Paulynine99 (21) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a very solid brew from bells. not a knock-out in my book, but a full, nicely textured beer. yay for bells.
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MegaMan2OO6 (21) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
Gobot (20) - commerce twp, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SmokeyJ (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
An impressive product from Kalamazoo...go figure. This is one of my favorites.
GTPpilot (20) - 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.
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at RFD in Chinatown DC. Good seasonal beer. Dark amber pour with light head.
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HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
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.
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.