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

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86
very good

2,001 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,001
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 56
Gots: 101 | 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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Michael-McManaman

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown rusty color with a khaki head, it smells of rich fall pine. The taste is very distinct and I don't quite know how to describe it but it is a great beer awesome for the end of day kind of drink. It leaves the mouth dry an wanting more.
Overall I recommend this beer for any relaxing day when an IPA is just too much.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:49:20 | More by Michael-McManaman
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-08-2014 02:50:27 | More by Mikexw
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ajb1050

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-07-2014 19:48:52 | More by ajb1050
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jayneo74

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-07-2014 14:57:36 | More by jayneo74
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-05-2014 04:57:04 | More by kerry4porters
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2014 01:44:22 | More by Beerlover
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MisterMagoo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +30.9%

04-04-2014 19:16:36 | More by MisterMagoo
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jlmathis

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2014 05:51:18 | More by jlmathis
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-02-2014 14:13:02 | More by GOBLIN
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Extol

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-02-2014 02:03:48 | More by Extol
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-01-2014 02:13:49 | More by uturn
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D-18V

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-28-2014 21:22:50 | More by D-18V
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2014 20:23:54 | More by SkinniePost
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-26-2014 18:59:12 | More by Andrew041180
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-25-2014 16:42:53 | More by Hendrick24
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-25-2014 16:34:24 | More by billhelm
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Tafyob41

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-24-2014 05:23:41 | More by Tafyob41
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-22-2014 14:33:06 | More by Kevin_Young
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MNMike

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-20-2014 02:39:29 | More by MNMike
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MrBIP

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-19-2014 21:41:14 | More by MrBIP
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MajorBear

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-18-2014 14:50:30 | More by MajorBear
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-17-2014 20:24:09 | More by jason_nwx
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-17-2014 01:50:13 | More by m_p_snyder
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TheSixthRing

California

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on date of 09/03/13

Appearance - Pours a hazy, rusty auburn with a khaki finger width head. Fair retention, leading to a broken layer of suds across the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.small, spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Prominent malty notes in the form of chocolate, brown sugar and toasted biscuit. Light notes of caramel and a hint of earthiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolate and caramel hit upfront, quickly followed by a toasted bready quality. A light leafy and earthy undertone, which strengthens in the aftertaste and joins in the caramel finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fairly lively carbonation. Goes down with nice smoothness and is nigh chuggable.

Overall - A solid, straight forward brown from Bell's. Nothing fancy, just a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:56:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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tmaury

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2014 23:11:42 | More by tmaury
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,001 ratings.