realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking this on cask. Deep copper color with a white head that is thin but long lasting with great lace. Taste of caramel and roasted malts. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice one inch beige head. Toasted malt, caramel aroma. Sweet toasted malt initial flavor which phases into a alcohol, slight hop and malt, caramel finish. Lots of sediment. Good brew.
KYackley (33) - , Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an attractive coppery brown body with a small off white head. Scent is enticing with a creamy fresh fumes. Flavor lingers on the tongue with hints of creamy, roasty caramel. Palate is left moist and slightly alcoholic. Well done on Bell’s half.
kenter2000 (33) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Brown Ales I have ever tasted. No surprise with the title then. Smooth Carmel, deep calm, pleasant tone, warm body. Hard to drink just one.
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a haztyy brown with thin beige head. It has a very malty. Hadf a sweet and nuty taste. Nice brown ale.
BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep murky brown with a little head. Aroma of huge toffee caramel and toasted nuts. Tastes of mostly toffee and caramel with some faint hints of cocoa. Has a surprisingly light body and thin mouth feel for a brown ale. Overall it is a good drinking brown.
bigtourist (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth with a light, quick hop finish. Chocolate overtones, dark color, quickly fading pleasant aftertaste
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful tan head sat atop this light-brown, cloudy ale. Aroma was malty. Taste was full, malty-sweet and maybe just a teeny-bit sour. Not bad sour, it complimented the taste. No hops to speak of anywhere, and the finish was very smooth. Great beer for everyday drinking, but not neccesarily for late evening enjoyment. Would make a great introduction beer for the un-initiated because of the overall smoothness.
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best of the winter amber ales, Bellís Best Brown indeed does a terrific job balancing itself somewhere between too light and too heavy. If I am entertaining guests and having to consider that not all people are accustomed to some of my favorite types of beer (imperial stouts, barleywines) and I have to get something everyone will enjoy AND still keeping with craft beers and out of the fuzzy yellow standard domestics, I almost always choose Best Brown. It has the right balance to make nearly every drinker happy, without the usual blandness of a run-of-the-mill amber ale.
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
burnt orange color with a creamy head.typical brown ale with slight toasted flavor to it.smooth to drink.