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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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours a mahogony brown with some cloudiness from yeast. Pillowy head presents a slighty weak nose of nutty sweetness and light smoke. Flavor is a procession of malty goodness, evoking hazelnut and pecan, followed by a building dryness characterized mostly by a smoky smooth finish. I am not partial at all to brown ales, but this is an excellent achievement for the type.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Very good. Has a really nice hoppy flavor. One of the best Browndaddies Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle. Pour was a cloudy dull red color with 3+ fingers of head. Brown sugar and malt is the dominate flavor, with hints of carmel, slightly bitter hops, and toffee. Very enjoyable brown ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Thick head when poured. Aroma was smooth. Brown, mahogany in color. Lightly sweet, medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation and a nice bitter finish. I greatly enjoyed this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle, Pours brown amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet eathy malty caramel, coffee, faint chocolate and light hops. Taste is oak woody caramel, toffee, chocolate with a light hoppy finish. Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Not my favorite style of beer of this is a decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Mini Keg aroma- caramel roasted malts, sugar, some yeast, grass. pours ruby amber, nice resilient head. taste is rich roasted malt, sugar, brown sugar, some coffee hints, rye, dry malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (171) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
I was lured into purchasing a 12 pack of this because of an alluring price ($15) and the gorgeous new packaging and label. You see they still have the great horned owl, but now itís fall, not winter. The owl sits on a tree limb in a forest of autumnal orange splendor. This artwork was very appealing to me, thus the purchase. The beer itself is very good. Malty with a hint if bitterness. Dry mouthfeel. Pretty satisfying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Not a big fan of the style. Light brown with a thin head. Very roasty (seems like victory or biscuit malt). Lightly hopped and very drinkable. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle - Pours hazy dark brown with quite a bit of visible sediment and a thin white head. Smell is malty sweet with a touch of cocoa and caramel. Palate is somewhat watery and thin with a good amount of carbonation. A touch of malty sweetness in the upfront taste. Follow through is somewhat sour, bitter hops. A touch of dried fruit and alcohol warming in the aftertaste. Overall, an okay brown ale, but I will definitely be exploring more in this style before giving it another try.


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