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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (2038) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Very nutty and happy tasting brown ale. A little dry. Good though. Nice appearance.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Amber in color, with sediment visible through out. Two finger head, brown in color, again with sediment speckled throughout. Decent flavor, would enjoy this beer again.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Caramel, crystal malt, and a sugary candy-like aroma. Body is a nice light brown, with and nicely forming head. Taste is a little fruity for a brown, with light caramel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
last enniskillen hook up of the day.the body was a semi-murky brown.aroama was sweet malt.the flavor was very sweet as well.almost like grape kool-aid.interesting.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Just an average beer from these guys. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thin tan head. Not much up front a little watery. Hints of bitter dark fruit and spiced nuts throught the middle with a pleasent finish. Lets face it brown ales arenít the best starting points for big flavorfull beers, this is well crafted and to style.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 10, 2006
12oz Bottle: pours brown with some reddish orange notes. Small wisp of an offwhite head. Light hairspray aroma with a touch of chocolate. Flavor is somewhat earthy with a moderate roastiness. Finishes dry. Too dry for me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
this isnít a bad beer or very hard to drink, good brownish color, pleasant spice aroma and smooth taste

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2006
(Not sure if this was skunky or not, but here goes.) Pours a cloudy murky brown color with almost no head, although a ring of beige did appear on top for a brief second or two. Aroma is very malty with slight hints of bitter lemon. Taste is bitter and slightly sour with lots of malts present. Slight hints of nuts(pecans) and lemon juice present as well. Very carbonated. iíve had this beer before and canít remember this tasting so bitter/sour, which makes me question if this was from a bad batch or not. Will rerate at a later time.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle. Pours a nice tea-brown with weak lacing. Aroma is raisin with coppery cherry. Flavor features a smoky toffee with an acidic coffee finish. Palate is coating. Overall, itís a great brew but gets low marks in that category because I found it hard to finish a 12 oz.


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