pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like malt, looks like malt, tastes like malt.... it must be malt.
Not a bad brown ale, more interestingly complex than the traditional style.
smashbros (16) - USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter urine aroma, good flavor, but sour after taste, doesn’t compare to commercial brown ale’s like newcastle.
mbalmer (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Popped at home and drunk with dinner. Aroma was of caramel, chocolate, and nicely roasted malt - yuuuuuummy. Appearance was a nice mahogany brown with a 1/2-finger head and a fairly good amount of lacing as I drank. Taste - Pleasantly bitter, not overpoweringly so. Bitterness of hops, dark roasted chocolate come through nice on this, with a sweet malt back-end that I really liked. Really good stuff. Palate - Melded very well with the food I was having - hamburgers and fries. Carbonated enough that it didn’t stick to my palate, and yet heavy enough that it blended with the food I was having. Overall -- A great, great dinner beer. Really good to have with a nice solid burger, and balances very well.
vinobmo (16) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep ruby amber color with a large frothy beige head. Aroma of roughly roasted caramel. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is malt, light citrus, and some light treacle? It’s extremely tasty, and reminds of a lighter Belgian ale. Finishes more dry than not.
GTPpilot (16) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An good example of a nice Brown ale. Not necessarily my thing but since its Bells, I had to try it. I was not disappointed.
Legato (15) - USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of malts and caramel. Thin and slightly sticky palate. Pours with little to know head.
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m as big a fan of dark beers, this one was a good dark brew as far as I’m concerned. Not the best Bell’s produces, but still good.
FlipperSipper (14) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Brown Ale is the perfect name for this brew. Poured a beutiful rouge hued deep brown with a fine stick to your upper lip head. Carbonation is the key to this brown, it is forward and quickly diminishing in the mouth, making for an excellent flavor profile and an exceptional subtle nuttiness from the toasted malts. Slight caramel sweetness, and a bit creamy, and balanced beautifully with the hop character. A must drink.
indybigtom (14) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with beige head. Nice malt aroma with a bit of sugar. Malt and caramel taste with the sugar also. Creaminess helps the mouthfeel with the hops showing up a little at the end. Nice beer.
FlyFishingBob (14) - Clinton Township, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just finished my keg, and it was great. Malty ale with just enough bite. Got better with age, 2 1/2 months, and I wished it never ended.