1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Bell's Best BrownBell's Best Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

2,025 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,025
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 56
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A smooth, toasty brown ale 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,025 | Reviews: 777 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jawlessbody:
Photo of jawlessbody
jawlessbody

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an american shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep woody color with a thin off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing without disappearing too quickly.

Smell: I get a lot of sweetness on the nose. Maple, apple, with a definite grainy quality from the malts. Almost like apple cinnamon oatmeal.

Taste: Lots of roasted malts, but with a very earthy, nutty background that's followed up with a tangy sweetness reminiscent of a good Granny Smith apple. There's also some grassy/herbal notes from the hops, but they're so far in the background it's hard to even notice.

Mouthfeel: Pretty average, very drinkable. Nothing special here.

Overall: Another great, high quality beer from Bell's, who are probably my favorite brewery at this point. So I might just be biased. With Sierra Nevada's Tumbler being discontinued, this might become my go to fall seasonal beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 05:31:10 | More by jawlessbody
More User Reviews:
Photo of Humble4Now
Humble4Now

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-27-2014 23:16:05 | More by Humble4Now
Photo of birdsellam
birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-27-2014 17:50:41 | More by birdsellam
Photo of vikinghorn
vikinghorn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-27-2014 03:38:46 | More by vikinghorn
Photo of BobbyDigitali
BobbyDigitali

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-27-2014 01:05:43 | More by BobbyDigitali
Photo of gutbuster
gutbuster

Kentucky

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
Photo of DamienI
DamienI

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-25-2014 19:25:41 | More by DamienI
Photo of HRamz3
HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-25-2014 13:01:26 | More by HRamz3
Photo of SoxFan
SoxFan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-22-2014 22:14:14 | More by SoxFan
Photo of curlybird
curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-22-2014 02:24:25 | More by curlybird
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

07-21-2014 06:16:05 | More by Hrodebert
Photo of Fahrn13
Fahrn13


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-21-2014 01:28:39 | More by Fahrn13
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

07-20-2014 20:06:40 | More by Howlader
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-19-2014 06:13:56 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of AC2
AC2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-17-2014 21:53:35 | More by AC2
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-17-2014 18:36:30 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of Desimoaj
Desimoaj


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-16-2014 18:48:58 | More by Desimoaj
Photo of Sheepdog2169
Sheepdog2169

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-16-2014 00:34:02 | More by Sheepdog2169
Photo of Stillyman11
Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-15-2014 03:54:21 | More by Stillyman11
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2014 20:39:56 | More by _morandi_
Photo of Georgiabeer
Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2014 00:07:20 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of rlpete
rlpete


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-13-2014 21:57:20 | More by rlpete
Photo of PickleBucket29
PickleBucket29

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-12-2014 14:26:16 | More by PickleBucket29
Photo of Sweenz
Sweenz


4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-12-2014 12:15:14 | More by Sweenz
Photo of zacky_U
zacky_U

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-11-2014 12:07:05 | More by zacky_U
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.