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:
3,002
Reviews:
885
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
477
For Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber/brown color with full tan head that leaves a tan lace on the glass. Smells sweet and of roasted malts. Taste is also of roasted malts with a slight bitterness to it. Feels somewhat thick and smooth in the mouth with just a bit of tingle. A nice beer from New Belgium. Definitely worth having (often).

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12 Fl. Oz. Bottle
Bottled on 08/29/14
Reviewed on November 21st, 2014
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Hazy brown body with an orange glow. Creamy light tan head of a modest proportion. Respectable amount of soapy lacing tracked to the bottom of the glass.

Nose
Sweet toasted malts. Nutty undertones. Molasses was also present. Very pleasant aroma overall.

Mouth
Sweet notes of toasted malts up front. Subtle nutty notes really set a warm tone overall. Sweeter notes of caramel brought everything together. Not much hop flavor but I was surprised with the semi-dry finish considering the fairly strong sweet notes up front. Moderate carbonation. Medium-bodied.

Overall
Pretty straightforward brown ale that does not disappoint!

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I went through a phase this winter in which this was my "regular everyday type" beer. Pours a very nice cloudy medium brown, with a one-finger thick, fluffy tan head. The head diminishes somewhat quickly, but sticks around enough to leave some nice lacing on the glass. Smells sweet, with very nice malt aromas coming forth. Tastes nicely of sweet, toasted malt, with some hints of carmel and perhaps a bit nutty. Smooth and easy drinking, this is a very enjoyable beer. Overall a very nice beer which I would definitely recommend.

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