Another clone from Brew Your Own. This time it’s Bell’s Best Brown from Bells in Kalamazoo, MI. I have loved Bell’s ever since a buddy first brought home some of their Expedition Stout. Those guys just crank out excellent beers, and lots of them. They remind me of Rogue in that way. When another friend brought me a bottle of their Bell’s Best Brown, I thought that it would be a perfect beer to have on hand as winter drew to a close. Turns out I was right!
This was not my best-managed brew session by a long shot, but the beer still turned out good. Malty, nutty, not-too-sweet. This is one tasty Brown ale.
Did a trade with my buddy and got a Bell’s HopSlam. Now if I could only find the clone recipe for that one!
I’ve got a buddy sending me one of those. Can’t wait to put that one down. There’s got to be a take on that out there somewhere.
I just finished off a bomber of this clone! Yes…I’m lucky enough to know BrewerMan personally and he gave me a bottle as a going away gift. This was a very strong effort. I poured mine in a 20oz pint glass and enjoyed. The head was rich and thick. The aroma was malty with a nice punch of hops and the drinkability was smooth, nutty, with a hint licorace. Overall a well balanced brown that stands up to the best of them. Well done Brewerman and thanks 😉