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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,048 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 61
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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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-18-2013 13:36:25 | More by Danielr26
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teromous

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

A: Hazy medium-dark shade of brown, with a poofy eggshell-white head. Not much lacing, mostly just a few spots here and there.

S: Not a whole lot going on on the nose, just some standard ale scents with a light nut character to it.

T: There is some faint caramel sweetness, some smooth toasty flavors, and a hint of bitterness. Some of the yeast flavor comes through at the end, giving it an ever so slight bread quality in the aftertaste. Some slightly earthy and slightly pine-like hop flavor comes through after drinking, but it is very soft.

M: It is a very mild-mannered beer. It is extremely easy to drink, with a pleasant bitterness that is not overpowering. The beer is very smooth but not milky.

O: Overall I was very impressed by this beer. It had a wonderful flavor that made it a pleasure to drink. I do recommend it, and I would obviously drink it again. This brown ale has a bit more bitterness and hop flavor than you'll probably find in most other browns. It is not overdone in this respect, but takes a backseat on the palate after you taste the light caramel and toast flavors.

02-17-2013 17:35:09 | More by teromous
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2013 22:41:32 | More by ROBSTARR
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Ajbradsher

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-14-2013 05:01:32 | More by Ajbradsher
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-13-2013 02:26:36 | More by TypsiYpsi
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2013 00:20:07 | More by beerme626
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2013 00:03:51 | More by Falcone
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Gardmark59

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-12-2013 15:09:52 | More by Gardmark59
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JulianBaughman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2013 01:41:23 | More by JulianBaughman
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RyanC

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2013 00:16:59 | More by RyanC
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-11-2013 22:03:17 | More by matjack85
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-11-2013 04:42:13 | More by randylangford
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2013 04:11:17 | More by Tjvan2
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crash8per

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-10-2013 17:11:43 | More by crash8per
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 11/14/2012. Pours fairly cloudy brown copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, light cocoa, brown bread, floral, brown sugar, and light nuttiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance; but are fairly weak. Taste of caramel, toast, cocoa, brown bread, floral, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pine, and light citrus hops. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, cocoa, brown sugar, light pine, and light citrus on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors with a fair amount of robustness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good brown ale. Nice balance with fairly robust flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

02-10-2013 04:51:53 | More by superspak
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-09-2013 11:27:39 | More by AlMarzo
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anvilx

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2013 04:52:34 | More by anvilx
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purppy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2013 01:02:23 | More by purppy
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avalonct

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-08-2013 01:36:28 | More by avalonct
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elchingen

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-07-2013 23:05:35 | More by elchingen
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-06-2013 23:04:02 | More by Thedrizzle
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nuclearmeg

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-06-2013 23:02:47 | More by nuclearmeg
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-05-2013 22:00:41 | More by Kubrickx
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2013 19:05:44 | More by DmanGTR
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jbenson8774

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-04-2013 01:38:08 | More by jbenson8774
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.