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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,055
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 62
Gots: 108 | 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: 2,055 | Reviews: 777 | Display Reviews Only:
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AJacob81

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-10-2011 19:26:51 | More by AJacob81
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ajb1050

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-20-2011 21:19:36 | More by jophish17
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Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-27-2013 03:25:11 | More by Kahlstrom
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plasma

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-07-2011 02:17:36 | More by plasma
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mhammo129

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-04-2014 07:23:32 | More by mhammo129
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Pillowburn

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-19-2012 18:51:49 | More by Pillowburn
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LondonGE

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-21-2011 03:09:44 | More by LondonGE
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jeffoatess

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-29-2011 01:59:12 | More by jeffoatess
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Scout11

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-24-2012 13:04:30 | More by Scout11
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Puerto Rico

3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-03-2013 01:35:01 | More by rx-beer
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-06-2013 07:08:01 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-13-2012 08:22:52 | More by tatums1984
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thickgirth

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-02-2013 01:41:26 | More by thickgirth
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-28-2013 22:59:45 | More by Kerrie
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-22-2011 13:42:10 | More by ajs4bd
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jasperska


3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-02-2012 00:24:10 | More by jasperska
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schultzm

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-06-2012 02:05:37 | More by schultzm
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-12-2014 01:05:56 | More by Kyrojack
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-22-2013 01:40:28 | More by pearljam118
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

Sunburst amber, some floaties from the bottle of the bottle, some lacing, a thin cap.
Aroma is sweet malt, some brown sugar, a bit of toffee, but overall on the sweet side of the spectrum with a variety of malt notes.
The flavors have a bit of toasy caramel on them, some brown sugar, ginger bread, and a light flavor of hops. A nice brown ale, a bit creamy.

A nice beer, but not one that is going to make a brown ale your fav style.

02-10-2012 05:15:12 | More by ChadQuest
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-20-2013 13:13:45 | More by jreindl
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rooster1970

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-19-2012 22:46:32 | More by rooster1970
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%

I dunno, I'm not so impressed with this beer. Although, I've read so many good reviews, I think it must be me. Proly a plugged shnoz or something. Has a hazy brown color. Seems kind of blase to me. Do pick up the typical english brown body and aftertaste. Had a nice head and some lace.

10-26-2007 03:02:20 | More by drpimento
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Crundy

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%

A: Hazy Reddish Brown color, off white head, sticky lacing

S: caramel or toffee sweetness and malt aroma, slight hop presence.

T: somewhat flat flavors, subdued malt, very minimal hop bitterness. might be an older beer.

M: flat mouth feel, medium bodied, smooth with a hint of dryness slightly bitter aftertaste.

O: I don't think this beer was a fresh as it should have been. The flavors were all subdued and somewhat flat. It was still quite drinkable but I think if it had been fresher it would have been better.

03-19-2012 16:55:22 | More by Crundy
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,055 ratings.