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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
I am actually drinking one of these right now, and I must say that it was another let down. I like a lot of the Bellís beers, but this one just isnít up to par. I would rather have a Newcastle anyday over this. The smell is not even really a brown smell, it is more like a stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2002
I find this to be best with food. It helps bring out the taste of the food as well as the food bringing out the taste in the beer. Not being a big fan of dark beers, I didnít rate it incredibly high.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2002
Great roasty malt flavor. A little chocolate flavor thrown in. Another winner from Bellís.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2001
Way ahead of that Newcastle crap. Nice sweet roasted malt flavor and a pretty big, flowery hop kick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2490) - 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 (211) - 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.


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