Serious Eats picked this beer as its favorite American brown ale: (h/t Jay Brodsky)
He'Brew Messiah Bold New York, 5.65% ABV
Don't be put off by the puns on the label--this could really be "the beer you've been waiting for." This nutty-scented, deep ruby-brown beer is everything we liked about the other brown ales without their flaws. Deeply flavored but not heavy, smooth and mellow but not sweet: this beer is balanced, rich, and complex. A hoppy brightness peeks out from under the coffee, cinnamon, and walnut flavors.