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RATINGS: 1270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Every fall heralds the coming of certain events ... Football, Holloween, Thanksgiving, and, most importantly, a near permanent addition of Bell’s Best Brown in my refrigerator. Pour cloudy and brown and tons of yeast floaties (Bell’s must pitch a full barrell of yeast in every batch.) Malty sweetness in the nose, but a suprising amount of detectable hops. Thick nuttiness and sweet flavors ... this brew would make delicious beer bread. Another notable beer from my home state. Makes me proud to be a Michigander.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
Murky brown pour with a thick tan head.Huge roasted malt nose. Flavor is all malt caramel roastiness. I like it, this is a very good brown. Thanks to hopsrus for this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 (Bells Brickskeller tasting 10/03) Clear erd brown body with off-white head. Aroma is artificail blueberry. Medium sweet flavor, blueberry, nutty/roasty, light chocolate. Watery medium body. (5/3/6/3/12)(Bells Brickskeller tasting 11/02) Clear red brown body with light tan head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet caramel and roasty. It's very malty, with mild hops until the aftertaste. (7/3/7/3/14)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Pretty brew, nice deep red-brown color. Nose is roasty coffee with a bit of sweetness. Good roast malts, and a pleasantly hoppier finish than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2002
dark copper to dark brown with a medium to big tan head. the palate is very complex with a dry finish on the lips. it has a sweet begining with a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste on the roof of your mouth you can taste the roasted malt. i think it is best served cold.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2002
very good, Im drinking it yet again. A fall favorite. Theres nothing like taking as 6 pack of Bells Best Brown to the woods in the fall, making a fire, and drinking them with your buds.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Spicy toasty nut nose, medium to light brown in color. Medium bodied, mellow not overwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Whoa! This a like drinking a nice cigar. Very smokey and powerful. Strong malt presence and equal hoppiness. A different kind of brown ale, but not necessarlily a bad brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 I agree with Andrew196's description of the appearance although I'm glad I wasn't reading it while I was tasting. It smells alot like Belguim brew. It does have a rich but dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Very unique in appearance.....very murky, lots of floaties. The color was interstate restroom toilet brown......not at all attractive except in beer. One of the best browns I have had. Perfect amount of crispness accompanied, the woody, maple malt taste....nice.


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