dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t like brown ales. But this is the genius of Bell’s - if you make nearly perfect product, how can someone not like it. A little richer and creamier than most brown, this is so beautiful in both the throat and mouth that it is bringing a tear to my eye! Enjoy!
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a little odd... a little too much piney hops and some earthy malt. Flavor is better balanced... starting out with nuts and roasted chocolate malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and dry maltiness.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Actually thought this tasted very weak in body and flavor. Maybe I just missed some subtlety in this beer, but didn’t impress me at all. Didn’t even drink the whole glass-- moved on to the Expedition to get my spirits back up.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish in color. Nice head. Smooooth. Such a wonderful beer. I wish all beers were like this.
skatanarchy (212) - - AUG 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
벨스 브루어리 - 베스트 브라운 에일 5.8% ABV 부드럽고 크리미한 향이 맴도는 너티-토스티 한 브라운에일. 맥아의 느낌이 주를 이루며 편안하게 마실 수 있는 깊어가는 가을의 브라운에일. 작명이 너무 깬다.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 (draft) Just a decent fairly generic brown ale. More sweet than most I suppose, and not malty-sweet but sugar-sweet. If that makes any sense.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good brown ale - up there with Broolyn Brown ale. Pours deep brown, rich but not overpowering aromas spot-on for the style. Taste is a bit dry, deep maltiness that only comes out with time with just enough bitterness. Exemplary.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of sweet malts and nuts. The taste is caramel and toffee. Definetely sweet to the mouth, but drinkable.
mjmcend (209) - USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light autumn, dry leaves, and spice notes. Brown color with minimum but lasting head. Taste of lightly bitter ash, caramel sweetness, and balanced malts. Overall, a good experience.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruddy brown, with lots of floaties and sediment for the style. Nose is sweet with maple sugar, nutty, and vaguely yeasty. Earthy, with an enjoyable bitterness, and a rather dry finish. A well executed brown.