Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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2.3/5 rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
Poured into a nonic glass, looks great...dark tea colored with a bit of a haze, off white head with good retention and average lacing.
On the nose, alcohol whiff right away, toasty bread with a bit of spiciness. Smells like a boozy home brew...sadly enough.
Taste starts with bread like flavors dipped in alcohol, moves to a slight tanginess before the subtle hop finish.
Missing all the wonderful flavors that can emerge from a brown ale...i.e. nuttiness, fruity and brown sugar notes.
Medium carbonation, medium to heavier body.
Too boozy tasting to be a session brown...almost has a winter warmer feel to it.
Not what I look for in a brown ale. Better domestic offerings from Goose Island, Avery, Sam Adams, etc.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2010 19:33:02 | More by rkinsella
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