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

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very good

2,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 66
Gots: 125 | 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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A: 4.25. Poured from the 16 oz can into a Sam Smiths nonic-style imperial pint glass. Body is slightly hazy chestnut brown with auburn hues on the edges. Half-finger khaki-colored head on top has good staying power. Good rings of lace on the collar.

S: 4.00. Not a strong nose, but appropriate for a Brown Ale: some toffee and caramel malt and some nuttiness.

T: 4.00 Follows the nose, more or less, with some toasty, bready, caramel malt and a touch of nuts for foundation. Finishes with a modest lemony bitterness that provides a nice balance to the malt, with lingering bitterness on the back of the palate.

M: 4.00. Lightish-to-medium in heft, carbonation is modest and soft.

O: 4.25. A nice Brown Ale. Decent value at under $9 for the 4-pack of 16 oz cans.

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This is a nicely done Brown. Poured into pint glass, pours a shade of caramel, and the taste just follows along.
Excellent full body, Bells Brown leads with a supreme maltiness exemplified by notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, with some roasted barley hitting toward the end.
A touch of hops signify it's time to take another pull. VERY drinkable. I'm really liking this style lately, and Bells Best Brown Ale is one I'll be coming back to.

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.