rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz btl. Pours a deep copper with a white head. Nice roasted malty aroma. With some cocoa undertones. Thin and crisp body pleasant candy taste with some fruity undertones. Nice and drinkable brown ale. I donít normally drink brown ales but Iíll get this one again. Great seasonal.
truebluehes (196) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brownish amber pour, little to no head. Aroma is of nicely sugar roasted malt. Flavor is much of the same sugar roasted malt with a nice hint of caramel... decently dry finish.
WanderinCelt87 (196) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely amber brown with a creamy white colored head. Has a nice subtle aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Has a very easy going taste of brown sugar. Leaves a some what sweet after taste.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint Can. Delicious brown ale that goes down easy. Balanced with caramel malt and hops. A little chocolate and brown sugar as well. Great Fall beer!
malvrich (193) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can > pint glass
A: Pours a murky dark amber with a half finger of lingering head.
S: Caramel malt is dominant in the nose.
T: Caramel maltiness with a bitter bite of chocolate and earthy hop note. Little real sweetness but írounded". Pretty good balance of flavors.
M: Medium body and good level of carbonation on the tongue. Very smooth mouthfeel. Clean, not cloying.
O: Very smooth drinkable brown with nothing negative.
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent little amber/brown color with a light tan head. Body is somewhat cloudy with some sediment suspended. Head retention and lacing was quite alright. The aroma had an adequate amount of a sweet caramel malt and bread and biscuit malt. It was also disclosing and almost almond or peanut scent. The hops donít stand out in the nose. More so in the taste. A bit of an earthy or leafy scent also. A bit of the hop bitterness comes through in the taste. Not strong, but there. A dry, bread taste with the hints of caramel and touches of chocolate. Medium dry, semi-smooth mouthfeel. Lots left on the palate. No real warmth, but it is easy going. Pretty good brew. Doesnít blow my socks off, but definitely worth a try. Went down easy. Bells creates solid brews and this one is no different. Not much else to say except, I can drink it no problem.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine Brown Ale. Not quite as good as Brooklyn Brown Ale, but close.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a gorgeous amber. Aroma is full of malt with a hint of toffee. On the front end is the obvious Malts you would expect from a fall/winter Brown, but on the back end you get a slight hop finish that does not normally accompany a Brown. Very well balanced...but what would you expect from Bells. I prefer on tap at Bells, rather than the bottle.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the only beer Iíve had that was cask conditioned. I had it at the Berkley Front. If you are ever in the Detroit area, check out this and two other hand pulled beers as well as 48 more on tap on 12 mi near Woodward.
bigben873 (189) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - Light malty aroma
Appearance - Medium brown, clear, almost no head
Taste - solid brown ale,
Palate - medium body, smooth finish
Overall - A solid brown ale; a first for me, a Bellís beer I actually really like.