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

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,239
Reviews:
906
Ratings:
3,059
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bell's Best Brown brewed by Bell's Brewery, Inc with an ABV of 5.80% This brew pours out a brown color with a nice off white head. The brew has the look of root beer. Best Brown is filtered brew you can see though it. There is a lot going on in the smell of this brew. You pick up on rich spices and malts, also some sweetness in this brew. The taste is rich with hops and grains, but it has a nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering in the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel is bold with flavor with a clean smooth finish. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. This was better than what I expecting. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer has got a two finger thick eggshell brown head, solid lacing, and a dark clear brown body.

I don't smell any hops, but caramelized and/or roasted malts. This seems like a mellow, savory brew that I can chill on to break the pumpkin brew rut during the fall months.

The taste nearly identical to the aroma, but its also got a slight nuttiness to it. Very great job done here. Jockey approved! ("Shameless UK" fans?)

The mouthfeel is fairly clean with a slight lingering element, but nothing really chewy going on here.

Overall a 4.25 for Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc. I'll probably pick this brew up again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +7%

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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Rich woody brown body, opaque without cloudiness, grainy tan head. On the pour the head has the sinking/rising qualities of a nitro beer, but ends up being much more course. Bottle art is clean but uninspiring; still, bonus points for owls.

S: Chocolate, smokey toffee, a hint of sweetness. Slight soap.

T: Realistic rich chocolate, toasted malt, that toffee again, and subtle hops resins on the finish.

M: Moderately heavy, commendable smoothness.

O: I'm surprised by how much I like this. Some of the finest malty notes I've ever had, and well-integrated hops, which feels a little ridiculous saying for a brown ale. Small things were a letdown, such as the head and soap on the nose, but still a very enjoyable and even sessionable brown. I'll be revisiting it this season.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a medium brown with a slight 1/2 inch head that dissipates to just a thin layer very quickly after pouring. Smell is sweet with a robust hint of malt and a slight hint of chocolate and grape. Taste is a little sweet, slightly bitter, with a subtle chocolate aftertaste. Dry finish. Very solid brown ale. Perfect for fall and winter.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 3,059 ratings
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