Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.45/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours an above average looking murky brownish colour with hints of amber here and there. Head is surprisingly minimal in size with a beige colour to it and sporadic amounts of residue left on the glass after each sip.
The aroma is malty for sure: toasted malt comes into play first and blends with a slight hint of caramel along with a bit of earthiness to it and perhaps a slight bit of nuttiness as well.
The flavour continues the aroma, with toasted malt once again leading the way. Sweetness subsides a bit and gives way to more of the earth and nut notes. If there is any sweetness, it's at the finish where it blends with some bitterness for a bit of a letdown at the end of each sip especially since the other flavour mesh so well. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with some creaminess to it, although it can be a touch thin at times and also has the aforementioned weird harshness to it.
Not a bad beer at all. I'd call it a slightly above average brown ale that gets the job done but is one that would barely stand out in a crowd. Worth a shot.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2008 01:58:06 | More by guinness33
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4.5/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled tonight on 2/20/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner tulip glass.
Pours a pretty dark brown with ruby highlights in color with a a 1-finger beige head that lasts for a while then settles down to a thin head. Decent lacing was seen with each sip that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of sweet maple, malts with a hint of spice. The taste is even better with a toffee and caramel hint as well. Perfect carbonation. Goes down easy with no bitter aftertaste. One of the BETTER brown ales.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:30:35 | More by BeerWithMike
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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