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RATINGS: 1340   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
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.

3.4
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

3.4
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Dark brown, decent head. Smells of malt, caramel, chocolate, and a bit of hops. Taste is caramel, chocolate, malt. A bit bitter but very smooth.

3.4
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Pour is deep mahoghany brown with a nice dense tan head...smell is sweet and oaky...lots of toasty wood notes...taste is sweet with not a lot of hop balance...

3.4
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
A classic brown ale: Sweet, fruity aroma; good brown color. Initial taste of fruity caramel. Aftertaste of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is a tad watery, otherwise simply terrific.

3.4
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Batch # 7166. Poured a dark brown. Sweet malty aroma. Good flavor. A good brew.

3.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (8150) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a large beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty with hints of cocoa and wood. . The flavor wass tangy and malty with notes of dry chocolate, wood, and a mild roasty undertone. Medium length finish. Medium body. Well made for it’s style.

3.4
chicagobears (476) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Reddish-brown. Roasted malt and smokey. Reminded me of some of the characteristics that the Kalamazoo stout has. Has hints of coffee and nuts. It finished on the dry side.

3.4
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Brown with a thick brown head.Sweet malty aroma and flavor with roasty nuts and caramel finish.

3.4
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
This beer poured in chunks. There is what can almost be called debris floating around. Not pretty! Other than that is is a nice medium brown color and has a very pleasant aroma. Raisens are the most prominent but some malt is also in there. Flavor is also malty sweetness and bitter, too. I really enjoyed this beer except for the dregs. They are very prominent and both float and sink.


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