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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,028 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,028
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 56
Gots: 102 | 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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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-23-2012 22:35:54 | More by JasonSiedman
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JJFordick

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

12-23-2012 16:50:33 | More by JJFordick
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Lukass

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

12-22-2012 14:22:52 | More by Lukass
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2012 08:42:22 | More by WesM63
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Trevormcraig

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

12-20-2012 23:00:13 | More by Trevormcraig
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-20-2012 03:02:02 | More by HazardousBrewer
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-19-2012 14:09:16 | More by Gehrig13
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SurlyHotdog

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-19-2012 01:43:53 | More by SurlyHotdog
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bellce0

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2012 01:21:48 | More by bellce0
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-17-2012 21:25:24 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-17-2012 16:48:00 | More by stereosforgeeks
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-17-2012 14:16:57 | More by grahamboudreaux
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy chestnut brown to amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down a bit, but never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cocoa nibs are present in the nose; nutty malts become apparent after the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is more complex with additional flavors of chocolate, roasted and nutty malts. A very slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and has quite complex flavors when compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 23:27:54 | More by metter98
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zrab11

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-14-2012 16:46:15 | More by zrab11
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-14-2012 05:44:07 | More by TimoP
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-13-2012 15:54:34 | More by Lob
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-13-2012 14:49:23 | More by Stinger80OH
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Excellent light brown color. Very, very thick with great foam and lacing. Kind of a nutmeg color.

Smell: Very, very malty. Not that balanced, but the sweetness is quite unique. Yeasty.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This really tastes like a malted milkshake. Extremely nutty and sweet, with a hint of smoke. Definitely some cocoa. Crisp feel.

Overall Drinkability: Very pleasant brew. Wonderful session.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 00:50:56 | More by tjsdomer2
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bernardo06

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2012 04:38:13 | More by bernardo06
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass just for the heck of it (this one is a warm up to an imperial stout - why dirty 2 glasses?), pours a rusty brown color topped with a thin, off-white head that recedes quickly leaving a little lacing on the glass. Aromas are malty, brown malt, brown sugar, grain, earthy. Tastes are malty sweetness, brown sugar, burnt caramel, earthy hop, toasted grain. Thin-to-medium mouth-feel, moderate carbonation, finishes with an ample piny bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Overall, it was just as I remembered: good brown ale, but nothing extraordinary.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 03:22:17 | More by barnzy78
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

12-12-2012 00:08:26 | More by tmars13
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California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-11-2012 01:28:52 | More by djgoodwi
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2012 00:11:09 | More by jmich24
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-09-2012 14:40:40 | More by Klif
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-08-2012 18:28:54 | More by dougbassett
Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,028 ratings.