Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. A pretty good looking beer. It comes out a pretty amber caramel color, it's not completely clear, but close. There's a light brown head that sticks around and clings to the glass the entire time the beer is there.
I like the smell a lot. The roasted malts produce toffee and caramel aromas with the slightest hint of coco powder. There is a very feint hop aroma here. It's not very strong and you really have to wait awhile for it to warm up, but it's good.
The taste is probably a slight step up. It has all the features as the smell, but the tongue can pick up a little more than the nose on this one. It's got the caramel and toffee with slight coco, but there's also a a tea like spiciness to it. Again a very slight hop presence to it.
The mouthfeel is good, but it could be better. It's lighter in body than I expected, it could certainly be a little more full, I tend to prefer a slightly more full brown ale. The carbonation level is very good, and it's a very drinkable beer.
I think Bell's did did a stellar job at making a brown ale. I don't know if I'd call this the "Best Brown" ale I've ever had, but it's pretty tasty.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2011 01:21:12 | More by AndyAvalanche
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4.2/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Thick off white head that dissipated quickly. Medium lacing. Dark brown in color.
S- Roasted nuts and hints of caramel. Slightly earthy.
T- Slight hop bitterness up front with plums, toasted bread through mid palate and finishing with roasted nut and caramel sweetness
M- Light bordering on medium body, creamy and dry.
O- Overall a very enjoyable brown ale that will always be welcome in my glass!
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 21:21:44 | More by gutbuster
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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