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!
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.
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma: Strong blueberry, banana, scents of bread and caramel, slight chocolate. Appearance: Dark, cloudy brown with lasting, tan, frothy head. Taste: Sweet, fruity, notes of plum and berries, and surprisingly light, with slight bitter finish. Palate: Light to medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long and slightly bitter finish. The aroma is a bit too intense, but the flavor is great and it is drinkable for a dark beer. A pleasant Brown Ale.
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark copper to dark brown with a medium to big tan head. the palate is very complex with a dry finish on the lips. it has a sweet begining with a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste on the roof of your mouth you can taste the roasted malt. i think it is best served cold.
RR (26) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark Pour. Small Head. Iím a fan of Bellís but this didnít live up. A bit empty on the backside. Too carbonated. May have gotten a wonky batch. lots of floaties that you would expect with a wheat beer.
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber brown beauty! Smells comforting, like napping in the sunshine. Sweet and mild and friendly. Roasted and caramelly. Smooth coconut aftertaste.
CaptainBoosh (24) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from tap into pint glass. Pours caramel brown with small light tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Tastes sweet up front with a nice, mild hoppy finish. Some toast and almost floral notes. Nice mouthfeel. Good beer.
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b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a glass mug.
Appearance: Pours dirty rusty brown with about one finger of off white head that diminishes quickly.
Aroma: Very faint smells of malt and nut.
Taste: Tastes like a good example of an average brown ale. Itís malty, and sweet, with a small hop note on the end.
Palate: Medium body, pretty average mouth feel really.
Overall: Bellís Best Brown Ale is not Bellís best beer. As far as brown ales go Iíd rather have an Dogfish Indian Brown Ale, or Rogue Hazelnut. Not a bad beer though, Iíve had many that were much more mediocre.