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RATINGS: 1347   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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 04/02/1998
Source: Ale Atlanta

Appearance: cloudy brown,
Aroma: earthy maly aroma,
Flavor: slightly sweet flavor, malty, light, oxidized

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Darkish, red orange, clear appearance with an ivory head. Mildly nutty, toffee, caramel malty flavor. Easy drinking, toffee-centric, caramel malty flavor. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10484) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Clear brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor with notes of yeast, caramel, roasted malt and fruits. Ends bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours deep brown color with some floaties and excellent head. Aroma of malt, toffee, some hops, and cognac. Tastes malty, sweet, with a nice roasty toffee finish. Very complex as with all Bellís beers. A top notch brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2009
TAP: brown pour, rich caramel aroma with some hop character, flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, and a little dry on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby hued brown with a medium to large creamy white head that deflates rather quixckly. Nice toasty nutty malt with a vinous fruit note with a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, quite smooth, nice and malty and a bit nutty. Finishes up with a smooth bitterness. A touch on the sweet side, but really tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10048) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
On tap at Hop Leaf Chicago (second visit). Dark brown, light brown head. Toasty malty aroma, hints of fruity esters. Toasty malt flavours, also a creamy nuttiness(macadamia?), with hints of hard-to-pin-down fruity undertones. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10045) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
355 ml bottle thanks to Schroppfy, on December 30, 2009
Cloudy dark brown color, firt pours were clear though, tan head. Subtle fruity and sweet malty scent. Acidic, caramel, malty, dryish taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium dryish bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Pours a clear brown with a nice tan head. Terriffic lacing. Aromas of molasses, maple syrup, caramel malt, and hazelnuts. Sort of watery mouthfeel with lots of roasted malt and nutty flavors. Long lasting, dry, sort of Brazil nut bitter aftertaste. A solid brown ale but not anything extraordinary.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9960) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
This brown ale poured with a thin beige head and a toffee aroma. The flavor is raisins and nuts with a bit of chocolate. There is a slightly bitter dry finish.


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