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

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very good
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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Photo of Gray88
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vyvyan
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.23/5  rDev -68%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer was quite disappointing. I love brown beer and I love Bells but I feel the makers of Bells put zero effort in the making of this brew. But what really boils me is that Bells has the nerve to label it Best Brown Ale when it is probably the worst brown beer on the planet. It's like come on Bells you make a good IPA with Two-hearted, an amazing whole cone IPA with Hopslam, make one of the best Amber beers, and amazing Christmas brew, what the hell is this brown brew? Should've tasted it and then try reformulating with better ingredients. But until making the best brown beer do not put it on the market. I strongly urge not to get this one.

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Photo of godawgs
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctylinebeer
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swfeidt
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of telescifly
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plumberman63
2.43/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Nice dark caramel color and tan head. Has a sweet chocolate malty aroma with a hint of coffee. taste follows the aroma especially out of a glass. A little to bitter for me can't drink out of a glass, out of the bottle its tolable. Not something I would get again.

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Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of maz
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deansellers
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | 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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