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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,019 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 56
Gots: 103 | 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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Ratings: 2,019 | Reviews: 776 | Display Reviews Only:
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-29-2014 16:40:59 | More by dannyfayy
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 15:07:38 | More by Coreynezy4
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Jho3325

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-29-2014 01:28:26 | More by Jho3325
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emac1224

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28%

04-28-2014 02:01:25 | More by emac1224
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_phil_d

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-23-2014 23:38:28 | More by _phil_d
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gogreen99

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers. Medium carbonation and medium body dark beer. I wish this beer wasnt seasonal. Small notes of cocoa characterize the flavor of this dark beer and allow for the caramel flavors to be recongized. Overall a must try for any beer drinker!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 18:21:13 | More by gogreen99
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agentorangebitter

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-23-2014 02:03:47 | More by agentorangebitter
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-21-2014 00:53:58 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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chancy14

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-20-2014 19:39:32 | More by chancy14
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 02:33:02 | More by Quattrofiend
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2014 01:50:11 | More by mvanwoerm
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JLGWMU97

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-15-2014 18:48:53 | More by JLGWMU97
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rlombardo12

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

04-15-2014 12:29:57 | More by rlombardo12
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AGB

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-15-2014 03:49:45 | More by AGB
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Gaddabble

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-13-2014 17:52:53 | More by Gaddabble
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barczar

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky deep brown with a frothy khaki head that leaves spotty lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Slightly fruity specialty malt notes mingle with toasted, nutty malt and floral hops.

Flavor reveals similar character, with a touch of soft citrus underpinnings. Deeply toasted, lightly chocolatey notes surface in the slightly bitter, earthy aftertaste.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with light alcohol warmth.

Decent malt character, but the bitterness is a little dominant for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 11:42:54 | More by barczar
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HOPHEADNATIONMATT

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-10-2014 23:49:01 | More by HOPHEADNATIONMATT
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Jennz906

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy, rusty auburn brown with a khaki colored head.

S- chocolate, brown sugar and toasted, hint of caramel. And definitely kind of fall like or earthy.

T- Follows the aroma . Slightly chocalately and toasty with a hint of caramel. A light leafy and earthy undertone, with a strengthen after taste.

M- Medium in body, fairly carbonation. Goes down nice, very smooth but thick.

O - A solid, straight forward brown from Bell's. Nothing fancy, just a great example of the style. I defiantly like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:20:03 | More by Jennz906
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Michael-McManaman

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown rusty color with a khaki head, it smells of rich fall pine. The taste is very distinct and I don't quite know how to describe it but it is a great beer awesome for the end of day kind of drink. It leaves the mouth dry an wanting more.
Overall I recommend this beer for any relaxing day when an IPA is just too much.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:49:20 | More by Michael-McManaman
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-08-2014 02:50:27 | More by Mikexw
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ajb1050

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-07-2014 19:48:52 | More by ajb1050
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jayneo74

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-07-2014 14:57:36 | More by jayneo74
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-05-2014 04:57:04 | More by kerry4porters
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2014 01:44:22 | More by Beerlover
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MisterMagoo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +30.9%

04-04-2014 19:16:36 | More by MisterMagoo
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.