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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainBoosh (26) - - NOV 7, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
An amber brown beauty! Smells comforting, like napping in the sunshine. Sweet and mild and friendly. Roasted and caramelly. Smooth coconut aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MapleCity219 (22) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2010
poured from a 12oz. bottle amber-brown in color, slightly hazy with a one finger tan head. leaves good lacing Has a nutty and carmel aroma. Overall i enjoyed this beer

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.

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.

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.

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
   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 oneís 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.

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.


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