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

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very good

2,336 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,336
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 70
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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The coloring of this brown ain't to Brown as it has a deep cherry hue with a mahogany flair. The head build up to what looked to be a significant structure but disappeared in an eruption on fizz.

The aromas are subtle but noticeable with some barley malt, chocolate malt, maple and a baked biscuit. Subtle molasses and a Graham cracker surround a stronger overall chocolate aroma.

The taste is dry with a bit of powdered cocoa, barley, toasted grain, roasted nuttiness and baked bread. This is absent of any sweetness and holds the finish with cracker and biscuit.

The feel is dry, ever so slightly astringent and relatively easy on the stomach.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle. Newer looking label from the past few years. Same beautiful owl but with more of an Autumn setting and coloring as the white I've had in the past. Both are great labels and very Bell's like though this one really screams 'Fall seasonal' so one can appreciate the fine labeling.

A - hazy brown with dark ruby hitting through on the corners. Head was of a latte darker shade of tan color that poured quite nice and sat around a good while. The ring of lace was pleasant and left some stick to the walls of the glass.

S - nuts and roasted malt. Caramel and more toasted malt aromas.

T - a real nuttiness up front followed by soft chocolate, sweet caramel, and a lot of roasted malt.

M - smooth and easy to drink. Carries a good Bell's style texture and thickness. Body is much like their other ales in this abv range with his somewhat thick liquid. Very tasty and smooth. Perfect for a cool Autumn evening.

O - one of my favorite Autumn brown ales. It has everything needed to give you a nice warming experience when the days start getting shorter and the nights longer. A real classic brown ale that finds its way to my fridge every Fall.

BradtheGreat7, Sep 30, 2013
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,336 ratings.