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A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2001
A nice and chewy brown. Almost muddy, due to the nice sediment on the bottom. Dry and slightly chocolatey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2001
Not one of Bellís best beers. Still a really solid Brown Ale. I prefer Boyne Riverís Brown Ale though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2001
Iíve got to agree with what fraternie has told me again and again. Bellís beers are thinner than Kate Moss on a diet. However, this one has tons of toasty malt flavoring and aroma that makes it a real pleasant fall brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2001
Iím a fan of all Bells beers, this may be my personal 3rd favorite behind Oberon and 2 Hearted

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2001
I am very partial to browns, and this one is very good. A bit sweeter than than one would expect. Bells does beer right, and this one is no exception.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2001
A very balanced beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Iíd be tempted to agree with the label if I hadnít had Boyne River Brown. This is a noble brown ale, nonetheless, elegant and tasty to the last drop.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vanabbema99 (13) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2001
This is my favorite Brown Ale; Iím never disappointed by Bellís, and recommend all their beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2001
A tasty brown ale. Nice soft maltiness, with typical Bell carbonation and head. Iíd buy it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
Iím as big a fan of dark beers, this one was a good dark brew as far as Iím concerned. Not the best Bellís produces, but still good.


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