1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Best BrownBell's Best Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

2,152 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,152
Reviews: 782
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 66
Gots: 127 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,152 | Reviews: 782 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of djhovajk
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

djhovajk, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of DruC4
4/5  rDev +4.7%

DruC4, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Erockss
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Erockss, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Auracom
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. poured into a RR tulip on February 26th, 2013.

A - Murky soft caramel coloring. Light khaki foam with good lacing and marginal retention.

S - Freshly-rolled dough, hint of smoke, roasted peanuts.

T - Very direct. Honey malts, soft caramel cookie, and a hint of over roasted coffee.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - Exactly what it ought to be, but nothing memorable. Super approachable and about as middle-of-the-road as you can get.

Auracom, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of LouDogg114
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

LouDogg114, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of CMOrak
4/5  rDev +4.7%

CMOrak, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of NickSMpls
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

NickSMpls, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Duvel
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of vipguy814
4/5  rDev +4.7%

vipguy814, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Rn2Ln3Tn4
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev +4.7%

match1112, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of ucfalum08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ucfalum08, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4/5  rDev +4.7%

M_C_Hampton, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of GMan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

GMan, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of JamesWn
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

JamesWn, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ndaniel
2.75/5  rDev -28%

ndaniel, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Smextongo
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Smextongo, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of plinythederek
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

plinythederek, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +30.9%

troegaarden, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

speedvagen, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Giantspace
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Giantspace, Feb 21, 2013
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,152 ratings.