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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,061 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 63
Gots: 107 | 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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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

A- Thick off white head that dissipated quickly. Medium lacing. Dark brown in color.

S- Roasted nuts and hints of caramel. Slightly earthy.

T- Slight hop bitterness up front with plums, toasted bread through mid palate and finishing with roasted nut and caramel sweetness

M- Light bordering on medium body, creamy and dry.

O- Overall a very enjoyable brown ale that will always be welcome in my glass!

07-26-2014 21:21:44 | More by gutbuster
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Reviewed: 5/13/14
Best Brown Ale by Bell's
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a beer mug

P-beautiful fall colors and owl design l 4.5

A- ruby red to murky brown with a orange-ish full head 4.0

S- malt caramel and sourdough bread 4.25

T- caramel malt along with some yeast, chocolate and faint hop for balance 4.0

M-medium to full body mild carbonation and a reasonable balance 4.0

D- very agreeable beer, just enough flavor to draw and interest you 4.5

O- good good beer 'nuff said 4.0

part of a mixer sixer, bells has some great styling and this one is a great example
(1 of 16 special reviews for my holiday)

Highly recommend ---- J

05-13-2014 23:20:11 | More by Extrajoker00
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gogreen99

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev +5%

One of my favorite beers. Medium carbonation and medium body dark beer. I wish this beer wasnt seasonal. Small notes of cocoa characterize the flavor of this dark beer and allow for the caramel flavors to be recongized. Overall a must try for any beer drinker!

04-23-2014 18:21:13 | More by gogreen99
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Jennz906

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

A - Pours a hazy, rusty auburn brown with a khaki colored head.

S- chocolate, brown sugar and toasted, hint of caramel. And definitely kind of fall like or earthy.

T- Follows the aroma . Slightly chocalately and toasty with a hint of caramel. A light leafy and earthy undertone, with a strengthen after taste.

M- Medium in body, fairly carbonation. Goes down nice, very smooth but thick.

O - A solid, straight forward brown from Bell's. Nothing fancy, just a great example of the style. I defiantly like it.

04-09-2014 02:20:03 | More by Jennz906
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Chizzzy

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2014 08:23:18 | More by Chizzzy
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Chvck1

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-31-2014 00:24:18 | More by bret717
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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dparker7

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-26-2014 00:44:12 | More by dparker7
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billnet

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-25-2014 17:23:38 | More by billnet
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jordanimal

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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drchristman

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-17-2014 15:26:42 | More by malfunxion
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jayandsheri

Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

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Dgiand

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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hopnado

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.9/5  rDev +28.3%

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.