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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,593 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,593
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 81
Gots: 244 | 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.
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Photo of schoolboy
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure this is really still their best, but it's a great brown ale ready to drink any time.

It's brown and barely translucent, with just a bit of fizz. Not much aroma, but it is clean. The taste is nicely balanced with not too high a malt profile - just right. The aftertaste is excellent. Nice burp.

This is a great brown for any time, and it will go good with any food. My sample was fully four months old and it is just fine. I think I had this before as I remember it being exactly the same. Great quality stuff that is very drinkable.

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ConanSachler
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sebas
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPinsker
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seaj11
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't know why my review is an outlier. Smooth, fragrant ale. Strong hops. Pleasant brown ale.

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of phishfoolme
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gotmics
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My favourite brown. Richly malty, but surprisingly bitter. Like most Bell's beers, very well balanced.

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3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Srkolodn
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kmeinel
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FlakyBiscuit
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keelin
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rockernino
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of timmynyc
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of gshak
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,593 ratings.