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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a pint. Didn't check the batch but it's from this recent release(late 2007).

A: Pours a deep bronze with some ruby tinting in the light. 1 1/2 fingers of light tan fluffy head. Very good retention and some patchy lacing.

S: Toasted malts and sweet caramel. a slight crisp hop character but very subtle. Smell is pretty subtle, overall.

T/M: Medium body, average carbonation and a creamy finish. Toasted malts aren't as strong as in the nose but a slightly less sweet caramel is much stronger and enjoyable. Some dark fruit, like undersweetened plums.

D: Good brew and very drinkable. An easy choice for a session beer.

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

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

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with decent slightly off white head that laced nicely. Smell is mild, with sweet and roast malts bolstering it with some hops being present. The taste is mild, some hops, a bit of nuttiness, bitter at the finish. Not bad but rather subdued flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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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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