Monday, November 3, 2014

Bell's Best Brown Ale

This 5.8% ABV fall seasonal is from the Bell's Brewery of Comstock, Michigan. 

The beer pours a dark chestnut brown with a ruby tint. There is a short head of off-white to very light tan head that doesn't last long. The aroma is mild, dark toasted and roasted malt, nutty, lightly fruity and tangy. The taste is malty, toasted, nutty, with a bit of dark stone fruits. The finish is dry with a light bitterness. The beer is moderately carbonated, refreshing, and drinks extremely easy. This is a very quaffable brown ale.

2017, subtle changes to the bottle label: The beer pours dark brown with an orange tint. There is a half-inch head of light tan foam. The aroma is very well roasted malt, nutty, some sweetness, some tanginess, with dark fruit. The taste emphasizes the roasted malt, nutty, with a touch of chocoalte and coffee, but not stout-like. The beer drinks smooth with a pleasant moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and moderately bitter. This is a nice drinking brown ale. 

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