Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Ruby tinted brown, my bottle being very clear, with a small whitish head with moderate slippery lacing.
Molasses, brown sugar and dark toasty malts in the nose.
The flavor is nicely balances between sweet and a nice drying on the finish. As in the nose, dark rich toasty malts, caramel flavored with a hint of chocolate with a lightly spicy hop presence. Very flavorful and very good!
The mouthfeel is more medium than light, very smooth and lightly creamy.
Overall I believe this has to be one of my favorite brown ales now! I've always been impressed by Bell's beers in general and this ale is no different. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 20:30:35 | More by BlackBearForge
4/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best brown ale pours a cloudy copper to brown color with a nice cap of creamy foam. The nose is light and grainy, fitting for a brown ale. The aroma that it does produce is a pleasant darkly roasted malt with nutty overtones. The brown malt theme continues on the palate with a creamy smooth malt texture. A slight bitterness provides balance toward the end. This brew has all the makings of good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-30-2012 02:47:13 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up 2 singles at Total Wine in mid-November for $1.99 each. Bottled on 9-13-12.
Beer poured brown with a tan head that is leaving lacing behind. Some setiment floating at the bottom.
Nose has hint of toasted grains with some cocoa.
Taste is well balance, toasted malts with some cocoa form a nice backbone but there is enough hopping to make this less sweet and give it a bit of oilyness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. It is well carbonated but not refreshing.
Overall i like this beer. The hops and the cocoa make this beer an interesting and palatable brown. This is more an American Brown style wise.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 23:51:37 | More by arizcards
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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