Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Phelps:
3.08/5 rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Enjoyed in a shaker pint at OHSO.
Well, this doesn't look right. The brew’s the color of a rusted, weathered penny and is clear as mud. The head is about an inch tall, frothy and mountainous, slowly receding to a thick top layer and thick tendrils of lace.
Nutty nose, with a background of tangy apricot. A touch of biscuits, baking bread and some earthy hops.
In the front I get toasted bread and bitter peanut skins with just a bit of spicy hops. The swallow opens it up more, with smoother bread and peanuts in balance with earth. A touch of apricot and apple at the swallow. Well-balanced. A bit of bitterness lingers on the back sides of the tongue.
Soft, medium-light body. Carbonation is pretty high and massaging, breaking the beer into fizz all over.
Meh. This is far from the best. An average nut brown.
Serving type: on-tap
04-30-2012 01:41:11 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
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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