Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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2.08/5 rDev -45.5%
Brown, thin, filtered, 1 finger head, white off white creamy head.
Toasty aroma followed by caramel malt. Some hops mixed in. Creates a rather complex and interesting aroma.
Somewhat thin, watery, toasted malt up front, finishing carmal, hops give an earthy piny touch that's just enough there to add some almost texture to the beer.
Drinkable enough and clean enough in the mouth feel, but both are just off. It's a touch too thick in mouth feel for the flavor. The flavor is pretty light and ready to a day of drinking but the body isn't. it's not something I'd drink 4-5 of in a night. Just too thick and not flavorful enough to have me keep tipping my glass.
09-18-2010 10:09:46 | More by bobhits
2.3/5 rDev -39.8%
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.
03-12-2010 19:33:02 | More by rkinsella
2.38/5 rDev -37.7%
Bottle purchased at the old brewery about 2 weeks ago. Bright copper color, with a small head. Very apparent oxidation in the nose; lots of sherry and wet cardboard, with light malts, honey....etc...but not much besides oxidation. Oxidation is less present in the flavor, thankfully, which I usually tend to experience in my tasting. Honey and dark malt flavors. The oxidation ruined the beer. I wouldnt rate it, except that I purchased it the brewery a week or so ago.
04-30-2006 03:31:36 | More by Crosling
2.4/5 rDev -37.2%
Got as an extra in a trade with limesmut.
I must say that of all the Bell's brews I've had, this is by far the biggest disappointment.
Pours a light brown with pretty much no head and minimal lacing. Smell was almost non-existent. Couldn't pick anything out of the nose. Taste was very disappointing. Very watered down with no real flavor. Nothing really jumped out at me here unfortunately. Very watered down mouthfeel. Drinkability is average since this beer is pretty unspectacular.
Very disappointed with this beer, especially since it's from Bell's.
03-19-2008 02:18:12 | More by jdubjacket
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.