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

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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:
3,007
Reviews:
888
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
479
For Trade:
5
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Quite soft nose of rich, sticky caramels with a touch of butterscotch, and fresh toast. Taste is fully toasted, almost roasted malts. A bit nutty, with dark caramel in the background. Just a touch of dried floral bittering hops on the finish. Body leans to the thin side. Drinkable and enjoyable, but lacking any distinctive quality.

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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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