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

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86
very good

2,030 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,030
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 56
Gots: 104 | 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)
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ah, the ole owl. Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle.

A: Pour a deep amber. Nice creamy one finger head that slides back to a solid lace ring. Beer is littered with bits of material floating about it in it slowly. Gives the appearance of being quite thick and syrupy.

S: Strong sweet caramel oder, with some notes of breadiness and yeast. Maybe only a hint of nuttiness.

T: Sugary up front with a bit of bread and nut, the caramel comes in shortly after. Gives into spiciness halfway through that carries it to a slight bitter hoppy finish. Aftertaste of roasty malt.

M: Medium bodied, thicker than most of the style. Some tacky qualities to it, clings to the tongue. A fairly refreshing finish that tickles the throat.

D: A little sweet and heavy to be a session brown. However, Bell's got a good take on the style. Bringing lots of caramel, toastiness and sweet sugar in balance with bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 00:35:09 | More by ncfranklin
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T- Slight hop bitterness up front with plums, toasted bread through mid palate and finishing with roasted nut and caramel sweetness

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,030 ratings.