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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bell's - Best Brown Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Best Brown Ale
Bell's Brewery Inc.
8938 Krum Ave.
Galesburg & Comstock MI USA
Est. 1985

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.8 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep brown color with some red hues.
Roasted malts, bready and caramel with scant hops on the nose.
Draped lacing, tan head that simmers out to a wisp of yeast cover.
Caramel and toasted malts giving way to a dry, nutty finish.
Moderate carbonation. 
Medium bodied. Finishes very clean.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Bell's has many beers, but this is one I hadn't heard of, nor seen before. It is a seasonal and was purchased right near the end of shelf life. Upon opening it, I found that it had not suffered from the shelf storage at all. It was malty, creamy smooth and most of all delicious.

I will make a point to seek this one out during the Fall/Winter months as its seasonal availability will escape me no more. The wise old owl on the label surely knows this brown ale could easily be a year round best seller for Bell's. But he looks as if he doesn't give a hoot.

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