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A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paulynine99 (21) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2001
a very solid brew from bells. not a knock-out in my book, but a full, nicely textured beer. yay for bells.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2004
The pour is a dark amber with a soft head. The first thing that hit my nose was the intense nutty smell. It has a sweet musty undertone as well, as if it were aged in a cellar. The body is perfect. Each sip taken is better than the previous. There is a definite roasted malt taste. Drinking Bells Best Brown Ale was a great experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MegaMan2OO6 (21) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
(10.24.08) 12 oz. bottle: Ruby color with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit with crystal malt light alcohol. Medium-thin body with sweet malt, nuts, and overripe fruit flavors. Dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gobot (20) - commerce twp, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2007
This one’s better if not too cold. Not a traditional brown; there are some interesting things going on the malt and yeast that make for an interesting finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmokeyJ (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2004
An impressive product from Kalamazoo...go figure. This is one of my favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTPpilot (20) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On draft at RFD in Chinatown DC. Good seasonal beer. Dark amber pour with light head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
Pours reddish brown with light tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is mild with roasted malts and a light-burnt caramel finish. Very drinkable, would have again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours deep copper brown with a small tan head. Mild roasty aroma. A very smooth sweet and slightly roasted nuttiness. Thin and smooth on the palate. Good as this style goes.


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