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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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3.2
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Poured brown in color with a khaki head. Had a malty aroma. Had a nutty/sweet palate and flavor.

3.9
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2002
sourness in nose but a dry nutty flavor. The beer is medium bodied and has a pleasant palette.

3.4
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
Subdued aroma and flavor, but very clean and refreshing. Not too heavy, but like all Bell’s beers, very satisfying.

3
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours light brown. Nose of nuts, brown sugar, molasses and a hint of raisin. Thin taste of oak, malt, caramel and toast. Not very sweet or bitter; just an average brew.

2.9
iceman15658 (144) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle To Glass. Faint aroma, Maybe a bit of chocolate as well in the aroma.. Semi Sweet flavor and has bit of a strong finish. Malty taste that is smooth in the mouth.

3.5
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
12oz bottle poured in pint glass. Color is an outstanding copper brown, head is thin and disappears quickly. Aroma is slightly roasty with nut and doughy undertones. Smells good but a little light. Taste is somewhat bitter and full of roasty, bready goodness. Texture and body is a little thin but finishes nicely. Solid beer for under $2 a bottle.

3.8
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle to a pint glass. Pours a rich brown, with minimal, white head that sticks around. Chocolate, caramel on the nose. Very smooth brown ale. Easy drinking, great beer to enjoy on a cold day.

3.4
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
dark brown in color medium tan head. taste of roasted malts. slight sourness in aftertaste. very enjoyable

3.3
lweiberg (139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Doesn’t linger as long as I’d like and it doesn’t have a pervasive, tastebud-taxing taste like, for instance, Three Floyd’s’ Robert the Bruce, which would be about the same price per six-pack ($7.99 plus tax). Tasty in general and a nice brew but not really worth the money.

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shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Dark with a lite tan head. lots of malt and even a little floating around. Nice aroma.


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