woodychevy (847) - - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 suprised to see such a high rating. could have been an older bottle that I had- didnít seem to have much life left. Pours a translucent brown with a thin white quickly disappating head. taste is malt with some interest on the finish with a hit of hops- website says "generous use of hops" but does not list actual ibuís. the light color sort of threw me off- expected there to be a bit more to it. does make sense of the commercial description though- could pair with a cool fall evening or work on a warm summer evening. definitely not heavy, just not quite enough to it. maybe a bit wimpy?
shared a bottle after the bells flight. was actually nice to switch to something lighter after 3 stouts. Original review still stands, but maybe this brew has itís place as more of a session beer. Little more easy going and approachable. itís certainly not bad, just would not hold my interest for long.
drjay44 (3433) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Bottled 09/07/2016. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, over a very slightly hazy, copper (SRM 17) body.....nose is toasted/roasted malts, with light toffee/caramel, cocoa, mild fruit tones from the hops......taste is dry, with light toffee/caramel notes, light cocoa, finishing with light pine, resin, bitterness......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. The malt backbone in both aroma and flavor is a bit on the light and simple end of the spectrum for the style. It is an easy drinking beer, but a bit more caramel/crystal malt might improve. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Prufrockstar (1993) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cappyís. Red brown pour, small head. Caramel, toast, light toffee, some roast. Pretty dull and straightforward, but easy to drink. Light-medium body, moderate bitterness.
ozzy70 (839) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can. Pours brown, thick tan head. Aroma was caramel, coffee. Taste was medium sweet, nutty, coffee.
MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bellís Best Brown does for me what a lot of Brown Ales donít. Itís true to its English roots yet distinctly American. Brown/darkened amber coloring topped with a thick layer of tan foam. Rich, malty nose. Flavors start of with caramel and chocolate notes then finish with a spicy hop character. The toasted notes seem deeper than the light roasted quality of many Browns, and the feel is heartier too. Many American representations of this style tend to fall into a lighter viscosity. While Bellís Best Brown canít quite be described as full-bodied itís a notch past medium. This Autumn brew is easy-drinking but not at all boring.
Concealer (1187) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Clear amber brown with a large, foamy, tan head that lasts and laces. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, light nuts, toffee, and pine. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, toffee, light nuts, pine, and coco. Light bodied, smooth with a dry, toasty end.
ronaldtheriot (1796) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best Brown Ale has a thick, creamy, bone-colored head, and a tan or light-brown, turbid appearance, with a few lacing strings left behind. The aroma is of somewhat spicy, brown bread crust and nut oil. Taste is of sweet, slightly spicy, brown bread crust, tea, a touch of chocolate, and some low-to-medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Best Brown Ale finishes medium dry. RJT
beer_rookie (416) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown...maybe a touch of ruby. About half finger khaki head. Okay retention, fair lacing. The beer is pretty, just wish it had better head on it.
Aroma is mild. Nutty, sweet, medium roasted malts. I smell pecans and hazelnuts.
Taste is nutty and smooth. Again, pecans and hazelnuts. Smooth, creamy. Just a touch of bitterness that might be pecan shell. There might be some caramel, very light cocoa.
Mouthfeel is medium body. Creamy, smooth. Finishes with light and lingering bitterness.
Overall, this is outstanding. Good all the way around. I absolutely recommend this, and I cant wait to have another one!
Cajun (407) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a dark amber to medium brown, white head. Smells of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and a hint of fruit. Flavors of a sweet malty base, a mild syrup, toffee, and a sort of skunk water to this particular one... mild hops finish.
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color. Very malty easy drinking and full of flavor like vanilla and chocolate. Very good
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BREWMUSKCLES (2565) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice velvet almost creamy brew that holds the flavor of tree bark and sweet caramel adulterated slightly with the broom. warming and smooth the beer becomes intense for a second and some hop emerges. foamy character adds to the pleasantries, the beer is a bit dense and therefore fuller. caramel and perhaps cocoa in the sweetness. satisfying , beery and lingering.