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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,497 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 80
Gots: 207 | 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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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.