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

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3,002 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
3,002
Reviews:
885
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
477
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark rusty amber with a slight red hue and frothy off white foam.

Roasted malts add nuttiness, chocolate, and caramel.

Flavors of fall, toasty malts, caramel, chocolate, and slight bitterness from the hops, but hardly noticeable.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth as most brown ales are.

Overall, a tasty brew for a fall night and considerably sessionable.

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3.36/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

solid head sticks around for a few quaffs. hazy, light brown color. floral hop aroma mixes with roasted malt/caramel/maybe a little milk chocolate. taste is fairly hop-forward for a brown, floral up front, caramel malt, a little choc. light-slightly medium body. drinks easy. love this one, know its obvious...but another great fall weather camp fire brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Photo of brockg
4/5  rDev +4.2%

A very tastey fall beer...again bells wins

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kellyej
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Bell's Best Brown pours a deep, translucent brown with auburn highlights and very little head. The nose has a full malty caramel note with a hint of toasted wheat bread; there is, however, an underlying bright floral/citrus quality that keeps the beer from being too one note. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. The taste largely mirrors the smell- notes of toasted bread, caramel, sweet malt, and roastedness. Solid beer and great for fall.

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bell's Best Brown from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,002 ratings.
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