1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,588 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 81
Gots: 242 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,588 | Reviews: 822 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BWH3
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, garnet hued brown with a thin lacy chestnut brown head. Retention holds the lacing but I would have liked to see a bigger head. Fairly still with a fine bubble.

S: I would say almost entirely cocoa aroma. A bit of toasted malt scent.

T: A smooth, slightly creamy and largely chocolate palate that finishes dry with a hearty toasted malt presence. A bit of roasted bitter malt also comes in on the palate in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a fine moderate carbonation. Fair head retention.

D: I used to drink this on draft when I lived in Indiana and it is nice to see this brown ale out in the Mid atlantic region.

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of yossarian14
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dave317
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, brown sugar, caramel and plums. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel and a mellow hops, with a slight carbonation. Great beer to drink while watching football.

Photo of Tjvan2
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TheBattousai
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PJHappy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MaddGeneral
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bernardo06
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CMOrak
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of y0tommyb
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Goldfoot
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RyanC
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of llamakinoodle
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jskennedy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dirtydisk
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of EdelweissDad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 319Hawksfan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of a_beckman25
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of AlCzerik
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.