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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
12 oz bottle. Medium brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, very sweet. Sweet malt to start with a nutty finish. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle poured into pint glass. True to itís name, this is a dark brown beer with a paper-thin light brown head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is rich caramel and chocolate. The taste follows the nose, though it seems a bit less rich than the scent. Smooth, ever-so-slightly creamy feel. I would have hoped for a bit more taste, but otherwise a pretty decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
found this hiding in Waynes Deli in Muskegon, while i was home, it was rich and bitter and rather malty, the "best" quality of it was the nutty flavor that was running around in the beer, i think the word best should be taken out of the title, it was ok but not the best

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Copper, quite clear, tan-straw creamy head. Malty aroma, caramel and sweet. Mostly dry, a little sweetness. Some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RxForHealth (180) - - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle reviewed. Light brown pour. Modest head. Nice roasted aroma. Tastes of chocolate and cocoa, but mild. Nice long finish. Well crafted, would rebuy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2001
A small, rich aroma and a murky brown appearance with a tiny head. A nice dry taste and solid hop finish. A good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pours a cloudy brown. Hopefully bottle conditioned as some others have commented. A finger deep tan head that quickly disappears. Some lacing left on the glass. Caramel and butterscotch ore present on the tongue but I also notice a slight metallic flavor. Nice mouth feel. I would like to try a fresher sample of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Clear dark amber pour with a rather thin off white head. Pleasant chocolatey aroma. Malt/chocolate flavor with well carbonated mouthfeel and a very slightly sweet finish. Nice example of a well crafted american brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours a very deep brown with complex-for-a-brown smell of autumn. Good malt flavor and texture. Quality beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Bought a six pack of bottles Thanksgiving í06. Pours dark brown, with light head. I found this beer to be quite drinkable.


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