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RATINGS: 1344   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light, well, brown, with a fair amount of yeast sediment and head. Nice, malty aroma, with strong notes of nuts and caramel. The flavor has similar notes, with some added hints of coffee and fruit, and a touch of hops. "Solid" comes to mind when describing this beer - itís very well-made and a great example of the style, but not particularly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Good solid fall beer. Leave the pumpkin this and the pumpkin that for the pumpkin heads and settle in with an original fall beer style. An excellent interpretation of a brown and an easy drinking one at that. A little bit hoppier and a little less maltier than a lot of browns makes this very smooth, though I would have preferred a lil more malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 Another great Bells offering. Nice balance. Medium brown pour and medium head. If you donít know what yo want - choose Bells

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. This stuff is so easy to drink! Very nice hints of roasted malts, toffee, nutty and a mild sweetness. it sits so well on the palate. This is soooo good...I have been on such a brown ale and porter kick lately.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigben873 (220) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Aroma - Light malty aroma Appearance - Medium brown, clear, almost no head Taste - solid brown ale, Palate - medium body, smooth finish Overall - A solid brown ale; a first for me, a Bellís beer I actually really like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Sweet malty aroma with woody notes.Light brown in color with a small but persistant white head. Nutty malty flavor on a thick body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2005
JohnC, jcalabre, does this guy KNOW who he is??? Well, heís 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I donít like brown ales. But this is the genius of Bellís - if you make nearly perfect product, how can someone not like it. A little richer and creamier than most brown, this is so beautiful in both the throat and mouth that it is bringing a tear to my eye! Enjoy!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Aroma is a little odd... a little too much piney hops and some earthy malt. Flavor is better balanced... starting out with nuts and roasted chocolate malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and dry maltiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Dark reddish in color. Nice head. Smooooth. Such a wonderful beer. I wish all beers were like this.


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