Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.05/5 rDev +6%
bottle served in tumbler. package date 9/11/12
A: Warm reddish brown. Light filters through around the edges. Rather murky. Off white head doesn't stick around very long. Thin ring of foam remains.
S: Enticing. Sweet malty aromas. Hints of cocoa, coffee, vanilla, leather, and tobacco. Suggestions of hops come out once the temp rises a bit.
T: Taste mirrors aroma pretty closely. Some sweet fruity flavors pop up mid palate, but get swallowed up quickly with the chocolate and coffee. There's just a modest amount of roastiness and then a fairly long finish with some drying tobacco. Subtle in flavor, but tasty.
M: Medium body. Carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum and appropriate for a brown ale.
O: I always enjoy Best Brown whenever it's available. I don't necessarily drink a lot of browns but this is probably one of my favs when I'm in the mood.
01-22-2013 05:07:39 | More by AdamGarcia
2.85/5 rDev -25.4%
A - Pours copperish brown with a two-finger white head. No lacing.
S - Raisins, roasted malt.
T - A wee-bit of coffee, raisins, roasted malt, a bit water.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O - Overall, it was exremely average. I could have it at the the bar, but probably wouldn't buy it for the home.
01-21-2013 06:01:15 | More by SometimesIfart
4.26/5 rDev +11.5%
Nothing frilly, just a really well done brown ale. The balance is great - there's no hop smell, but they nicely cancel out the sweetness that could easily be in this beer given the amount of grains they pack in. I think the taste is great, but personally I think it's almost on the verge of a porter in darkness and alcohol content - not quite as light as most of the brown ales I'm used to. Nevertheless, this is a great choice if you're in the mood for a no frills well done brown.
01-18-2013 00:51:58 | More by duffalo
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours brown with a bit of a red hue. Medium head that looks creamy and fades somewhat quickly. Smells sweet like a red ale, cherry amd roasty presence here. Flavor is nutty and smooth, different from the aroma. A bit of chocolate with the nut and a bit of fruit on the finish. Nice easy drinker. Good beer.
01-16-2013 20:22:50 | More by BMMillsy
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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