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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,555 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,555
Reviews: 813
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 80
Gots: 223 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl. Oz. Bottle
Bottled on 08/29/14
Reviewed on November 21st, 2014
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Hazy brown body with an orange glow. Creamy light tan head of a modest proportion. Respectable amount of soapy lacing tracked to the bottom of the glass.

Nose
Sweet toasted malts. Nutty undertones. Molasses was also present. Very pleasant aroma overall.

Mouth
Sweet notes of toasted malts up front. Subtle nutty notes really set a warm tone overall. Sweeter notes of caramel brought everything together. Not much hop flavor but I was surprised with the semi-dry finish considering the fairly strong sweet notes up front. Moderate carbonation. Medium-bodied.

Overall
Pretty straightforward brown ale that does not disappoint!

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I love this brown ale. It isnt my favorite but a close 2nd and you will understand why if you had koko brown by kona. Simply the best that Bells has to offer. Nice brown color and a nice tan lace. Taste is irresistable only the koko brown hais more of an addictive flavor and i consider best brown and koko brown in the same category. the taste is so similar its uncanny but i love coconut. i want to people to know thiese two beers are almost hand and hand and bells in my area is big. I live in Indiana. not too far from the Michigan line. Kudos, Kudos, Kudos

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A hazy medium brown. The creamy off white head leaves a thin sheen and nice lacing. Aroma is a sweet malt with a little bit of hops in the background. The taste is very malt forward with a hint of nuttiness and hops. Thinner feel is good with the overall sweetness of the beer. A nice brown ale that doesn't overawe but doesn't disappoint.

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,555 ratings.