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RATINGS: 1350   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Very good full flavor beer. Quite bitter. Strong aftertaste. Overall a very satisfying beer.


4.5
mjmoen (628) - - JAN 7, 2018
A-. Pours a dark brown color with khaki head. Toasty and smooth, not too heavy.

4.2
beern (238) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Pours amber-brown and translucent with a white head. Tastes of semi-sweet malt with a mild hop finish. It’s medium to light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation. On Style. Like the malt and the amber pour.

3.1
Iznogud (4730) - CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml from local deli in Brooklyn. Pours brown with small off-white head. Caramel, malty, some dried fruit, light nuts. Some toffee. Sweetish. Soft carbonation. Light+ bodied. Bit bland.

3.8
Livendadream (261) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2017 Btl pours a hazy light brown color with a big tan head that lingers leaving lots of lace on glass. Smells of caramel, bread, herbs and earth. Tastes of toffee, toast, malt and a bit of chocolate. Light to medium body, nice carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and sweet mouth coating finish. This is a very well balanced, smooth, easy to drink beer. Excellent!!

3.6
k0mpsa (3181) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Can. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma has caramel malts, raisins, some coffee. Balanced taste, caramel notes, raisins, smooth end.

3.5
wombat23 (2148) - Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy brown with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread, nuts. Taste follows nose, but has some citrus and pine characteristics. Good.

3.6
darbeer75 (1125) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Aroma: malty with some apple juice; Appearance: murky dark brown with creamy white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose; definitely malty with some slight bitterness/roastiness that saves it from being too sweet; Palate: medium body with long, malty/bitter finish; Overall: pretty good for a brown ale.

3.3
bconch (471) - - DEC 14, 2017
Nice nose of caramel and roasted malts. Slight bitter taste that finishes smooth. Not a big brown fan but this was nicely blended and easy drinking.

3.4
drjoeng (1466) - SINGAPORE - DEC 1, 2017
5.8%ABV. brown ale. Tapped out dark brown. 28ºSRM. Nose has some sweet roasted nut aroma. Caramel pecans. Mouthfeel is beery. Palate has dark wheat toast, roasted nuttiness, deeply browned barley bread, bread crusts. Hops are woody, piney, hint of citrus. Finish is medium with a citrus peel, piney flavor. Overall a hop-forward brown ale with not much of the usual characteristics of a brown ale, old leather, raw nuts and toast. More like a brown IPA or a hoppy ESB.

3.7
meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2017
even though it may be cookie time and the JCVD movie we are watching has Vincent Schiavelli doing an Indian accent, we still must rate the beer and catch up for the month. It is a nice example of an often mediocre style. It has a pleasant roasty malty smell with a lovely brown body suspended in a yellow horizon with a thin head. The taste is mild, subtle nuttiness and light chocolate maltiness. It is easy drinking and a great brown ale with a cool owl bottle cap. Good for an increasingly bizarre JCVD movie (now with mutual nudity and pervy grandmas!) and waiting for them cookies.


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