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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,019 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 56
Gots: 103 | 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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damndirtyape

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. Batch 10708, bottled 09/20/11.

Appearance: Despite a careful pour some sediment got in. I could see that it was a clear brown/orange, but now when held up to the light it is a hazy to cloudy brown/orange. Some coppery notes as well when held up to the light. Off-white to light tan head very thin across the top, but persistent. Some sheets and strands of lacing noted. With a swirl the foam really comes back to 1/8" and sticks around.

Smell: Toasted malt with just a hint of burnt sugar.

Taste: Wonderful toasted malt, with some mocha notes thrown in for good measure. Finish is piney and bitter, with the bitterness taking on some black coffee flavor. just right against that sweeter malt flavor. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation - a little spicy on the tongue. Past the carbonation it's just a hair thicker than water. A little bit of cling to the teeth noted.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite a tasty beer. Simple in flavor profile and very drinkable. I could easily have another. A little weak in aroma, but this is made up for in taste. Went well with chili and cornbread, and I'm sure it would be good with a lot of other food as well, and of course, by itself after the meal.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 22:35:23 | More by damndirtyape
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer appears to be medium brown in color, cloudy, with a white creamy head. The beer has appears to have mild lacing in a glass.

It smells of caramels and tastes as such. After the initial carmel taste I tasted the brown which remained after it was swallowed. It is not a "powerful" tasting beer but they is some minor bite to it.

As for the drinking ability of this beer it is excellent. The beer is smooth, and there is not a lingering taste in between sips. I greatly enjoyed this beer and would recommend others to as well.

Serving type: bottle

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.