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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,055
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 62
Gots: 108 | 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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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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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%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-03-2013 19:57:14 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-03-2013 19:11:13 | More by lucasj82
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-03-2013 04:30:53 | More by Zuidman
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2013 20:34:09 | More by jk3
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amalahow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2013 17:04:59 | More by amalahow
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mishtif

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-01-2013 16:05:32 | More by mishtif
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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- a clear brown/red with a half finger of light tan head that doesn't stick around very long. Lacing is much better than I thought it would be.

S- Typical brown ale aromas. Bready, a bit of caramel and biscuits. English yeast. Hint of brown sugar.

T- A drier take on the style. A balance of dry bitterness, cocoa and a bit of brown sugar/caramel sweetness. Certainly english in it's roots, has a lot in common with an English Bitter, but is noticeably heavier.

M- Medium bodied, not hoppy dry, but a more malt based dryness. Carbonation is medium.

O- A serviceable brown ale. Nothing more, nothing less.

02-01-2013 01:06:11 | More by JWU
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-31-2013 15:03:03 | More by JDizzle
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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richeddi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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crytion

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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KillaB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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kp29

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%

A - Amber and translucent with a bit of lacing.

S - Caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar. Very nice.

T - Malty, sweet, and a bit nutty. Hints of caramel and brown sugar. A bit of a bitter edge, especially in the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and very smooth. A bit of a creamy feel.

Brown ales tend to be low on my list, but rating this among other beers in its style I found it to be quite enjoyable. Not something I'd get again, but this is a very good brown ale.

01-26-2013 19:12:42 | More by RoninTK3
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,055 ratings.