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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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (589) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2016
[email protected], from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Light/medium aroma of sweeter malts, bit vanilla and a hint of caramel, still bit sour. Deep brown/red color with medium/small light beige head and hazy liquid. Medium balanced taste with malts and caramel, some syrup ans a hint of vanilla. Medium taste spectrum and medium soft aftertaste with a bit roasted malts. Light/medium body with light carbonation. Overall, good high quality flavors, although could be more punch both in flavor and body. This would be nice to see in 8.5% class.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1347) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Deep amber brown pour. Huge chunky head. Aroma and flavor of toasted malt, cinnamon, cocoa powder, wet cardboard, black pepper. Feels watery. Dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Can at home while in Jacksonville. Pours a murky dark Amber with an off white head. Sweet, lightly nutty caramel aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Some toffee, light hazelnut, light lemon, a little wood, some metal. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (7225) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy hazel, quite small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is roasty, caramel, a hint of nuts and dark bread, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, roasty, a hint of smoky coffee. Light body, a bit watery feeling, hint of acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (341) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 Pours a slightly hazy orange with an off white head. Slight aromas of caramel and malt. Taste the same with some nutty notes. Very nice beer. Light on the palate. Some lacing in the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (431) - Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2015
From the bottle before is clear and a nice orange and red hued color with a medium head that dissipates a little quick, the aroma is nutty, almost like almonds, with malty notes. The taste is immediately rich a good toasted malt taste. It is not a deep beer with complex flavors, but it is a solid brown that highlights all the flavors a brown ale should have.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (1019) - Delaware, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Dark amber appearance, superb head. Caramel malty aroma. Tastes of balanced malt.. a hint of cocoa, solid mouthfeel. Great!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (1207) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
bottle. Poured clear dark amber with a tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Roasted malt flavour, sweet and a touch smokey, notes of coffee and molasses.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Poured from a can that they were selling dirt cheap 4pks at the store today. Extremely foamy when I poured into a glass. Dark amber to mahagony hue with tan/vanilla colored head, once it went down. Smells a bit stale but still pick up some nut, caramel and coffee tones. Weird type of bitterness on the finish, almost acidic. Not the greatest brown ale, probably not the freshest either.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1482) - - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt aroma with nutty and some cocoa. Pours caramel brown colored with a thin white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with excellent caramel sweetness and good nutty flavors. Finishes smooth with good hop flavors to balance the malt and a bit of cocoa. Excellent brown!


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