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

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87
very good

2,497 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 80
Gots: 207 | 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.

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Received in trade from Prototypic, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a solid brown with garnet highlights when held to light. Small mocha head sticks around for a bit. Smells of chocolate and a earthy nutty bready kind of thing going on. Tastes malty chocolaty faint bread and caramel. Mouthfeel is creamy, body is a little thin carbonation on the low side. Great little sessionable brown ale.

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Bottle (Batch ID 8235) poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- It poured a dark red/brown with a 1 finger pillowy tan head. It had medium carbonation and the lacing stuck nicely to the side of the glass.

S- It smelled malty, sweet, and roasty with a touch of hop tones.

T- It had more malt character in the flavor. There was a hint of nutty tones (almonds perhaps). It seemed more flavorful than many browns I've had.

M- Medium carbonation made for a smooth feel.

D- It's an easy drinking brown ale.

Overall- It's a flavorful and versatile brown ale. It's a safe and solid offereing that's missing a bit of the "wow" factor of some of Bell's more eccentric offerings. A nice fall/winter beer.

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.