Goose (3) - Wildwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A wonderful smokey flavor.
Very rich, but not over powering.
Larry’s got it down.
Trip (2) - USA - FEB 9, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yes, not every Bell beer can be up to par. There is way too much metallic tones in this one. The aroma is ok, but the flavor and aftertaste really do nothing for me. Reminds me alot of a generic light beer you chug after doing yardwork. However, Bells always redeems themselves with Hopslam and the old Expedition. Sorry to be so brutal.
amwelsch (2) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a pleasant cocoa like a rich brown ale. One of those beers that both the amateurs and professionals enjoy
danseltenright (1) - Goshen, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2003 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good full body, good flavor, almost nutty flavor, dark brown color, excellent ale.
vholt12985 (1) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A tad bitter but very good palate. Very nice look. Nice sweet after taste. Over a very impressive beer.
brewnite (1) - - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good brown ale, but just short of "best". With it’s hints of caramel and fruit, Bell’s Best Brown Ale is an enjoyable and easy to drink beer but seems to lack a bit in taste. Overall an enjoyable drink.
thebeanser (1) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Winking Lizard. Poured a beautiful caramel color with ample frothy head. A little nutty and straw-like in the nose. Smells like autumn. Wonderful dichotomy on the tongue with earthy beginnings and hoppy finishes. Surprisingly balanced for two strong and separate flavor profiles. Very happy with it and will make it autumnal standard.
tim11bj (1) - - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Couldn’t think of a better beverage to go along with a Thanksgiving dinner. Very savory, serve at about 45 degrees. At a 5.8abv this is a perfect socializing beer.