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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,591 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 823
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 81
Gots: 242 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

A - light aroma of dark malt and toasted nuts
T - Somewhat chocolaty with a hint of cinnamon. Toasted nuts.
M - medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth
O - very good brown ale. Not quite as good as Smuttynose Old Brown Dog IMO

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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass, very rich brown, with a decent one finger head, not too much lacing, but decent retention.

Aroma was mostly malt, some earthy tones, I like the fact that it was not trying to cover the type with nut, or spice. Very true and clean

Taste was right on, and very true to the type, allows for the grain and malt flavors to be mellow and show the quality.

Mouthfeel was smooth, full side of medium. very nice drinkable beer. I like this type, and am glad that Bell's works it well.

Overall, my second try at Bell's and I was impressed. Great quality in a bottle, and as I said earlier, good brown ales, need no additional flavorings.

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4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,591 ratings.