rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big fan of the style. Light brown with a thin head. Very roasty (seems like victory or biscuit malt). Lightly hopped and very drinkable. Not bad
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours hazy dark brown with quite a bit of visible sediment and a thin white head. Smell is malty sweet with a touch of cocoa and caramel. Palate is somewhat watery and thin with a good amount of carbonation. A touch of malty sweetness in the upfront taste. Follow through is somewhat sour, bitter hops. A touch of dried fruit and alcohol warming in the aftertaste. Overall, an okay brown ale, but I will definitely be exploring more in this style before giving it another try.
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
i like bells, bells are good. they make sounds. blah blah blah. i like reading reviews cus they are funny.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good, Im drinking it yet again. A fall favorite. Theres nothing like taking as 6 pack of Bells Best Brown to the woods in the fall, making a fire, and drinking them with your buds.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours.. well umm brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is strange.. like a mix of grapes and asparagus. Flavor is mild with some small hints of chocolate, malty and has a nutty finish. Palate is tingly, and leaves a lasting impression on the tongue. Good brew.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from Sicilianoís Market in Grand Rapids, Mich., and poured into a pint glass. This beer was consumed at the end of the night, following many different FFF beers. Itís hard to compare. Anyway, Iíve drank this many, many times, just havent gotten around to rating it yet. For a brown ale, itís definitely enjoyable and well-balanced. Not too shabby.
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a can that they were selling dirt cheap 4pks at the store today. Extremely foamy when I poured into a glass. Dark amber to mahagony hue with tan/vanilla colored head, once it went down. Smells a bit stale but still pick up some nut, caramel and coffee tones. Weird type of bitterness on the finish, almost acidic. Not the greatest brown ale, probably not the freshest either.
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap. I was disapointed, the beer looked good, but was just a little lackluster for Bells. Nice and malty, but somewhat dry for the style.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an Amber brown with head. I had a hard time detecting an aroma(roasts)? Shallow and malty bitter balance make for an interesting ale but its not exactly a great brown ale. Then again my expectations are high for this brewery.