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RATINGS: 1339   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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4.7
AJK9600 (20) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Outdoors, mid 40s temps, poured into a frosted mug. Small fire going. This beer is excellent for the situation described. Deep flavors with a superb hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
MarkSachon (1048) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This ranks as one of the best browns out there. Smooth and malty, all perfectly balanced.

4.6
hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Best brown ale I’ve ever had by a long margin. Nose is bread crust/bread pudding, raisin. Flavor is same with mild toffee and caramel, mild piney hops, more crust/toasty bread, faint cocoa.

4.5
vanabbema99 (13) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2001
This is my favorite Brown Ale; I'm never disappointed by Bell's, and recommend all their beers.

4.5
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Ludacris to say that Newcastle is better or even as good as this brown. It truly is the best.

4.5
rl5am (3) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2012 does not count
Dark beer with a nice pillow head. Subtle cereal and burnt caramel taste with a slightly bitter finish. Great american brown ale that isn’t super hoppy.

4.5
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours dark amber brown with a large light beige head. Smells a little toasty with hints of toffee. Taste is toasted and toffee with a tiny touch of bitterness. Light-to-medium bodied with a smooth, slick texture and lightly fizzy mouth-carbonation, Bells Best Brown Ale finishes with a smooth sweetness that is very satisfying.

4.5
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Aroma: caramel and sweet malt. Appearance: deep brown but almost no head. Taste: sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate. Palate: full and a nice finish. Overall: everything I like in a brown ale.

4.5
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a lovely amber brown with a creamy white colored head. Has a nice subtle aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Has a very easy going taste of brown sugar. Leaves a some what sweet after taste.


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