Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.26/5 rDev +11.5%
Nothing frilly, just a really well done brown ale. The balance is great - there's no hop smell, but they nicely cancel out the sweetness that could easily be in this beer given the amount of grains they pack in. I think the taste is great, but personally I think it's almost on the verge of a porter in darkness and alcohol content - not quite as light as most of the brown ales I'm used to. Nevertheless, this is a great choice if you're in the mood for a no frills well done brown.
01-18-2013 00:51:58 | More by duffalo
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours brown with a bit of a red hue. Medium head that looks creamy and fades somewhat quickly. Smells sweet like a red ale, cherry amd roasty presence here. Flavor is nutty and smooth, different from the aroma. A bit of chocolate with the nut and a bit of fruit on the finish. Nice easy drinker. Good beer.
01-16-2013 20:22:50 | More by BMMillsy
3.89/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours a solid brown with lighter amber hues and nice white head.
The smell is sweet and malty with some nutiness.
The taste is light malt, nuts and very light hop bitterness. The flavours are very subtle but complex enough to at least make it decent.
The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.
Overall a decent brown ale a little light for my tastes but enjoyed the one bottle I bought.
01-12-2013 22:23:01 | More by Dave1999
3.76/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a yeasty chocolate brown color with a tight bubbled cream colored head that settled into a light ring with some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet with caramel notes. Some brown bread and toasted scents from the malt. Nothing outrageous but inviting.
Good nutty flavor from the toasted malt. Some bark and bitter chocolate notes as well. The caramel sweetness comes in and balances the brew and makes it quite smooth; almost tastes as if there is some oatmeal in the mix.
The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Some bitterness in the finish. Probably could use some softer carbonation to help bring out the good flavors some more.
A very enjoyable brown ale, good representation of the style.
01-12-2013 18:04:47 | More by Gmann
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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