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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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle What a nice beer,from a great brewery Malty and hoppy without either taking over. Very slightly sweet. Nice cloudy, brown appearance in the glass. Yet another winner from Bellís.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2003
I will keep this simple...the best american brown hands down.... It has hints of caramel and a faint smokiness. Oh so smooth and malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Dark amber brown with a frothy head. Nutty aroma with maybe a hint of cocoa. Lots of malt in the flavor with nut and cream here and there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a chestnut brown color with darker shades with a good frothy white head. The aroma is nutty and malty, accompanied by caramel and tree bark. The flavor is also very malty and oaty, wtih a nutty caramel finish, along with some cola and a slight presence of hops.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours out a hazy deep amber/brown color with a great frothy head. Aroma is bitter and sharp with sweet notes and some what funky. The flavor I get is bitter nuts with faint caramel. Alcohol evident and finishes dry. Seems to be a simple one dimensional brew. I donít understand it, I was expecting a much better product. I will try it again and re-rate in a few weeks to if I got a bad bottle or I may be off tonight.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
16 oz. can. Poured dark brown with off white head. Nice lacing. Malty smell and taste. Nutty aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Subtle aroma, pours brown in color, about what you would expect from an iced tea. A thick head that settles and leaves just a slight foam at the top. Tastes íroastedí, and leaves a somewhat dry feeling aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Pours a dark, transparent brown. Slight but lasting foamy white head. Small nose of coco and malt. Malty, chocolate, otherwise simple flavor. A good brown ale, but not a great one. Mouth feel is too carbonated, and kills any complexity that this might have. I could drink several of these, but I thought this would be better.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
This beer pours a bright copper color with a foamy, off-white head. It has nice head retention and lacing. It has a light citrus hoppy aroma with a hint of toasted malts. The taste is malty and bready with a nice hop finish. Very enjoyable and refreshing. It is lightly carbonated, the body leaves a bit to be desired, but itís still quite delicious. I would serve this with a mushroom swiss burger or a meatloaf-yum!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2007
translucent medium brown. malty/nutty with a medium-light body. toasty finish. a tasty one


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