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

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Bell's Best BrownBell's Best Brown

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Packaged September 7th 2011.

A good simple off caramel, light colored brown/white head foamy in consistency off the pour, sits on a standard light chestnut body with some minor light hues on the edges.

Mild nut on the nose, and a simple malt sweetness. Kind of muted not much else going on but nice simple good example of the style.

Chewy dark malt and nutty feeling hits the palate. A simple light bodied and just a hint of creamy texture compliments the feeling with hints of nut. A little carbonation takes away some of the wonderful play, but taste on the finish still remains.

Overall, basic, simple, but enjoyable all around. A good beer to dig into no complaints I could have another anytime.

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Color: cloudy brown

Smell: toasted malt. some chocolate

Taste: well balanced roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes with alcohol peeking through as it warms up. minor burst of roasted malt in finish

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation. low-med body

Notes: great, well-balanced brown. nothing over the top. everything in balance. great beer to get someone to move from pales to something with more character.

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A: Pours a cloudy mahogany color, which produces a massive/rocky/billowy off-white head that retains very very well and leaves some nice sheets of lacing along the glass.

S: Not too much going on in the nose...a slight nutty aroma seeps through the head, as well as a dominant malt profile. Very sweet overall nose.

T: Different from the nose...The nutty aroma is present and very nice within the profile, along with a sweet and dark malt profile. Really not too much else to say...pretty one dimensional

MF/D: Medium/full in body, lingering nutty finish

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Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,007 ratings.
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