AHSlowhand (32) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice opaque brown, small caramel head. Nutty, coffee nose. medium to light the palate. Solid brown
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.
StephenWade (28) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a wonderful, molasses appearance. I can hardly smell anything at all--maybe itís my glass, I donít know. The taste--warm, clean, complex. The malty taste is comforting and truly full of goodness. There is a hint of molasses in the taste as well, but everything finishes clean, with an aftertaste combining hints of smoked almonds with the taste of german dark wheat bread. I like the low carbonation content; it allows one to taste the beer more than feel it.
jaghouse (28) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Blah. and way too much tin and metallic flavors here. Seems like Bells is hit and miss with me. Ill pass on this one in the future.
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely the best brown ale I have ever had. Spicy and caramelly and nutty in the nose, thick long-lasting head, a little citrust and hppy perkiness, but overall deep richness and malty goodness. Sweet and a slightly sugary finish. Beautiful deep ruby color held up to the sun. Great unwinding beer!
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very balanced and deep palate. Aroma and taste are well matched and this was a great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A thin brown ale that, has a fleeting thin head of white foam, and a translucent brown color for an overall moderate brown ale.
Smoothsippin (27) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ambr with a beige head. Can catch both a mild sweetness and bitterness in the nose, which continues into the mouth and the swallow. Pretty consistent and smooth with a pleasant crisp finish. I like Brown ales and this is a nice one.