Bell’s Brewery – Best Brown Ale

Bell's Brewery - Best Brown Ale

Bell’s Brewery – Best Brown Ale

American Brown Ale
Brewed in: Kalamazoo/Comstock, Michigan
2015 BJCP Style: 19C – American Brown Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Bottled on: 8/8/19
Best By Date: 2/8/20
Tasting on: 10/17/19
Glass: Snifter

Aroma: Overtones of moderate-high deep-toasted malt with notes of cocoa and toffee. Undertones of light hops. 8.5/10

Appearance: Dark brown with good clarity when held to light. Off-white head with fine bubbles and excellent retention. 9.5/10

Flavor: Moderate hop bitterness in the beginning. The middle is dry with moderate deep-toasted malt that gives an impression of light sweetness and that has a minor nutty character including hazelnut. Moderate-high hop bitterness in the end with moderate grapefruit flavor. Moderate hop bitterness and grapefruit character continue in the aftertaste. 18.5/20

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a medium-full body. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 8/10

Overall Impression: Dry and rich with a complex malt character that still lets the pleasant hop bitterness shine through. 46.5/50

Final Score: 91% B+

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