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RATINGS: 1319   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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3.8
OnTheTrail (520) - USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours rich medium brown, with thin tan head. Malty, toasty, spicy aroma. Taste cocoa malts, some spicy hops.

3.7
Dorkenstein (557) - - OCT 22, 2015
Nice aromas of bready malts, caramel, toffee, some plum/fig. Taste is toast, toffee and caramel. Some astrigencey and bitterness in the finish.

3.3
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Nice and drinkable. From a can. Not overly nutty which is just great for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
e303 (287) - - OCT 13, 2015
Really nice winter ale. Not sure how brown I consider it but still damn good. Malty and nutty with a slightly bitter finish. Great stuff as always from Bells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
9 oct 2015, tap. Dark Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasted bread. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, toast, copper malt. Nice but not very "brown."

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UncleKorm (1321) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle poured a murky orange-copper hue w/ small white diminishing head. Light nutty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are almond skins, apricot, cardboard, and toast. Highly carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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onceblind (9887) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Hazy deep mahogany amber with a thin light beige cap. Nutty and semiearthy sweet nose. Smooth autumnal flavors on the palate with maple leaves, brown malt, hazelnuts and almonds, gentle earthy chocolate, and a touch of toasted biscuit. Really nice brown, admittedly. Could do with more chocolate but I love the nuttiness so much I’m willing to forgive it.

3.8
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with white head. Nutty, malty, toast aromas. Malty, roasty, nutty, toffee flavors. One of the best brown ales I’ve had in a long time.

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TH28 (464) - - OCT 2, 2015
12os bottle. 8/21/15 package date (41 days old). Appearance: Brown with reddish tint, murky, with a thick mousse like tan head with great lacing. Head holds for a long time. Aroma: Toast, caramel, chocolate, with a hint of toast and resinous hops. Hop/malt combination gives off some caramelized pepper aromas. Taste: Rich toasted bread, with some roasted chocolate and hints of licorice. Moderately strong bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light body, almost thin, with a moderate carbonation. Finish: Malty toast and roasted flavors linger. Malt forward. Overall: Amazing appearance with the mousse foam head that never dissipates, and a really nice complex aroma. Taste is on point, mouthfeel a bit thin.

3.3
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours a rich copper color with a slight sweet malt aroma. Taste is clean, smooth, easy drinking. Flavors of light caramel, toast, a bready aftertaste that lingers on the palate. A minimal bitter aftertaste, felt I had to really concentrate to discern it.


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