Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Medium orange amber. Light caramel malt aroma. Flavor breast and caramel. Faint earth hops. Odd , maybe even a touch sour? Will try again in future, not what expecting at all.
marv3mania (127) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. True to itís name, this is a dark brown beer with a paper-thin light brown head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is rich caramel and chocolate. The taste follows the nose, though it seems a bit less rich than the scent. Smooth, ever-so-slightly creamy feel. I would have hoped for a bit more taste, but otherwise a pretty decent brew.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
False advertising this is not the best brown, but its pretty good. Rich chocolate, malty, like toasty flavors and a very light hoppiness to balance out the finish. I like it.
ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy medium brown color with small bone white head and some lacing. Aroma is not strong, but includes chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and some nuts. Tastes slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness in the short finish Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel One of the better brown ales Iíve tried. Bellís has never disappointed me.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light chocolate and a bit of coffee in the nose. Thin, hazy brown color, with a thin film of carb. Very bland initial / nicely and caramelly in mid palate / finish has very soft hop tracks. Thin body. Not bad. Unoffensive. A well-made take on what tends to be a boring style. I guess Bellís has to make something for the masses. But this is quite light, even for a session beer.
Sluskin (10) - Skokie, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Forget Newcastle, fellow brown ale nerds. A smooth ale with medium body and nutty taste. Sign me up....and the bottle is not clear!
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a light mahogany with a thin beige head. Big malt nose, with a hint of sweetness. Rich and creamy mouthful, with an almost bland front. Flavors kick in in the middle with rich malt, caramel and a hint of chocolate.Lots of malt in the backbone and finish with slight bitterness. The best? probably not, but certainly pleasant
burgy (452) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice solid and rich malt. Overall this beer is really balanced and easy to drink!
Christpuncher (492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not usually a fan of brown ales but this one is really smooth. Has a nutty and malty flavor. Bells never disappoints
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superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 11/14/2012. Pours fairly cloudy brown copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, light cocoa, brown bread, floral, brown sugar, and light nuttiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance; but are fairly weak. Taste of caramel, toast, cocoa, brown bread, floral, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pine, and light citrus hops. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, cocoa, brown sugar, light pine, and light citrus on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors with a fair amount of robustness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good brown ale. Nice balance with fairly robust flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.