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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,346 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,346
Reviews: 801
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 71
Gots: 170 | 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.

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Jeriksen, Oct 12, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

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Dorbeck, Oct 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Westyn, Oct 12, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - deep ruby reddish brown with a big fluffy off white head

Smell - roasted nuts, carmel or toffee

Taste - carmel, roasted nuts and malt, toasted bread, slight chocolate

Feel - medium bodied, somewhat creamy feel

Overall - excellent brown ale with an earthy feel and taste. Very easy drinking beer that you can enjoy a few of. A perfect compliment to a cool fall evening.

WesMantooth, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

c-rum, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

A - Brown of course, with 1 finger of head and a tiny bit of lacing on the glass

A - Brown sugar, toffee, malts

T - Light malty, toffee and caramel. Brown sugar, but not sweet. Just perfect.

M - Light bodied, smooth, well balanced.

O - Probably the best Brown I have had, no pun intended. Bells kills it once again!

BeerDawgs, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

williahd, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

zachpaschal, Oct 11, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%

Muddy brownish copper. The nose has notes of malt and bread. The flavor follows the nose for the most part. The finish has a nice dry bitterness to it.

57md, Oct 11, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Jnew618, Oct 10, 2014
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cryptichead, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

fuzzbalz, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

CreedeSon, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MrJuengling, Oct 10, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a nut brown color, some brownish hues and some reddish orange hues. a two to three finger tan head with strong retention and a good lacing left behind. fairly hazy and hard to see through but lets quite a bit of light through.

Smell: nutty to earthy aromas, a light fruit ester, along with just a little bit of a roast.

Taste: opens with a slight nuttiness, and earthy hops that play into a lightly roasted malt character. backend has some lightly fruit taste to it.

Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied, light lingering earthy bitterness.

Overall: a well balance brown ale. just right when the days start getting colder.

SportsandJorts, Oct 09, 2014
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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,346 ratings.