pretty good drink. Strange finish. Overall, an ok brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A good brown ale that pours dark and murky with a small head. You can taste the hops and there sweet nutty notes as well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmokeyJ (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2004
An impressive product from Kalamazoo...go figure. This is one of my favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2004
On tap at Chevy's in Champaign, IL on 3/31/2004. Appearance, dark amber with a decent head and very good lace. The aroma was of hops. The flavor was sweet, nutty, and a nice hop finish with a good amount of Ale fruit notes. The body was nice and rich. Overall, pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6437) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2004
Poured a dark ruby color with a small off white head and some lacing. Caramel malt and bready aroma. Sweet malt, almost cloying, slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a decent brown.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2004
Brown with a small white head. Super cloudy, with miscellaneous-sized floaties everywhere. I don't know why, but these beers that appear like a sample of Lake Michigan water look delicious to me. Rather light aroma of caramel malts and grapefruit. Interesting blend of sweet, chewy malts with a pronounced hop bitterness that is spicy. Finish of sweet malts and some ripened fruit (plums, dates). Rather highly carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
Light brown with orange tint. Light head. Intersting tasting brown with a slight sour edge to the flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Very nice carmal malt scents. A little bit of hop on the nose. Pours a medium orange/brown color with a thick off-white head. A bit cloudy, too. A sweet sugary nut flavor with a clean hop finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mc5 (11) - USA - MAR 29, 2004
Nice dark appearance and a chocolate/caramel nose. A roasted malt nut flavor that was really good but not as good as expected from the aroma. Still a very nice brown.


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