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RATINGS: 1346   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours a medium brown with a thin off white head. Descent aroma of roasted nutty malts. Body is thin but not watery. Typical Brown ale. Smooth and refreshing. Not to thin nor too heavy. Good flavors of caramel and nuts. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12oz. Pours beautiful dark amber, off white, lovely head, lasting lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, some spice. Flavor is the same, with a slight hop bitterness to match the creamy mouthfeel. Really good, balanced brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6688) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light sweet malt, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hayden512 (35) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Poured from bottle into stein. Pours light brown with small white head. Smell is caramel, pine. Taste follows. Carmel malts, breads, hint of chocolate/coffee, spicy piney finish. Medium body. Medium carb. This is what a brown ale should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4614) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. The body is dark Amber, more Orange and hazy than usual for style. Mild malt aroma less to a much more robust flavor. Despite all the malt the hops keep this mildly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours deep caramel brown with white head. Aroma is big toffee, cocoa, caramel and coffee. Taste is much the same, semi-sweet with the caramel and cocoa at the forefront and the coffee receding a bit, maybe some hints of plum, fig and raisin. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Best brown ale Iíve ever had by a long margin. Nose is bread crust/bread pudding, raisin. Flavor is same with mild toffee and caramel, mild piney hops, more crust/toasty bread, faint cocoa.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
skatanarchy (212) - - AUG 31, 2015
벨스 브루어리 - 베스트 브라운 에일 5.8% ABV 부드럽고 크리미한 향이 맴도는 너티-토스티 한 브라운에일. 맥아의 느낌이 주를 이루며 편안하게 마실 수 있는 깊어가는 가을의 브라운에일. 작명이 너무 깬다.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2482) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown bread, fruity esters. Flavor is quite malty, liquid brown bread. Just a hint of grassy bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy bubbly dark amber-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, spices, brown sugar, some hops and nuts. Tastes of malt with some nuts and a mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied.


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