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

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86
very good

2,051 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,051
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 61
Gots: 108 | 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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nrbw23

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A- Pours a dark reddish-brown with a nice off white head. Head has great retention and leaves some spotty lacing here and there.

S- A touch of coffee and roasted malt. With quite a bit of caramel malt. Pretty much no hops.

T- Taste is dominated by the malts here and mainly caramel malts. Just a bit of a coffee or toffee taste. Very solid and sweet.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and on the higher side of medium in carbonation. Feels really good.

D- Super easy to drink. I've hit this one up a couple times and have no complaints at all.

04-04-2010 09:16:57 | More by nrbw23
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2011 00:01:57 | More by PEIhop
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-20-2011 23:58:25 | More by cfinch2
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Charlie's Ale House in Wheaton, IL has this beer on tap!

Appearance- A slightly hazy even brown with a one finger head at time of serving that dissipated into a filmy foam.

Taste- A light malt character ende with some hops to even out the bitterness. A feww chocolatey moments were present.

Mouthfeel- A smoothly carbonated, medium body.

Drinkability- This beer would be could for a couple of sessions.

12-20-2005 22:40:21 | More by scruffwhor
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

On-tap at Flanny's in Tempe, AZ.

A: Medium amber. Decent lace and head retention.

S: Sweet, roasted malt.

T: Dry, sweet, lightly toasted malt and a nice nutty flavor throughout. Some quiet hops in the finish.

M: Great flavor, easy drinking. Sweet, nutty flavor lingers on the palate.

O: Fits the style well. Good English Brown Ale.

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Wisconsin

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

What a very good interpretation of the brown ale style. Pours out to a very, cloudy brownish, amber in the glass. The aroma is that of baking bread, light yeast and malted milk balls. The taste is wonderfully malty and hoppy without either taking over. Incredible balance. Very slightly sweet with a light fruit taste present, but not overly so. I enjoy this beer and recommend drinking it on a cold, autumn evening.

11-07-2003 13:22:17 | More by proc
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Michigan

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Illinois

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.