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RATINGS: 1342   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown with red hues. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Tatse is very well balanced of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, cocoa and caramel, offset perfectly with hops. Great brown ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRiddoch (11) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 Oz. Bottle poured. Reddish brown with a nice tan head. I could smell the fruit and caramel while I poured. Nice solid taste of plum with a hint of chocolate. Nice smooth aftertaste. Great fall beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to pub glass. Pours rich brown. Nice thick head that goes away rather soon. Light sweet taste. Almost creamy on the palate. Overall is a great beer. Has some awesome malt flavor. A great brown beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvanFriend (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
One of my favorite brown ales. Not too thin, well balanced - not overly sweet or overly hoppy like many brown ales can be. An excellent beer in a style that is all too rarely done well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Brown pour, small tan head. Slightly cloudy (this is bottle conditioned, so not surprising). Great english malt aroma paired with nutty, malt, and maybe a bit of coffee. Taste is much the same. Some toasty bread as well. Very dry and smooth finisher. A new favorite brown...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
apperance: on first pour shows a deep amber color with a slight haze about it. Above avg carbonation with a nice foam head that lingers around the glass until the bitter end. : nice hardy malt aroma with some roasted malts and toffee coming throught. Taste: malts and roasted malts with some bitterness at end Mouthfeel: slightly heavy mouthfeel coarse on finish overall: pleasent tasting, good looking beer a good beer to drink aver a long session. This beer also works well in cooking and barbeque sauces.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Aroma of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, buterscotch. Dark brown with traces of red color, still opaque enough to barely see through. Dark beige 1/2" foamy head. Smoooooth entry, rich, roasted complex. Hints of chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, and then some slight hoppy bitterness towrads the end, I suppose its slightly balanced in the favor of sweetness, but the hops added were a very nice choice. Mouthfeel is syrupy, thick, clingy which all add to the long aftertaste. Medium bodied , and deliscious. Impossible to have just one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmohr (39) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a nice brown, decent head. Taste is slightly malty, smooth and warm. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Great Brown Ale! Nice nutty, roast flavor. For some reason the carbonation really jumped out at me and I liked it with such a deep earthy flavor. Fantastic from start to finish!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (726) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours an opaque brown with a small tan head. Aroma is rich roasted malts and for some reason Iím picking up some faint tobacco. Taste is very malty up front with tinges of dark chocolate going into a molasses sweetness. The finish is a roasted and mellowed bitterness. Great beer.


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